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Foxen Vineyard

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Address: 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd, And 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454-9170
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+1 805-937-4251
11:00 - 16:00
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I found the Pinot noir wines on offer (as well as the Sangiovese) to be better than several other vineyards visited on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. The host was very friendly, and... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Nicholas G
Boston, Massachusetts
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Santa Ynez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Foxen makes some of the best wine in the valley. Their Vineyard is on the Foxen Canyon trail. It is well worth the drive out to the tasting room. Stunning beautiful surroundings and the reward is great wine. The Tasting room can get crowed - so be patient. Try going on a week day, but check their hours before you... More 

1 Thank Christa R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I found the Pinot noir wines on offer (as well as the Sangiovese) to be better than several other vineyards visited on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. The host was very friendly, and the company all around quite entertaining. Would definitely return!

Thank Nicholas G
Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited this winery because a friend of ours is a big fan. He called ahead and we were treated like royalty. For me their pinot noirs are too big and don't really taste like pinots. They are good wines, just not to my taste. Their Mourvedre/Grenache blend is very good and their "Toasted Rope" Syrah is excellent. Though I'm... More 

Thank UltimateWines
Palmdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Foxen was the second stop on our Saturday afternoon of tasting on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Be prepared, as one of the better known producers in the area, the winery can get pretty crowded. Which it was when we arrived. Our group of four managed to find a spot at the end of the bar, which worked out perfectly... More 

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite place to stop when we're in the area. I love the laid back rustic vibe of the "shack". Beautiful scenery and the people that work there are always friendly. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Stephanie S
Healdsburg, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visited last September and decided to make it first stop of our return to the area for wine tasting. Did not disappoint. As I indicated in previous review there are actually two different tasting rooms with different varietal tastings. We returned to the newer site at 7600 since I specifically wanted more of their Pinot Noir, My wife and her... More 

Thank WillieMacfan
Millbrae, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Foxen Winery's Pinot Noirs have been getting well-deserved attention. These highly rated wines offer an interesting variety of really delicious Pinots. Some are light and elegant and some are more full-bodied than you'd expect in a Pinot. There are three choices of tastings, which vary by price: one is the more usual wines, all of which were quite good; one... More 

Thank Janet F
Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a must if you are doing any wine tastings. You actually need to stop at both tasting rooms. Stop by the old shed first and then go to the newer building. They are only 1/4 mile apart. They have different tastings though and give a totally different exposure to Foxen. Great great wines. Some fantastic pinots. (though I... More 

Thank Dan V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went to both their locations, original "Shack " and the newer "Foxen". Both offer a great selection of wines and are worth trying. The Shack has a more laid back vibe with original barn like tasting room, the newer Foxen has a nicer picnic area in back. Very good Pinot and we will be back:)

Thank ariceli79
Dana Point, California
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

6 wineries in one day, too much.. We visited late in the day, great wine of course, but we should have changed the schedule!, next time. This winery is a must visit.

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