“Husband and wife team Ryan and Jessica Carr have set up their winery in downtown Santa Barbara in an old WWII Quonset Hut. Their first vintage was in 2000 and they produce 4500 cases per year.”
Brittany & Drew moved out West from the East Coast and have spent their days traveling and having one continuous adventure after another. Over Thanksgiving weekend they explored the Santa Ynez Valley and stumbled into our tasting room in Santa Ynez. It looks like they enjoyed themselves.
“Though not technically in the Happy Canyon appellation, Camp Four Vineyard acts very much like that warmer eastern corner of the Santa Ynez Valley, where Bordeaux varietals done in the regional style seem nicely embrace the more herbal, even pleasantly vegetal side of the equation. This Carr expression does just that, weaving in a bit of green pepper with ample spice, leather, and freshly broken chocolate bar flavors…”
Wine Tasting at its Funky Best
Down towards the East side of town, on Salsipuedes Street you can stop into Carr Vintners. From the outside it looks like a miniature airplane hangar, but don’t let the façade food you! This tasting spot is one of the hippest on the south coast featuring a laid back, barrel room vibe like no other. These folks know how to serve and entertain in their comfy seating areas and actually encourage you to bring your own pizza, and have a game of shuffleboard as you sip the many varietals by the glass or bottle….
Come explore Santa Ynez and fine all the wonderful stores and restaurants and all the hidden gems it has to offer.
Alan from The Cultural Diplomat had some kind words to say about The Santa Ynez Warehouse and about our wines.
Roxy is our loving watch dog. She is up at the vineyards in the mornings chasing away squirrels and rodents and lounging around and relaxing the rest of the day at the winery. No wonder The News-Press thought to include her in their article on winery dogs.
This is a great article about ways to enjoy your Saturday. Matt takes you around to all the hard to find places of Santa Barbara. Our favorite part is him coming to visit Carr Winery during harvest and getting a hands on experience in winemaking.
Anthony Head with 805 Living wrote loves our 2009 Three Vineyard Pinot Noir.
“Carr used fruit from three different Sta. Rita Hills vineyards to structure this elegant pinot. Although I can’t pick out which vineyard the floral aspects came from, nor where the cherry and cola flavors and enticing minerality originated. I can definitely report they’re all here-and apparently they’re all pretty damn happy to be in the same bottle.”
Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine trail has finally joined together to form a 501 nonprofit.