The ten-acre Carhartt Vineyard sits high on a mesa with maximum sun exposure and a soil structure that lends itself to the production of outstanding fruit. Planted in 1996, the vineyard is situated in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley appellation (AVA), blessed with a climate that is particularly suited to Rhône and Bordeaux varietals. The cool mornings quickly move into hot, sunny days that remain warm until sundown. The growing season is long, often stretching into late November, which allows the grapes to fully ripen and achieve their optimal balance of sugars, acids and spicy flavors.
Come and visit with the winemakers, Brooke and Mike, at the "World's Smallest Tasting Room", just one block north of the Flagpole in downtown Los Olivos to taste their full range of current wines.
Case production: 3200
Principal varietals: Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel
Winemaker: Brooke Carhartt
2990A Grand Avenue, Los Olivos
daily, 11am - 5pm
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