Rancho Santa Ynez, Family owned and operated since the early 1950s. Located in the beautiful and rugged hills north of Santa Barbara, California, Mike Carhartt grew up raising cattle and horses on the historic family ranch. Years later, he and his wife Brooke planted a vineyard along with a dream. Today, with their son Chase, the Carhartts grow grapes and craft wines on that same patch of ground. The principles that guided their great grandfather, Hamilton Carhartt 125 years ago, are still alive and strong in their ground to glass approach to winemaking.
The Carhartts take extreme pride in farming their own fruit sustainably and with the utmost care and consideration for the environment. Any top drawer grape grower or winemaker will agree that 80% or more of winemaking begins in the vineyard.