Our Wines - Whites

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

Our Wines - Whites

Our Whites

Our white wines are sourced from some of the areas top vineyards and made with a focus on simplicity. Year after year our white wines win awards for their clarity, crispness, complexity, and structure.

2015 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyard - Tasting Room Only
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
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Retail: $28
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2015 Chardonnay Block UU - Bien Nacido Vineyard
Santa Maria Valley
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Retail: $32

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94 Points - Wine Enthusiast

"Intriguing lemongrass, Asian pear, chamomile, jasmine and pink grapefruit aromas arise on the nose of this dynamic single-block bottling. Tons of energy show on the sip, which is light and yet offers lots of intriguing flavors, from white sesame and chalk to lime peels and grippy yellow grapefruit pithiness."

93 Points - Vinous

" A wild, exotic wine, the 2015 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Block UU emerges from a parcel of Chardonnay that was regrafted onto Riesling roots. Tangerine, acacia, honey, apricot jam and sage infuse the oily, voluptuous Chardonnay from Foxen. The Block UU Chardonnay is always long on personality, as it is once again in 2015."

93 Points - Wine Advocate

91 Points - Tasting Panel

2014 Chardonnay Tinaquaic Vineyard
Santa Maria Valley
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Retail: $37
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93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

" The 2014 Chardonnay Tinaquaic Vineyard presents a much deeper and more phenolic expression of Chardonnay. Oily and viscous, with tremendous fruit intensity, the Tinaquaic offers superb nuance and complexity throughout. Scents of hazelnut, orange blossom and honey give the wine its distinctive exoticism and overall feel. Dry farming seems to give the Tinaquaic much of its distinctive personality and pedigree. This is another superb wine from Foxen."

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast

2015 Chenin Blanc, Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard
Santa Maria Valley
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Retail: $26
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90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

"Pluot flesh, wet cement, crushed chalk and Asian pear show on the nose of this bottling that boasts aromas promising a crisp and textural experience. The palate does not disappoint, with clean, refreshing flavors of lemon rind and grapefruit pith, with a grippy mouthfeel."

90 Points - Vinous

" The 2015 Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard is rich, lush and forward, with quite a bit of old-vine intensity that gives the wine its shape and volume. Powerful and exquisitely beautiful as it opens up in the glass, the 2015 has a lot to say. The Ernest Wickenden Chenin remains one of the most distinctive whites being made in California today. Readers should expect an especially phenolic, savory style."

90 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine

2013 Chenin Blanc, Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard
"The Good Year"

Santa Maria Valley
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Retail: $45
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This is our Reserve Chenin Blanc, barrel and steal fermented for 9 months. Then barrel aged in Acacia and neutral French Oak barrels for an additional 7 months. Only produced 100 cases of this special Chenin Blanc.