Carr Wine Growlers are in the news! Thanks Food and Home Magazine for featuring our wines on tap.
“Kegging wine results in a 96 percent reduction in carbon footprint versus the traditional serving of wine from a bottle over the course of 20 years. A five-gallon keg replaces 26 wine bottles, including the cases they’re shipped in, the labels and the cork or Stelvin tops. Put another way, each steel keg introduced into service eliminates the same amount of carbon emission that one car puts out for two years.
Carr winery first started kegging wine in 2008. “The wines that we make for our tap program are made with the same approach and attention to detail as all wines made at Carr,” says owner Jessica Carr. “The only difference is when it comes to bottling, we put the wine into a reusable, stainless-steel keg.”
Aside from a more consistent tasting experience at the winery, the tap program at Carr offers wine lovers a chance to take home their wine in a larger bottle called a growler. These wine growlers are not only stylish and fun, they’re also 100 percent reusable. Each bottle that is returned to the winery is sanitized using an environmentally friendly three-step system allowing the bottles to be reused many times over.
Carr Winery currently offers five Santa Barbara County wines on tap: Chardonnay, Rosé, El Guapo (Grenache/Syrah), Il Padrino (Merlot/Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon), and Carrbonic Cabernet Franc. Each bottle will be filled by request and contains six glasses of wine. The growlers will last just like any other bottle of wine: enjoyed the day you pick up or saved for a special occasion.
For those who want to start sipping and refilling, Carr growlers are available for purchase at their tasting room locations. – RB