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Santa Maria, CA United States


Since it’s founding in 1985 by Dick Doré and Bill Wathen, FOXEN’s dedication has remained the same: the creation of small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines of elegance and balance using a minimalist approach to winemaking Over the last 38 years, FOXEN has remained one of the Santa Barbara County’s most highly acclaimed wineries and best known for their single-vineyard Pinot Noirs.

"The wines move from strength to strength, always with exceptional purity, tons of transparency to site and impeccable class." Antonio Galloni, Vinous

FOXEN is named in memory of Captain William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain, Santa Barbara pioneer and Dick’s great-great grandfather. Captain Foxen came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800’s and purchased the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in 1837, where the solar-powered winery and tasting room are located. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive anchor as his ranch brand, which became the the winery's trademark in 1985.

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