California's Santa Maria Valley is home to what has been called, by some, the best barbecue in the world. The Valley's Visitor Information site has produced a booklet featuring all you need to know about the Santa Maria Valley barbecue scene.
In addition to showcasing the rich history of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, the 14-page booklet features a list of restaurants and caterers specializing in the regional culinary tradition. The booklet also contains recipes for Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans and Santa Maria Style Barbecue Salsa, as well as pairing suggestions from 12 local wineries.
You can send off for it and wait for the mailman to bring it, or you can download the PDF file and get that immediate gratification for which the internet age is famous.
If you'd just like to see which Central Coast wines are recommended to pair with SMV BBQ, here is that excerpt directly from the brochure.
ADDAMO VINEYARDS - 2005 Syrah or 2005 Pinot Noir
RIVERBENCH VINEYARD AND WINERY - Estate Pinot Noir or Mesa Pinot Noir
BIEN NACIDO VINEYARDS - 2007 Bien Nacido Vineyards Syrah or 2007 Bien Nacido Vineyards Pinot Noir (coming in Spring of 2010)
BYRON WINERY - 2006 Tepusquet Syrah or Clone 667 Pinot Noir
CAMBRIA VINEYARD - 2006 Tepusquet Syrah or 2007 Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
COSTA DE ORO - 2008 Costa de Oro Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County or 2008 Costa de Oro Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
COTTONWOOD CANYON WINERY - 2005 Bistro Syrah or 2002 Syroir (Syrah/Pinot Noir blend)
FOXEN VINEYARD - 2006 Syrah Williamson-Dore Vineyard or 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Vogelzang Vineyard
LUCAS AND LEWELLEN VINEYARDS - 2005 Lucas and Lewellen Merlot or 2004 Lucas and Lewellen Valley View Cabernet Sauvignon
TRES HERMANAS WINERY - Rosé of Syrah 2006 or Rosé of Syrah 2007
KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS - 2006 Syrah, Nielson Vineyard or 2007 Negrette
RANCHO SISQUOC WINERY - 2007 Sisquoc Barbecue Red or 2008 Sylvaner