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Foxen Vineyards

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.

Bill Wathen, Bill Wathen, co-owner, winemaker and viticulturist and Dick Dore, co-owner sales and marketing have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in northern Santa Barbara County. Foxen Winery manufactures White Wines, Pinot Noir, Rhone Style, Bordeaux Style and Cal-Ital Wines as per their flavours.

Foxen’s Tinaquaic Vineyard is the region’s only dry-farmed vineyard with grapes that display distinctive and intense varietal character. The soil composition ranges from sandy to clay loam in this hillside vineyard and have currently six acres of Chardonnay and a mere 1.5 acres each of Syrah and Cabernet Franc.
Foxen’s Block Eight is ideally situated on a steep south-facing slope, with the vineyard rows aligned north-to-south, providing maximum sunlight exposure to evenly ripen the fruit. The soil here is a shale and gravelly loam with excellent drainage. At an approximate 1000 feet elevation, the vineyard is directly exposed to the marine influences of the Pacific Ocean only 15 miles to the west. The cool ocean breezes and coastal fog moderates temperatures through out the growing season that helps extends the fruit’s ultimate hangtime resulting in extraordinary Pinot Noir fruit.
Bordering the Bien Nacido Vineyard on the Santa Maria Bench, the Julia’s Vineyard is situated in the coolest, western-most section of the Cambria Estate.The soil is gravelly loam and exceptionally well draining restricting vine vigor resulting in Pinot Noir fruit with concentrated and intense flavors. Sea Smoke Vineyard has shallow clay soils. In this 100-acre, steeply-sloped vineyard are planted to French clones on vigor-reducing rootstocks, resulting in fewer grape clusters of extraordinarily intense flavors. Followed by Sea Smoke, Williamson-Dore Vineyard, at Santa Ynez Valley is planted in 1999 and is a family affair.
Ideally situated in Santa Barbara County’s warmest growing region, the eastern-most section of the Santa Ynez Valley, the 82-acre hillside vineyard produces world class Bordeaux varieties. Vogelzang Vineyard, with gravely loam soils, located at the base of the Los Padres National Forest, is the vision of Mary Beth Vogelzang, who planted the vineyard in 1997. Their dedication has remained the same, the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using a minimalist approach to winemaking.

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