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Address: Santa Maria, CA
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Scenic trail through vineyards and rolling hills of California's Central...

Scenic trail through vineyards and rolling hills of California's Central Coast wine region.

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Scenic route into wine country

Beautiful, windy, scenic route into wine country. We went off season, so there were no cars on the road - can't i agine what it would be like in peak season. Turning is easy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, windy, scenic route into wine country. We went off season, so there were no cars on the road - can't i agine what it would be like in peak season. Turning is easy to miss, so when you see the large sign alerting you the trail is coming up, keep your eyes open as almost immediately afterwards, you'll see... More 

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Madera, California
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I place this winery among the best in CA. It offers a variety of wine from 2 tasting rooms. I am partial to the old room in the shack by the side of the road. In the last few years both my wife and I have become more white wine drinkers than red. Foxen produces wonderful whites. While not cheap... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Stop along the drive and taste at the numerous high quality wineries, Zaca Mesa, Foxen, Cambria, River Bench and lots more. Be safe, make sure you have a designated driver.

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Thank Jeff M
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Welcome to Wine Country! I grew up here. This small town is exactly the opposite of big city hustle bustle. You won't find too much to brag about outside the wine industry. There are several. I like Fess Parker. Stop in for some samples and enjoy the fresh clean air/open scenery while you sip!

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Thank Debra G
Manteca, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Foxen Wine Trail will lead you out of town to the hillsides where a variety of tasting rooms are tucked back among the vineyards. Each tasting room has it's own theme and personality with specialty wines from their vineyards. While Rancho Sisquoc was our favorite, their is a spot for everyone. You will definitely be able to restock your... More 

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Thank Michelle S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Visited Cottonwood first thing and had a lovely time-enjoyed the Chardonnay's and ambiance with friends and another couple. On to CAMBRIA with even better Chard's and price was right as we joined the couple that belonged to this club. Last was Dementia-reservations only. Windy little road but worth the stop. Beautifull setting in a canyon and they bring the wine... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Lovely secluded road roaming through the hills dotted with numerous family owned and operated Estate Wineries. With flights of six tastings, even splitting them with my husband, we could only visit four but we enjoyed them all. This is a very long and winding road in a remote area so you MUST have gas before you head out and it... More 

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Orange County, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is off the beaten path, and a delightful way to spend the afternoon... split the tastings... or you get too sleepy from all the good wine.

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Thank Tony L
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Worth the drive for sure. Blonde rolling hills, laden with sparing Oak trees, lush green vineyards standout, very remote, as this region is vast and spread out.

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La Palma, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was a little bit disappointed with the view this year on the drive from Los Olivos to some very good wineries in Santa Maria. It was much greener on the drive last year on Foxen Canyon Road. The drought has done a lot of damage to the vegetation alongside the road. Mostly yellow, not green. Hopefully they will get... More 

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