Lina Carro

Lina Carro

Violet-Green Winery (Winemaker)

Inspired and encouraged by friends and mentors (both male and female) in the wine industry, Lina Carro jointly founded Violet-Green Winery with her partner, Don Wattenbarger. Partners in life and love, they have shared a passion for 34 years for fine wines, foods, and the great outdoors.

In 2002, they produced their debut vintage and are now in their 16th year of production. Violet-Green’s wines feature grapes grown in Northern Mendocino's Alder Springs Vineyard, Lake County, and the Napa Valley. Violet-Green produces Rhone and Bordeaux varietals to create Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and their proprietary Bordeaux blend, UltraViolet.

Violet-Green Winery overlooks Misty Hill Canyon near Humboldt Bay in far northern California near Freshwater. The winery was named to honor the Violet-green Swallow's annual spring migration to the winery as a symbol of nature's promise of renewal.