Ryan Barker

Assistant Tasting Room Manager

 

Ryan’s journey with wine began at a “Grape Stomp” party in the Santa Ynez Valley.  Though he was studying Computer Science at the time, Ryan officially caught the wine bug that day and decided a change in trajectories was in order.  He took his first wine job in the Tasting Room at Sunstone Winery and started taking class in Viticulture & Enology on the side.  Ryan went on to manage the Tasting Room at Presidio Winery for six years, earn aforementioned degree, and work his first full harvest at Martian Winery in Los Alamos.  We were thrilled to find Ryan at the tail end of that harvest and hire him as our new Assistant Tasting Room Manager.  In his free time, Ryan loves live music, cooking, hiking, and playing guitar.  Come say hi to Ryan in the Tasting Room soon!