5 episodes

Roadside Terroir is an audio travel guide for wine lovers who want to dig into the subject of terroir. Join geologist Brenna Quigley on a road trip as she explores the unique geologic history of wine regions around the world.

Roadside Terroir Brenna Quigley

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

Roadside Terroir is an audio travel guide for wine lovers who want to dig into the subject of terroir. Join geologist Brenna Quigley on a road trip as she explores the unique geologic history of wine regions around the world.

    Farming for the Future

    Farming for the Future

    Our final episode of Season 1 contemplates the future of this emerging region as we explore the eastern edges of Santa Barbara County, specifically the Los Olivos District and Happy Canyon American Viticultural Areas. The episode concludes with our final thoughts on the region, and a small reunion of guests from throughout the season. This episode is sponsored by Sei Querce Wines and listeners like you.

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    • 53 min
    The Heart of SB

    The Heart of SB

    The third episode of our Santa Barbara season dives into the heart of Santa Barbara County. We start in Santa Maria, home of the oldest vines in the county, and head south on Highway 101. We stop in Los Alamos to explore this small-town culinary mecca, and then continue on to Ballard Canyon—the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. This episode focuses on the people and the history of the valley, and how they frame the geology, terroir, and wines.

    • 52 min
    Rita's Balance

    Rita's Balance

    This episode explores the range of factors that contribute to the unique expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Rita Hills AVA. We are guided by a diverse group of winemakers, journalists, sommeliers, and friends from Point Conception to all corners of the appellation. We discuss everything from diatomite, to earth’s axial tilt, to the progression of winemaking styles in order to identify the components of balance in this extreme part of the world.

    • 57 min
    On The 1

    On The 1

    Episode 1 of our Santa Barbara season takes us through the ancient vines of Los Angeles County, up the rugged coastline of Highway 1, and into the busy Funk Zone of downtown Santa Barbara. Along the way we discuss the tectonic history of Southern California and its influence on the terroir of Santa Barbara County. We sit down with winemakers and friends from LA to SB to discuss wine, geology, seafood, and surf breaks--all in search of an answer to the question: What is Santa Barbara's terroir?

    • 45 min
    Roadside Terroir Sneak Peek

    Roadside Terroir Sneak Peek

    Take a sneak peek of the first-ever episode of Roadside Terroir. Our first season takes place in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. The first episode will introduce the area as a wine growing region and describe the coastal geology along the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. 

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

foodwineclick ,

fascinating

Brenna makes the geology of Santa Barbara County alive and interesting. Can’t wait to hear of a new region in Season 2!

Swing dancing geologist ,

Perfect

The combination of terroir and geology is seamless, and what better place than Santa Barbara and California where the wine is excellent and the geology is even more complex and beautiful. The host is well suited to produce this homage to the classic Roadside Geology book series due to her geologic expertise and valuable access to major players in the Santa Barbara wine industry. A book/book series would be a dream, I hope she goes for it.

Jennipodcaster ,

Some pros and cons

I came across this podcast and I love wine so I had to try! Learned a few new things which is always nice. I also love the guests- very impressive. The biggest detractor for me is the host’s voice- Not her fault or anything, just find it a little annoying! Otherwise pretty okay, if a bit slow.

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