This vintage Carhartt overalls poster hangs in Brooke and Mike Carhartt’s home. Mike’s great-grandfather, Hamilton Carhartt, founded the company in 1889 in Lexington, Kentucky, originally to supply quality, durable overalls for railroad workers. Two generations ago Mike’s uncle took over the clothing company and Mike’s father went west, to California.Mike Carhartt, who spent his formative years roping cattle and riding horseback on his family’s Alamo Pintado ranch, has now turned winemaker. Though Mike and his wife, Brooke, no longer run the dairy and cattle operation begun by his father in the late 1950s, they do continue to farm family land on the old Rancho Santa Ynez. Instead of hay, however, the couple grows wine grapes for the Carhartt Vineyard they planted in 1996.
-via Inside Santa Ynez Valley