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Foxen Vineyard & Winery

Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Address:
FOXEN
7600 Foxen Canyon Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454

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7200 Foxen Canyon Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone:
(805) 937-4251
Hours:
7 Days a Week: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Website:
www.foxenvineyard.com
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Bill Wathen and Dick Doré (the Foxen Boys) have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in Northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time their dedication has remained the same: the creation of small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a straightforward and minimalist approach to winemaking.

The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, and English sea captain and Dick’s great-great grandfather. Benjamin Foxen came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800’s and purchased the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in 1837 with a Mexican Land Grant that totaled nearly 9000 acres, that comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive anchor as his ranch cattle brand, which became the trademark of the Foxen Vineyard & Winery. We are proud that we have made our home on the now 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands.

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Brander Vineyard

Brander Vineyard
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Address:
2401 N. Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(805) 688-2455
Hours:
11am-5pm May 1st to October 31st
11am-4pm November 1st to April 30th
Website:
www.brander.com
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Our founder, Fred Brander, gained a passion for the wines of France in the early 1970’s. Shortly thereafter he recognized this location as an ideal microclimate to produce top-quality Bordeaux varietals. Throughout his experience he has dedicated himself with fanatical fervor to make exceptional block designates of estate Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon that push the quality envelope for Bordeaux style wines in Santa Barbara County.

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Tomi Cellars

Tomi Cellars
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Address:
140 Industrial Way, D2
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
(818) 515-5422
Hours:
Friday - Sunday 12pm - 5:30pm
Website:
www.tomicellars.com
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Tomi Cellars is the new project from Boyd Shermis and Denise Davis, with a little help from some family and good friends. We’re just getting started, but currently six wines in the bottle. Our goal is to make the finest wines possible from the finest vineyards on the Central Coast of California. We’ve spent the last two decades learning what it takes to make wines of distinction, wines that evoke place of origin. Wines that we want to drink – and wines that we hope you’ll want to drink, too.

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Presqu’ile Winery

Presqu'ile Winery
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Address:
5391 Presquile Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone:
(805) 937-8110
Hours:
Saturday - Thursday: 11 am - 5pm
Friday - 11 am - 6 pm
Website:
www.presquilewine.com
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Located in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Valley, Presqu’ile (pronounced press-KEEL) is a small, family-run winery dedicated to making exceptional cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Designed and planted to create a diverse tapestry of vineyard blocks, the sustainably certified, 73-acre Presqu’ile Vineyard features an array of clones, exposures and elevations. Made using this estate fruit, and grapes from a handful of the finest vineyards in the valley, Presqu’ile’s wines capture the essence of their vineyards and vintage, and have earned acclaim for their elegance and balance. Situated high atop a hill, with ocean and vineyard views, the stunning Presqu’ile Winery offers one of the most memorable wine tasting experiences on California’s Central Coast.

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Sunstone Winery

Sunstone Winery
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Address:
125 Refugio Rd.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Phone:
(800) 313-9463
Hours:
Daily: 11am-5pm (last pour at 4:30pm)
Website:
www.sunstonewinery.com/
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Sunstone’s tasting room is reminiscent of some of the small wineries in the Provencal French countryside. The gorgeous courtyards and picnic grounds, surrounded by vineyards, provide the perfect place to experience the wines. Tucked on the edge of the Santa Ynez River, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine country, Sunstone Vineyards, Winery and Villa is also a beautiful event destination that greets your guests with the delicate fragrance of French lavender and rosemary.

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Refugio Ranch Vineyards

Refugio Ranch Vineyards
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Address:
2990 Grand Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone:
(805)688-5400
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 12pm-5pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
Website:
www.refugioranch.com
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After searching for years in the Central Coast for the perfect spot, we discovered Refugio Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley in 2005. The land was untouched, having been a cattle grazing ranch for the past few hundred years. We immediately brought the PhD “dirt docs” down from Napa who, after careful analysis of the soils and microclimate, indicated Refugio Ranch was perfectly suited for growing Rhone varietals and Sauvignon Blanc. This resulted in our planting 15 blocks on 26 of the most prime acres of our 415-acre ranch.

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McClain Cellars

McClain Cellars
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Address:
140 Industrial Way
Unit E
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone:
(805) 426-4441
Hours:
Thursday - Monday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday - Wednesday: BY APPT ONLY
Website:
www.mcclaincellars.com
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A winery, barrel & wine-tasting lounge with a “hip” modern industrial luxury vibe that is a cross between a New York “Soho” music venue and a beautiful “Napa Valley” tasting lounge. To make the experience even better, McClain features a beautiful one of a kind limited edition custom made Harley Davidson motorcycle for all the world to see and selfie.

Hang outside and soak in the warm Buellton sun and relax in the cool breezes or step up to the bar for an amazing wine tasting experience of reds, whites, and sparkling wines.

We offer live Jazz and Blues music on most weekends and an inviting lounge-like atmosphere with a patio. Snacks, cheese & charcuterie also available. If you love art, wine, and great service… then stop by to be amazed. You will fall in love with our 5000 sq ft outdoor patio complete with corn hole, Jenga, and much more. This is the only place to truly unwind, enjoy some “stupid-good” wine and experience the very best.

Experience over 5 different wine flights, almost 30 different wines, artisan popcorn tastings, olive oil tastings, cheese, charcuterie, snacks, chocolate, and much more.
We have everything that you could ask for when wine tasting in Buellton, CA. Outside lawn, patio, and umbrellas. Covered Picnic tables to enjoy a quick bite. Lots of outside games including corn hole, jenga, Yardzee, and many others to occupy the entire family. You will not want to skip our barrel room and winery tour and discover how we make our "stupid-good" wine. To top off all of this our tasting bar and wine tasting lounge is a testimony to really cool art that shines from wall to wall.
McClain Cellars offers a complete line of cheese, charcuterie, snacks, olive oils & vinegar as well as our very own award-winning artisan adult popcorn. Nothing beats amazing popcorn with a glass of wine. Jason & Sofia are proud to offer their homemade recipes to the world. Our popcorn is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, tree nut and peanut-free, dairy-free, and lactose-free. Come enjoy a day of fun, wine, snacks, games, and love. It's just awesome!

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