“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.
“Anytime that you are able to step into a winery and take pink bubbles to go – you know in your heart of hearts that anything related to this place is going to be fun. In what looks like a hollowed out airplane silo, Ryan and Jessica Carr have created an atmosphere at their eponymous winery that rivals the best party in town. Carr has created a very cool growler-type program, where you can get your own refillable bottle and fill it with several of their delicious offerings, which are always in small production. Still one of the top vineyard managers in Santa Barbara, Ryan is able to capture some of the best fruit sources for his eclectic mixture of bottles, including one of the best white wines in the county….”
The summer is starting to heat up and what better to accompany your BBQ than the 2011 Harvest Girl Rosé.