Our Wines - Rhône-style

Founded by Dick Doré and Bill Wathen in 1985.
Sustainable wine-growers. Solar-powered winery.

Our Wines - Rhône-style

Rhône-style

Our Rhone-Style wines are made from varietals carefully selected by our wine maker Bill Wathen. He desires to only make the highest quality and delicious Rhone-Style wines possible.


2017 - Rosé of Mourvèdre -

Santa Ynez Valley

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$26 - Sold Out

2014 - Syrah - Williamson-Doré Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley

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$46 - Coming Soon

91-93 Points - Wine Advocate
A beautiful effort, the inky colored 2014 Syrah Williamson Dore Vineyard (100% Syrah aged 20 months in 45% new French and Hungarian oak is loaded with ripe black fruits, pepper and spice box aromas and flavors, has full-bodied richness, and impeccable purity and freshness. It should be approachable on release and keep through 2024.


90 Points - California Grapevine

2014 - Syrah - Tinaquaic Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$48 - Buy Now

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Violets, bacon fat and caramel sauce are drizzled across blueberry and olallieberry fruits on the nose of this bottling from Billy Wathen and Dick Dore. The palate is expertly integrated and deep with flavors of blackberry, pepper dust, tart black-plum skins, cocoa powder and roasted pork. It conveys classic Syrah flavors, done with grace."


91-93 Points - Wine Advocate

2013 - Syrah - Tinaquaic Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$48 - Sold Out

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

2015 - Cuvée Jeanne Marie - Williamson-Doré Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley

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$48 - Sold Out

93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The 2015 Cuvée Jeanne Marie Williamson-Doré Vineyard, Foxen's Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre blend, is terrific. Succulent and racy in the glass, the 2015 offers striking textural depth and resonance. Sweet red cherry and plum notes, along with soft, silky contours, give the wine much of its appeal. The 2015 can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. Time in bottle will bring out more aromatic nuance. Today, the just-bottled 2015 is quite primary."


91 Points - Wine Entusiast, Kettman
"There's a touch of gamy meat alongside purple flowers and candied rosemary on the nose of this blend of 60% Grenache, 23% Syrah and 17% Mourvèdre. It would be the perfect wine for any weekend table, with versatile and food-friendly flavors of violet, lilac, charred beef and tart purple fruits."


90+ Points - Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"Composed of 60% Grenache, 23% Syrah and 17% Mourvèdre, the 2015 Cuvée Jeanne Marie Proprietary Red reveals a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of cherry cordial, raspberry tart and spice cake with suggestions of garrigue, dried lavender and chopped herbs. Medium to full-bodied and packed with red berry preserves and spice layers, it has a chewy backbone supporting the gregarious fruit, finishing with a pleasant herbal lift."

2014 - Cuvée Jeanne Marie - Williamson-Doré Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley

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$44 - Sold Out

92 Points - California Grapevine
"Medium ruby; attractive,forward, fragrant, spicy, cedary, blackberry and black cherry fruit aroma with hints of dried herbs and milk chocolate;full body; ripe, spicy, 86 red and black fruit flavors with good balance and some silkiness in the mouthfeel; full tannin;lingering aftertaste. Approachable now, though deserving a few more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended."


91 Points - Vinous
"The 2014 Cuvée Jeanne Marie Williamson-Doré Vineyard, Foxen's Grenache/Mourvèdre blend, is one of the more restrained wines in this range. Sweet tobacco, crushed flowers and red stone fruits are all nicely delineated throughout."

2014 - Syrah - Toasted Rope

Santa Ynez Valley

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$44 - Buy Now

91 Points - Wine Spectator
"Well-knit and expressive, with raspberry and smoky beef aromas and focused flavors of plum and tobacco, revealing a lively touch of game. Drink now through 2026. 374 cases made."


90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Rustic aromas of blackberry, leather, pepper, dried violet and a light tar show on the nose of this appellation-blend bottling. Cocoa and dark elderberry appear on the sip, along with dried herb. It's a light style of Syrah, but vibrant and versatile."