Guest Winemakers – Ryan & Jessica Carr, Carr Winery

Ryan Carr - Carr WineryMeet Ryan Carr, Owner, Winemaker, and Grower at Carr Winery

Ryan is the owner, winemaker, and grower for Carr Vineyards and Winery. He has spent the last 15 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 am, 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.

Meet Jessica Carr, General Manager and Sales Manager at Carr WineryJessica Carr - Carr Winery

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 business, Cluster Wine Group. You will typically find her at the winery in Santa Barbara or on the road selling wine to the best restaurants in California.

More on Carr Winery

Carr Vineyards & Winery is a small handcrafted winery located in downtown Santa Barbara. The winery’s first vintage was in 1999. All of the wines produced at Carr Winery are sourced from Santa Barbara County grapes grown by Ryan Carr. Because the vineyards are operated under Ryan Carr’s supervision, the grapes are grown to his exact specifications making sure that only the finest grapes enter the winery. The vast microclimates of Santa Barbara County allow the winery to produce several great wines including Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Grenache 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.

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