In short, a clone is a propagation of a single “parent” plant. When a bud from this plant is cut and planted, its offspring will be genetically identical to the parent plant. For a variety of reasons winegrowers use clones to yield fruit that is more specialized in its expressed traits.
“The unique, transverse nature of the valleys of Santa Barbara Wine Country provides a patchwork quilt of micro-climates and terrains, resulting in one of the most diverse grape growing regions in the world. The valleys in the Pacific coastline actually run east-west rather than north-south, and both the coastal Santa Ynez Mountain range and the more interior San Rafael range are transverse as well.”
— Santa Barbara Vintners
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Kærskov Vineyard is the newest vineyard under Carr Vineyard’s management. It was planted in 2014 by Ryan Carr with its first crop in 2016, making the very first vintage to be released from this vineyard available this fall!
The Wine Collector’s Room is Santa Barbara’s newest private wine storage facility. The Wine Collector’s Room has over 40 private, climate controlled lockers and a members-only lounge. Located within Carr Winery, Wine Collector’s Room members can access their lockers any time the winery is open. Bring your friends, host private parties, and enjoy wine and spirits from your private collection, all while protecting your investment in a safe and secure climate controlled facility.
Father’s Day is just around the corner and buying Dad a gift can be hard. Let’s face it, Dad’s tired of getting tools and ties for Father’s Day. We all know what he really wants… wine! But what kind of wine? Well we’ve created a foolproof guide to pairing your dad with his perfect wine!
Buying wine and drinking wine are the easiest components of experiencing wine, but what about the hard parts? What about proper aging, storage, decanting and serving? Understanding and practicing good wine keeping techniques can completely transform the way you enjoy fine wines and we’re here to help!
The first visible sign of life in the vine after winter dormancy is bud break. These tiny little fuzzy buds hold the future of the vine and the outcome of this next harvest within it’s tiny, beady cluster. Bud break within the vineyards is the second step towards Harvest 2017.
Ryan Carr of Carr Vineyard and Winery is indeed adventurous! His first job was making snowboards, then went to the University of Arizona for graphic design and worked for a landscape company. It was in college that he took a class on plant science, a seed was planted, and since 1999 he has been farming vineyards and making wine– what an adventure! When Ryan made his way to the Santa Ynez Valley he thought he would start a graphic design business. Little did he know he know the adventurous path that laid ahead…
While Harvest 2017 doesn’t officially start until the fall, the vines have already started preparing for the big day. Step one is Pruning, a process involving the trimming down of the old growth in preparation for new growth and fruit production.