Carr Vineyards & Winery is a small, handcrafted winery producing 4,500 cases in downtown Santa Barbara. Owner & Winemaker, Ryan Carr established the winery in 1999. All of the wines made by Carr are sourced from Santa Barbara County vineyards and are made in a traditional wine making style to capture the essence of the grape varietal and region. The vast microclimates of Santa Barbara County allow the winery to produce several wines including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sangiovese, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. Carr Winery has two locations for guests to enjoy wine tasting, wines by the glass and wine on tap: The Barrel Room in downtown Santa Barbara and The Warehouse in Old Town Santa Ynez.
In addition to wine making, Ryan Carr also owns a vineyard management and development company. Carr Vineyards is a full service vineyard management company providing design and installation of new vineyards as well as consultation and revitalization of older vineyards. With 15 years of experience in the wine industry, Carr Vineyards knows what varietals grow well in the many different micro-climates and soils of Santa Barbara County. Carr Vineyards currently manages over 100 acres across Santa Barbara County. Ryan incorporates organic farming practices into all of the vineyards he works with and because the vineyards are operated under his supervision, the grapes are grown to his exact specifications making sure that only the finest grapes enter the winery.