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Magazine Archives: Sept. 15, 2002

Santa Barbara's Future Is Now

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah lead the way in California's South Coast
James Laube
Issue: September 15, 2002

It was 1978. Richard Longoria stood in the cellar at Firestone Vineyard, listening intently as winemaking legend André Tchelistcheff talked about the future of Santa Barbara County wines. "You will be famous for Pinot Noir," Tchelistcheff predicted in his deep voice and thick Russian accent.

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