winemakers

Running for the Vine

Running for the Vine

Santa Barbara’s jogging winemakers prepare for 5th Vintners 5 Miler on Saturday, July 20 at Sanford Winery

By Matt Kettmann, Santa Barbara Independent

Contrary to stereotypical notions of rotund, leisurely bon vivants, Santa Barbara County’s winemakers are a rather athletic bunch. Many stay fit by jogging, often through the vineyards, which makes the upcoming Vintners 5 Miler and its Finish Line Festival, a perfect pairing of exercise and oenology. To see how running and winemaking mesh, I asked five running winemakers to explain how their two passions work together.