in late fall, (click to enlarge)
has it’s own,
put on a muted,
as the wine grapes are ready,
are showing off too.
Cheers to you from Santa Barbara~
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in late fall, (click to enlarge)
has it’s own,
put on a muted,
as the wine grapes are ready,
are showing off too.
Cheers to you from Santa Barbara~
218 thoughts on “Santa Barbara Wine Country~”
lovely russet tones
So happy you enjoyed & cheers Graham დ
Beautiful, Cindy, as always. Thank you for the lovely things you have said to me over time. I look up to you for all you do. Will wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas now!! 🙏🏽❣️ And hope you have a happy year of photography and love!
You just gave me the most amazing Christmas present. You have touched my heart dear friend and made me teary. I wish you and yours all The Blessings of The Season & A Happy and Healthy New Year. I so look forward to sharing another year with you my kind friend. 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thank you! დ
Lovely fall pictures, Cindy!
Grazie mille Peter დ
Such stunning fall colors in wine country! Thank you for sharing your wonderful shots with us, Cindy!
Thank you much more for your very kind appreciation & Happy Holidays! დ
Beautiful autumn photos, Cindy. Such a gorgeous display!
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Lynette დ
I never knew vineyards got these brilliant fall colors! 🧡💛 Our one Concord grape plant is pretty blah-looking in the fall. LOL!
They surprised me too. Cheers to you Teresa დ
Ahhh simply diWine! Beautifully captured as always! ♡ඩ⌔ඩ♡❄️⛄️🎄
I so look forward to sharing another year with you my kind friend. Be safe & well and Happy Holidays დ
Vice versa, my friend! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Stay blessed and keep smiling! 💕ヾ(๑❛ ▿ ◠๑ )🎄⛄️❄️🎁
Stunning colours Cindy
Thanks much Sheree Happy Sunday! დ
These a re amazing photos, thank you for sharing, Cindy. 🙂
You are so welcome my friend & cheers to you დ
Lovely. We never think of the wine country in fall.
I didn’t either! I was surprised დ
Agreed, and absolute delight! I had no idea that vineyards sported so many magnificent shades of red and yellow!
I was also surprised, especially with all the variation in hue. Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed დ
Beautiful photos, Cindy. I see that the trees and grapes are getting water, but the grass looks so dry. Every time I’ve driven through California, it seems to be dry, dry, dry. Just imagine how it would be if it had the rainfall Hawaii gets.
Yes. Poor Cali. The drought is terrible. დ
Amazing and soothing as usual Cindy!
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Chris! დ
I’ve been to the vineyards outside of Sonoma. Beautiful, as are your photos.
My daughter lived in Sonoma so I know how lovely they are. Thank you David & cheers to you დ
Autumn is a marvellous season that speaks of harvest time and homecoming! Thank you for creating a place of welcome!!! Sending hugs!
Hugs and thanks to you Rebecca & Joyeux Noel! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
The geology is very pretty there, lots of rolling hills. ☺️
Yes. This is the topography we live in at The Holler დ
Absolutely beautiful. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas – Janet X
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Janet & Joyeux Noel! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thank you very much! დ
I was surprised! დ
The second and the last photo’s are like a patchwork quilt, it is a beautiful scene Cindy. And the dryness around them are like a frame (not much rain?). Interesting the different shades appear to be different varieties of grape responding to the fall temperatures. As a kid I used to work at a couple of the big vineyards over here but they didn’t have a display like this. I think in the early days they were mainly one particular variety and only expanded many years later. Great pictures dear lady, a lovely landscape of color 😀❤️🙏🏽🦋🎅🏽🎄🎁⛄️
You thoughtful comments Mark are so sincerely appreciated. Yes we are in a rather catastrophic ongoing drought. You can clearly see the effects on the surrounding vegetation. I too was pleasantly surprised by the variation in hues of grape leaves. It made for quite a contrast with the dry surrounding scrub. Thank you for ur discerning eye and very kind thoughts დ
And thank you for sharing such a delight, even among the strains of a drought. Nature is a beautiful creature, even among these times. And a Merry Christmas Cindy, may there always be many presents in the lens of your life 😀❤️🙏🏽🦋🎅🏽🎄🎁⛄️
Awww….. Joys of the Season to you my friend 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thanks for sharing the beauty you witness. Gratitude.
Gratitude is flowing back to you. Thank you დ
Subltle blends aren’t they. I love them too დ
I hope to someday get out there to see this part of the US, and the photos are certainly advertising Fall as the best time to do so. These pictures are beautiful, Cindy!
Thank you very much. So appreciated. If you do come this way, give a holler and I can share some tips დ
Will do, Cindy. Thanks!
Thanks Cindy for this vision – by no other word so well – homesick. My old home is Northern California (SF Bay Area), but Santa Barbara too has those softly rounded sensual dry grass brown hills mapped by giant oaks. No longer my home, except in my bones and heart, forever. Not so much the grapes, although more and more small repurposed older farm lands now to family wineries. But still… beautiful, how you share, how you see.
Thank you for brightening my day. neil
I was born in SoCal and have lived here all my life and I know exactly what you mean and how you feel about Cali. She is so beautiful, with such varied terrain and so many National Parks all of which are quite unique. I love your description of the soft rolling hills with oak and sage. It is a subtle beauty that is etched into our collective Cali consciousness. Thank you for your beautiful thoughts Neil and be well my friend დ
My dad said to say, “Hi” when the chance presented itself. This is the chance. Beautiful colors. Did you get a chance to sample?
He has been on my mind! So happy you stopped by. You dad is in my thoughts and prayers. Please let him know I am thinking of him. I loved hearing him sing in the latest post. I couldn’t comment. You are such a talented family. Merry Christmas to all the Ramos clan! 🌟🙏🕯🎅🎁🎄
So happy you enjoyed Darlene & cheers my friend დ
Such a beautiful landscape despite the drought!
Yes. Poor Cali, she is a beauty and she is parched დ
I hope the California grape crops were large and successful this year.
I hope so too. We just got a large dump of rain and snow which helps, but we are still in a catastrophic ongoing drought დ
Beautiful colours 💚
I was surprised by the variance in hue. Happy you enjoyed Cathy & cheers! დ
Fantastic, Cindy! You’ve captured the autumn vineyards beautifully. A favorite time.🤗🍁
Thank you Jane. Much appreciated & Happy Hols my friend 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thanks! All the best to you and yours! 🎄
Grazie mille Janis! დ
Beautiful Autumn colours!
Thank you dear lady & May the Joys of the Season be with you my friend 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
How beautiful Cindy! You have such glorious falls, which are so stunning compared with our evergreen trees
Thank you! You know how much I adore incredible Oz. It is like no place else on the planet. I can never visit enough, or not want to go again. Kakadu got nixed due to covid, but tomorrow is another day……Happy Holidays 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Grazie mille Marie დ
Gorgeous, Cindy! Great shots, and they make some amazing wines in California.
Our wine region has a shorter season, so when the grapes freeze, they make ice wine.
It’s really thick and sweet. The white ice wine is perfect for over vanilla ice cream.
I love ice wine. I am more familiar with the German version, but my husband is the oenophile and I am sure he is familiar with the Canadian version. I would like to try it! Happy Hols Resa & thank you! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄 Holiday hugs!
This morning we visited a Santa Barbara (de Nexe) that looked very different, Cindy. An uphill climb to 2 windmills, one whole and one ruined. But our vineyards look very similar in their russet tones. Cheers to the differences and a very happy festive season, Cindy.
Yes! I was just talking to someone from Austria who noticed the same thing. I have seen this in Europe in several countries. I was immediately reminded of this when I saw the vineyards. I have been to The Algrave Region & Duoro Valley, but never in the fall. It must be incredibly beautiful. Enjoy & Happy Holidays🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thank you Margaret & Happy Holidays to you and yours 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thank you. And … likewise.
So gorgeous, they rival the hues of the Northeast!
The Northeas in the fall is ethereal. Cali is more muted, but still has a beauty all it’s own. Happy you enjoyed Eliza 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
I’ve never seen photos of a vinyard in fall. It’s beautiful!
Happy you enjoyed Liz. I was suprised to see this here. I have seen these colors in Europe in the fall. Happy Hols my friend 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Happy Holidays to you as well, Cindy!
So sieht es rund um Wien im Herbst auch aus. Sehr schöne Bilder!
Ja! Genau das habe ich in Österreich und Deutschland erlebt. Die Ähnlichkeiten sind mir vor allem bei den Ombre-Tönen aufgefallen. Hier sind einige Beiträge, die ich im Herbst in Österreich und Deutschland gemacht habe. Danke & frohe Weihnachten!დ
Oh ja, Melk ist wunderschön und ganz in der Nähe von meinem neuen Zweitwohnsitz. Die beiden Beiträge kenne ich gar nicht. Normalerweise schaue ich mir alle deine Beiträge an. Jedenfalls wünsche ich schon einmal schöne Feiertage und einen guten Jahresbeginn !
Gesundheit & Glück für dich mein Freund!
Vielen Dank, auch dir, das Allerbeste❄️
It’s been several years since I traveled through this area. Thank you, Cindy, for sharing your gorgeous photos! Happy Holiday wishes to you and yours.
You are so very welcome. I am so pleased you enjoyed. Joyeux Noel Michele 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Did you take these a while ago, Cindy, or is wine country that far behind Central Illinois in its seasons?!! Such stunning beauty there.
We are far behind Illinois where my family originated from. These were taken at the end of November. At The Holler our trees down by the creek turned at the same time. Quite beautiful. I should post them. Now the leaves are gone as nights dip below freezing and we wake each morning to a blanket of frost, but no snow. Happy Holidays Debbie & stay warm! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Beautiful! I’ll drink to that. 🍷 🙂
Smiling. Thank you John. Happy Holidays my friend. Looking forward to sharing another year with you! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Beautiful wine country! The fall colors are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing with us, Cindy!
You are so welcome Amy. Happy Holidays my friend and I look forward to sharing another year with you my friend დ
I grew up in the L.A. area, so those wineries were the ones I went to the most while living n CA. 🙂
They are quite fun aren’t they with all the charming little towns to visit and wonderful restaurants too დ
They are indeed. 🙂
I love those amazing colours!
Maiko! How wonderful to hear from you! I am heading over to your blog now to see if I have missed anything. I hope all is well with you and wish you Happy Holidays and a Healthy & Happy New Year! დ
Beautiful captures of teh season. I’ve been to that area once … loved it.
Not much there, but is rural, peaceful and lovely, with lots of wine! დ
Grazie mille Gigi დ
I did not know the grape vines turned like that! What a beautiful swath of color to have.
I was surprised by this too, especially in SoCal. So pleased you enjoyed & cheers დ
Those colors are magnificent. I lived in Sonoma County for one year and don’t remember it being that glorious. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.
Sonoma is gorgeous. My daughter lived there for many years. Thank you very much for your very kind appreciation & cheers to you Tracy დ
Stunning! Truly beautiful, Cindy. Thank you for sharing wine country in autumn.
You are so welcome Dale & thank you for your very kind thoughts დ
I hadn’t expected so much color. Lovely photos, Cindy!
I was surprised too, especially with the variance in hues. Thank you Becky & cheers დ
Gorgeous photos, Cindy! I don’t often see grape vines in autumn.
Thanks much Debra & I don’t see that often either especially in SoCal დ
What a beautiful vineyard!
So pleased you enjoyed & Happy Holidays Donna 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
I had no idea grape vines changed colors. They’re very pretty!
I too was surprised by the variance in hues. May The Blessings of The Season be with you and yours Kathy & Healthy and Happy New Year! 🌟🗣🙏👶
Beautiful pictures, Cindy. The reds and oranges…gorgeous!
Thank you very much and most happy you enjoyed. Happy Holidays! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Happy holidays to you also, Cindy. 😊
Beautiful set of captures. I love all the orange and red hues of the vineyards so late in the fall.
Thank you very much. They surprised me. I wasn’t expecting all the variance in hue. Happy Holidays!🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thank you Derrick & Happy Holidays to you and Jackie!🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
I love the bright fiery colors! Would love to be there and taste some of the fine Californian Wines.
Stay safe, dear Cindy!
You must come then and I will show you around, or else I will come back to Germany! Merry Christmas dear lady & Happy and Healthy New Year! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Does California winter look like? Beautiful, quiet and peaceful!
Southern California looks like this. Northern California mountains are the fourth snowiest in the US. All of the snowiest places in the US are on the west coast. Tamarack in Northern California holds the record for the greatest single snowfall ever recorded on earth, 884 inches, according to wikipedia. It’s because warm moisture laden Pacific storms stall on west coast mountain ranges. Happy Holidays Alexander!🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
I see. Yes, looking at the map, I can realize, California has several climate zones, which are so much different from each other.
As I understand, you live in Southern California among birds, flowers and vineyards.
Joy of The Season to you my dear friend.
Love these colors. I remember them from when we lived in CA.
So pleased you enjoyed Noelle & Happy Holidays!🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Cheers back to you Cindy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and love for nature all year. Happy Holidays! 🎄💕
I so look forward to sharing another year with you Brad. Happy Holidays my friend & Healthy and Happy New Year!🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Cheers! One of my favorite places!
Cheers back to you & Happy Holidays Tiffany! 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Such beautiful colors. Whenever I’m in Germany in autumn, I also admire the fall foliage in the vineyards.
Yes! So do I. I did several posts on the gorgeous fall colors in Germany and Austria. Here is one: https://cindyknoke.com/2015/11/17/schone-deutschland/
We actually have a few vinards here. Maybe we’ll have to look into some local tours?
Sounds like a great idea! Happies Holidays to you and yours Jules!🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Looking forward to our love lights 🙂
Thanks… now if we can escape the on coming blizzard!
This blizzard is a scary. Stay safe and warm.
We’ll do our best. ~Thanks
…Right now some mulled cider or wine might be good it is just about 13 F and that isn’t including the wind factor!
Wow. Stay safe & warm.
Got up into the 50’s this afternoon… but they will drop. …it is winter in the north.
Absolutely gorgeous. No doubts the wines are just as lovely. Happy holidays Cindy. <3
The Best of The Holidays to you sweet lady and a Happy & Healthy 2023. I look forward to sharing another year with you my friend 🔔🎉🎅🎁🎄
Thank you very much Dana & cheers to you დ
Thank you so kindly my lovely. I too look forward to another year with you and our wonderful community. Merry Christmas and Holiday hugs. <3 🙂
We have a ew small wineries here in Western Mass but I don’t recall any of the rows of bushes being this colorful. How nice that they give not only fine wine but a lovely autumn display as well.
Thank you very much Steve. Wine grape growing is complicated. I know nothing about it. Maybe, or maybe not, your grape leaves fall faster due to how hard and fast your winter falls. დ
Beautiful 🧡🧡 thank you Cindy 💐🙏🏼💖
I so look forward to sharing another year with you Val! Wishing you Holiday Happiness, and Bright and Healthy New Year დ
Thank you Cindy 🙏🏼 Wishing you a happy holiday season and all the best for the New Year 💕
Awesome fall colours 😃 My favourite time of year 🍁🍂
Fall is exquisite. Happy Holidays to you my friend დ
Wow the fall colors are glorious, so bright and pretty.
I admire who-ever and how-ever they keep those vineyards so tidy and weed free. That has to be just years of experience and knowing what to safely use to fight weeds.
Your last photo should be in a frame displayed on a wall.
Awww….. So appreciated. Thank you very much. I agree with you about the absence of weeds. Unusual isn’t it. Happy Holidays to you my friend დ
Those reds and oranges really stand out on the landscape. Beautifully captured, Cindy.
Thanks very much Sue & cheers to you დ
Lovely! Happy Holidays!!!
Peace & Joy of The Season to you my friend & thank you!
Beautiful golds, browns and autumnal colors!
Thank you Eugenia. I love the variety of shades too!
My pleasure, Cindy!
Cindy, thank you so much for these beautiful photographs!
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Thank you sincerely Charles. Peace & Joy.
Always a pleasure to see your photographs, Cindy. Such glorious shades of Autumn colours.
Have a joyous festive season and a happy New Year. Peace and Love. Cheers! Joy xx
Thank you very much Joy. Peace and Holiday Joy to you my friend.
i wish you a merry christmas
I am so sorry. I just found your comment in spam, hence my tardy reply. I hope you had a Joyous Christmas and Wish You Happiness & Health to you in The New Year! ⌚🔢🕛🎊
thank you so much cindy and happy new year
beautiful. happy holidays, Cindy!
All the Joys of The Season to you Pam! დ
Wow! I love how to showed the photos from far to near.
So happy you enjoyed Jennie & thank you my friend. Take good care დ
I did! You’re most welcome!
Vineyards are so calming to look at! The work to keep them growing and thriving must be hard, but they are wonderful to admire for the view and wines. Thank you for sharing your captures!
Definitely my kind of place..!
If something goes wrong, there is always the opportunity for some palate educationing wine tasting for free. Works for me! 🙂 🙂
Gorgeous, rich fall colors!
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Bridgette! დ
Beautiful photos! One house we lived in at Windsor, had a vineyard on one side, a prune orchard on another, and my dad used to ride his horse from the back side to the horse ranch he worked on. Another group of pictures that bring back memories. Thanks for sharing
What wonderful memories you have. I like the way they are triggered for you by images. What a gift დ
Sounds so nice!
Wonderful for foodies too! Cheers to you Dan დ