Meet the Carr Winery Team
Owner / Winemaker / Grower
Ryan is the owner, winemaker and grower for Carr Vineyards and Winery. He has spent the last 22 years making sure that he and his team produce the best grapes and wine in Santa Barbara County. His daily routine consists of waking up at 5:00am, driving to the Santa Ynez Valley, visiting each vineyard and getting his crews started for the day, then coming back to Santa Barbara to check on the wines and visit with customers.
General Manager / Sales
Jessica is the General Manager and Sales Director for Carr Vineyards & Winery. She began working with her husband, Ryan Carr back in 2005 after leaving the event business. Over the years, she has assisted in growing the winery and the distribution section of the business. You will typically find her at the winery in Santa Barbara or on the road selling wine to the best restaurants in California.
Tasting Room and Wine Club Manager
We welcomed Jackie to the Carr team in September of 2020. She comes from a food and beverage background, previously managing Wine Cask/Intermezzo, a local Santa Barbara restaurant. She has assisted Carr Winery with two harvest seasons while also serving customers in the tasting room. Jackie is now managing both Carr Tasting Rooms as well as the Carr Wine Club.
Sam moved to Santa Barbara and joined the Carr team in August 2021, just in time to dive in to harvest season. He was previously making wine in Washington state and also made a small batch Grenache under his label, Barzo. Sam works with Ryan on a daily basis to ensure you all get to enjoy delicious wines from Santa Barbara County.
Jennifer was born in Tennessee and her passion for wine led her to Santa Barbara, California where she landed a job at Carr Winery. Jennifer has been working with Carr Winery for over 9 years in many aspects of the business and recently took on a new role as Account Manager for Ventura County.
Cellar Master and Vineyard Worker
Chris has a tremendous amount of wine knowledge, as he was previously a wine buyer at a local restaurant for over 15 years. Chris has always been interested in the vineyard side of the wine business, so when Ryan had an opportunity for him to drive the truck during harvest, he jumped at the opportunity. Chris helps us in many aspects of the business including vineyard maintenance, harvesting, winemaking and bottling. He also produces his own wine label called Oralé in extremely limited quantities.
Jose “Chava” Quintero
Chava has been working with Carr Vineyards for over sixteen years as our Vineyard Forman. He has assisted Ryan in planting over 200 acres across Santa Barbara County and helps with all aspects of vineyard management including planting, pruning, harvesting and managing the vineyard crew.