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Lovely country road trip

Foxen Canyon wine rail winds through some of the most scenic areas of California. It is always a... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Santa Maria, California
GREAT day (or even 1/2 day) trip!

Having lived in the area for a few decades, some things NEVER get old! I had visitors from the... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
Santa Maria, California
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Scenic trail through vineyards and rolling hills of California's Central Coast wine region.
Santa Maria, CA
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Foxen Canyon wine rail winds through some of the most scenic areas of California. It is always a pleasant drive.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Having lived in the area for a few decades, some things NEVER get old! I had visitors from the east coast this week, and #1 on their to do list was to taste some of our local wines. So we picked up our picnic lunches...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great time it's friendly and the wineries are close and safe drive. Week days are the best and weekend lots of live music on the trail.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We visited Foxen winery. The Pinots, particularly from Bien Nacido in the Santa Maria Valley and Melville Estate in Santa Rita Hills were extraordinary, bright and nuanced expressions of the Pinot Noir grape, balanced but challenging in its nuance of berry flavors. So, too, was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Edward L
Reviewed January 23, 2018

A beautiful setting for a get away car trip. You can't beat the scenery and the wine. The wineries along the trail are unique and fun to visit even if you're the designated driver. Pack a picnic, invite friends and get away for a wonderful...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Frank I
Reviewed December 3, 2017

We like to take friends visiting our area on a trip to some different wineries and we have a nice variety to choose from. Most are smaller wineries and many offer areas to sit outside and enjoy a snack and taste a bottle of wine...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

We had so much fun. It is a wonderful drive, very scenic and relaxing. It's very easy to reach your Zen as you mosey down the road. This would be great even if you don't drink wine.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank cucamongakat
Reviewed April 7, 2017

This is such a beautiful area with more than enough wineries to visit in a day or weekend. We've been on this trail twice over the last two years and really enjoyed it and the awesome wine tasting!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mary B
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This road is perfect to go down if you want to sample wine from multiple different wineries on the same day.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Josh S
Reviewed February 13, 2017

There are lots of wineries on Foxen Canyon Road and in the surrounding area. We visited Foxen and were treated like royalty because a friend, who knows them, called ahead for us. We also visited Kenneth Volk Winery, which I recommend for their many unusual...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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February 8, 2017|
Response from Andrew M | Reviewed this property |
Hi- There are more affordable hotel options in Solvang with many different price options. Marriot Buelton is right off the 101 and not far from many of the bike trails as well. Dr J's in Solvang is the go to for renting... More
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Laurence A | Reviewed this property |
Any hotel in Santa Maria is one or two exits away (101Fwy) from the north entrance of the trail
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July 24, 2016|
Response from scottlJ7080OP | Reviewed this property |
Most of them. I would call a few to make sure.