Foxen Vineyard

Founded by Bill Wathen and Dick Doré in 1985. Minimalist winemaking. Sustainable wine-growers. Solar-powered winery.

About the winery
Foxen's first vintage was in 1985, made in the old blacksmith shop on the ranch. This building, now known fondly as "The Shack", and the accompanying barn were Foxen's winery and tasting room for over 20 years. With the completion of Foxen's solar-powered winery and tasting room in 2009, the historic and beloved "Shack" was renamed foxen 7200, where we feature our Bordeaux and Italian varieties under a brand of the same name. Our Burgundy, Rhône, and Loire varieties are showcased in the solar-powered FOXEN tasting room just down the road. Our co-founders Billy and Dick, the "Foxen Boys", invite you to visit Foxen to taste our wines and experience the bucolic setting of Foxen Canyon and Rancho Tinaquaic. Once here, you'll understand why many say, "If you don't know Foxen, you don't know Dick...or Bill!"

Learn more about Foxen Vineyard and their facilities at:

http://www.foxenvineyard.com/

Location

Santa Maria

Opening Hours
Monday: 11:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 11:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 11:00 - 17:00Thursday: 11:00 - 17:00Friday: 11:00 - 17:00Saturday: 11:00 - 17:00Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
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Cellar door / shop
No
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes
Tours
No
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Santa Maria
Country
USA
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon BlancCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah
History & Geography
Foxen is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and our co-founder Dick Doré's great-great-grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800s. In 1837 ths Santa Barbara County pioneer purchased Rancho Tinaquaic, a Mexican land grant that originally totaled nearly 9,000 acres and comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctice "anchor" as his ranch cattle brand, and the winery has adopted it as our trademarked brand. It is very fitting that Foxen has made its home on the 2,000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands.
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