Miami Map and Country Region
History for Miami Map
The red and white Quonset hut, which resembles a wine Miami Map cave, originally served as a military barracks at Santa Barbara Airport during World War II. In Miami Map 2006 winemaker Ryan Carr seized the opportunity to open a new winery and tasting room in the hut, which offered everything he sought: ample space for winemaking operations (4,500 square feet), a downtown location, and easy access via walking, cycling, or public transportation.
Ryan and his wife, Jessica, who serves as director of sales and marketing, immediately began transforming the hut into an efficient winemaking operation and attractive tasting room They added eco-friendly insulation, fashioned a striking wraparound tasting bar made by hand from wine barrels, and decorated with eye-catching works of art such as a whimsical robot figurine clutching a wineglass and a forty-five-pound longboard Ryan built in college. Outside, a tiny patio with redwood Adirondack chairs and umbrella-shaded tables beckons visitors to stop and enter the winery. The door opens to a cool, cavernous room, where guests can view the oak and stainless steel wine barrels, play tabletop shuffleboard, and listen to music while tasting Ryan’s ultrapremium, limited-production wines. In the fall, visitors can watch Ryan and staff make and bottle wine in the same space.