Located in the Los Olivos District AVA, Lyons Vineyard is a 10-acre vineyard focusing on Rhône varietals including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Viognier. First planted in 2009 with one acre each of Grenache and Viognier, the vineyard was expanded in 2017 under Ryan Carr’s vineyard management to include additional varietals. The vines are planted 5′ x 3′, creating competition in such an ultra-high-density environment and producing small, dark-skinned grapes. The soil is a mixture of sandy loam, clay, and ancient riverbed with rich nutrients and great drainage. The 2017 Carr Grenache (only three barrels total) is the first Carr wine from Lyons Vineyard.