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.


2016 - Cuveé Jeanne Marie - Los Olivos District

Santa Ynez Valley

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$48 - Buy Now

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

92-95 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2016 Cuvée Jeanne Marie, Foxen's GSM blend, is outrageously beautiful. Sensual, racy and perfumed, the Cuvée Jeanne Marie has a lot to offer. This is an especially racy, flamboyant Grenache-based wine, and yet all the elements are wonderfully woven together."

92 Points - Wine Spectator, Tim Fish

"Refined and expressive, with floral raspberry, smoky butter and orange zest flavors that build tension toward polished tannins. Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Best from 2020 through 2026. 318 cases made. - TF"

2016 - Syrah - Williamson-Doré Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley

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$48 - Buy Now

92 Points - California Grapevine

92 Points - Wine Spectator, Tim Fish

"Combines elegance and brooding power, offering layered blueberry, spiced cinnamon and smoked meat accents that dance on a long finish, ending with refined tannins. Drink now through 2026. 400 cases made. - TF"

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast

91 - 94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2016 Syrah Williamson-Doré Vineyard is another hugely promising wine in the Foxen stable. Ripe, dense and racy, the 2016 is showing beautifully from barrel today. There is more than enough textural intensity and persistence to support many years of fine drinking. As always, the Williamson-Doré is the more fruit-driven and overt of the two Foxen Syrahs."

91 Points - Wine Advocate

“Medium to deep ruby-purple, the 2016 Syrah Williamson-Doré Vineyard has a dense nose of wild blackberries, blueberries, boysenberry, black cherries, olive, charcuterie, bitter chocolate and a coffee hint. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in the dark fruits in the mouth with savory accents to frame, firm, chewy tannins and good freshness on the finish.”

2016 - Syrah - Tinaquaic Vineyard "Old Vines"

Santa Maria Valley

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$56 - Buy Now

93 - 96 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2016 Syrah Tinaquaic Vineyard Old Vine, Dry Farmed is one of the most compelling and arrestingly beautiful wines I have ever tasted from Foxen. Inky and explosive on the palate, with tremendous fruit intensity and fabulous balance, the 2016 is a real showstopper. Inky dark fruit, black pepper, lavender and sage build into the huge, explosive finish. The high percentage (75-80%) of whole clusters adds tremendous aromatic depth. There are just 180 cases of the 2016. If you can find it, get it!"

92+ Points - Wine Advocate

"Medium to deep ruby-purple, the 2016 Syrah Tinaquaic Vineyard Old Vines is scented of bay leaves, roasted coffee beans, turned earth, olive and charcuterie with dense, spicy black fruits at the core plus notes of chocolate and dried flowers. Medium to full-bodied, it floods the mouth with wonderful layers of savory, spicy fruits, framed by firm, slightly chewy tannins and a long finish with good freshness to lift."

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

2015 - Syrah - Tinaquaic Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$50 - Buy Now

94+ Points - JebDunnuck.com
"The 2015 Syrah Tinaquaic Vineyard (there's 7% Viognier in the blend) sports a seriously inky purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, crushed rocks, camphor, and ground pepper. This beauty is medium to full-bodied, has remarkable purity of fruit, and building structure, all while still carrying plenty of fruit and richness. It's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruise for a decade or more. It's a brilliant Syrah."

94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Los Potreros is wonderfully polished and nuanced. Super-ripe dark plum, chocolate, licorice, leather, smoke and tobacco are all pushed forward. Although not especially subtle, the 2015 delivers the goods on a racy, up-front style that holds considerable near and medium term appeal."

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

"Hearty black plum and blackberry sauce show on the nose of this excellent bottling along with black pepper, lilacs, black cardamom, lamb and rosemary. It's soft and polished on the palate, with a creamy texture that tightens toward the finish, showing black currant, plum skin acidity and leathery game flavors."

91 Points - Wine Advocate

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Syrah Tinaquaic Vineyard offers notes of warm black currants and baked black berries with touches of anise, underbrush, black soil and chargrill. Medium-bodied, with a firm, taut structure of grippy tannins and lively acid, it offers plenty of earth, pepper and baked black berry flavor layers and a long finish."

2018 - Rosé of Mourvèdre - Vogelzang Vineyard

Santa Ynez Valley

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$26 - Sold Out