Carr Winery has been featured as a don’t-miss urban winery in a new article in the San Francisco Chronicle. Read the full piece here.
“There is a long history of urban wine in Santa Barbara County. In 1964, Santa Barbara Winery began making wine in a nondescript warehouse near the city’s oceanfront. But instead of the posh resorts or kitschy restaurants that you might expect to line the longtime tourist hub’s seaside blocks, the neighborhood was mostly home to seafood processing plants, scuba diving equipment manufacturers and other semi-industrial, far-from-flashy operations.[…]
Altogether, there are more than 30 tasting rooms on the Urban Wine Trail today. Learning about wine in downtown Santa Barbara may not always be as romantic as sipping on the veranda of a winery overlooking an estate vineyard. But it’s extremely convenient to be able to walk from pour to pour, and then wind up at a great restaurant on the same block without ever having to consider getting in a car. And you might even take a dip in the ocean or at least touch your toes to the sand along the way.
With so many options at your fingertips, most of these urban outings begin with one plan and lazily evolve into another as spirits loosen. But for those who’d like to hit a range of spots and ‘hoods, here’s a cheat sheet.[…]
4. Carr Winery
Ryan Carr was part of the Cellar 205 team that moved into the Funk Zone in 2005. However, a couple years later, his Carr Winery brand had grown considerably, and he discovered a new part of town on Salsipuedes Street. That’s where his winery and tasting room occupy an old Quonset hut next door to Telegraph Brewing Co. Carr, who is also a vineyard manager, makes single-vineyard wines from seven different sites across the county, including a rare perch above the seaside town of Carpinteria.”
– Matt Kettman for the San Francisco Chronicle‘s “The Press”