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Foxen Vineyard

Address: 7600 Foxen Canyon Road, And 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Number: 805 937 4251
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Ranked #6 of 18 Activities in Santa Maria
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wind-surfing, Wine tasting
Attraction details
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wind-surfing, Wine tasting
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was the only place we visited during our trip where we didn't buy a bottle of wine. That should say it all. Maybe we came during the wrong time... Our server was dealing with multiple groups and apologized several times during our tasting. At one point we considered just walking out in the middle of the tasting.

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Santa Maria, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had met one of the managers of Foxen Vineyard as while back at a wine event and he gave us 2 for 1 tickets to try their wine tasting so went last weekend. There are two locations along Foxen Canyon Road you can choose from. The "Shack" and right down the road their main tasting room. The shack was... More 

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Nipomo, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was wine tasting with a friend and this was the 3rd stiop on our list. The wines were decent, but the standout was definitely their GSM. Full-bodied with hints of cherry and allspice, I bought 2 bottles!!

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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After a disappointing wine tour, we made the drive all the way up to this facility. Although they have this legenday "shack" that's been in a bunch of movies, they built this newer, larger facility with a pretty nice, air-conditioned tasting room. They make a big deal about dry farming, including the landscaping, which is nothing much to look at... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Foxen Vineyard was a very unique, interesting and favorite stop on our Santa Barbara area wine trail. We don’t even remember when this happened, but at some point we learned that there are two locations for Foxen Vineyard. It was a bit confusing, because we weren't sure which location was expecting us. Eich! Anyway, we just drove and picked one... More 

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Newport Coast, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great wines! You have to check out the little place. It may look like a shed but don't pass it by. Lots of cool memorabliia and very friendly staff.

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been to Foxen on several occasions, and always had a great time. This visit was to the newer location. We brought wine and cheese to enjoy with our tasting. we went out back to a picnic table, eager to sit down and enjoy the wines and ambiance. Unfortunately, there was a group of 30 somethings nearby who had... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed wine tasting this weekend in Santa Maria's Fox Canyon area. We stopped at Foxen Vineyard and had fun tasting several wines and chatting with the Foxen folks. They are very knowledgable of wine and helpful finding just the right one to take home. We were sorry to have missed their Harvest Festival, last week, but still enjoyed... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We were visiting the area as part of an organized tour but asked to make a special stop at Foxen 7200 (The Shack). We were there on a Sunday after the big harvest festival so I think the crowds were a little busier than normal but we were able to find space at the bar when needed. Special tasting flight... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stopped at Foxen and were told there was another "down the road, the barn". I would have liked to check that out. The wines were okay, the staff was friendly but didn't have time for chit chat. They sell glasses with the tasting that are reasonable mementos. And they have fake tattoos of an old anchor, lol The grounds... More 

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