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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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Beautiful, scenic drive with many wineries to vist.

Wineries galore on this windy, scenic drive. Explore the beautiful hills above Santa Maria in this growing wine community. We enjoyed visiting wineries and taking in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Wineries galore on this windy, scenic drive. Explore the beautiful hills above Santa Maria in this growing wine community. We enjoyed visiting wineries and taking in the sunshine of a lovely day just inland from the coast. Worth your time!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Drove up from Solvange to take this scenic drive thru wine country on our way to Santa Maria, CA. It was oppressively hot the day we went and the grasses all around the ranches and the vineyards were sadly brown. But the vineyards were spectacular to drive thru. Very little traffic on Zaca Station Rd/Foxen Trail. Joined a wine club... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Along the central coast wine trail you well come alone some places you wish you didn't waste your time with. Well rest assured your not going to have the problem Foxen Canyon Wine Trail where you will find some Okay wines, Some very good and also some great wines. If your looking for a great day in the country this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I'm used to desert so I loved riding through this valley, my mom grew up around here and my grandparents and dad worked the produce fields in the area. I live in TX now and love to visit places and areas in my hometown that I didn't get to see or appreciate more when I lived here as a child

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Thank marddie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Relaxing 20+ miles, back roads driving in between nice and clean vineyards Good stop at Fess Parker's enjoying the wine and the green lawn in front of the property

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Pretty wineries along this trail! enjoyed our time there! People were nice and knowledgeable about the wine

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Drove the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and it was marvelous! Great scenery, virtually idyllic, and wine was wonderful. Hosts at the wineries we visited were quite friendly and knowledgeable. This area with Los Olivos beats the overpriced and overhyped Napa/Sonoma areas. Very laidback.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

No one should pass up Fess Parker's Wine tasting. From the cool, green lawn surrounded by oaks shading numerous quiet picnic spots to the sun bathed great room with huge fireplace and beckoning sofas, add superb wine tasting. As members of the wine club here, we enjoyed the tastings and left with bottles of fine wine to enjoy later. A... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

There are so many great things about this wine trail. Very scenic drive, dotted with great wineries along the way. Starting at Fess Parker, wind your way up to Demetria (appt. only!) or Zaca Mesa. Afterwards you can enjoy the drive to Martian Vineyards, or continue on to Tres Hermanas. Continuing north, we stopped at Foxen Vineyard. We were told... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Whether your looking to spend the entire day sipped unique varietals or just passing from place to place the beauty of this scenic drive cannot be beat. It takes a little over an hour to drive end to end around rolling vineyards and endless emerald hills. But obviously the point is to stop along the way at some of the... More 

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