“To say he is on the fast track would be an understatement. Ryan Carr jumped aboard the winemaking rocket in 1998 and hasn’t touched down yet.” – Bung R. Cooper
The Santa Barbara Newspress asked all of the locals to vote and we came out on top. Carr Winery was voted 2014 Best Wine Tasting Room in Santa Barbara.
“A special mention should also go to the 2007 Carr Pinot Gris. Carr doesn’t make a Chardonnay, and so brought Pinot Gris instead, and there was a tuna tartare being passed right when I went to try the Pinot Gris. Delicious pairing! Who would have thought that Pinot Gris could last for 7 years?” – Lori
“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.