Project Description:

Wine & Tourism

Santa Barbara Wine Country “Celebration of Harvest” October 7 -10 Wine Country Events, October 8th Festival Grand Tasting

2016 – New EconAlliance Board president (11/1/2016) Steve Pepe, Clos Pepe Vineyards co-founder, and new wine industry board member Michael Larner of Larner Vineyards, are supporting the organization’s research into re-establishment of its Wine/Tourism Initiative. Discussions between EconAlliance, Santa Barbara Vintners Association and others are taking place along these lines. First step identified is for a wine-focused agriculture forum the first week of August 2017. During 2016, the organization was also actively participating in discussions and hearings regarding the impacts of the County Wine Ordinance under revision.