Get a taste of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail

August 17, 2017

The Foxen Canyon Wine Trail connects Santa Maria Valley and Los Olivos, a journey that gets you out of the city and into the country. There are meandering roads and breathtaking views with tucked-away vineyards all along the 30 mile road. Home to 16 wineries, it’s the perfect way to taste wine from the oldest appellation in Santa Barbara County. With one of California’s longest growing seasons and a truly rare transverse geography, the wineries along Foxen Canyon Road produce complex and distinctive wine. The notably balanced grapes that grow here combined with the casual environment demonstrates how Santa Maria Valley values real experiences with real people.

Of the wineries on and around the trail, some offer drop-in tastings and others ask that you call ahead to make a reservation. Check out the list below for details and to plan your route:

Andrew Murray
5249 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA
(805) 686-9604
Open daily, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Rhone style wines, viogniers, single-vineyard Syrahs and blends

Byron
5250 Tepusquet Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 264-6363
Tastings are by appointment only

Cambria
5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 937-8091
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Costa de Oro
1331 S. Nicholson Avenue, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 922-1468
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fridays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Cottonwood Canyon
3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 937-8463
Monday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 111 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and sparkling wine

Demetria Estate
6701 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA
(805) 686-2345
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tastings by appointment only
Rhône and Burgundy style wines

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA
(805) 688-1545
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Food and wine pairings by appointment
Rhône and Burgundian varietals

Firestone Vineyard
5017 Zaca Station Rd, Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-3940
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Estate Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah

Foxen Vineyards
7200 & 7600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 937-4251
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc

Kenneth Volk
5230 Tepusquet Rd, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 938-7896
Open Thursday-Monday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Koehler Winery
5360 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria, CA
(805) 693-8384
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Riesling, Syrah, Sangiovese, Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier

Martian Ranch & Vineyard
9110 Alisos Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, CA
(805) 344-1804
Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Albarino, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Gamay Noir, Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Tempranillo

Rancho Sisquoc Winery
6600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 934-4332
Open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Johannesburg Riesling, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Petite Syrah, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Sylvaner, and Syrah

Riverbench Vineyards
6020 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 937-8340
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines
Pet-friendly
Bocce ball courts

Tres Hermanas Winery
9660 Foxen Canyon Rd, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 937-8451
Tasting by appointment only
Old-world wines with small-lot emphasis, French and Italian varietals

Zaca Mesa Winery
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos, CA
(805) 688-9339
Open daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The first to plant Syrah in Santa barbara County
Rhone wines including Syrah, Viognier and other varietals

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