Exploring the Lompoc Wine Ghetto – Part 1

Exploring the Lompoc Wine Ghetto – Part 1

I've known about the Lompoc Wine Ghetto for ages, but for some reason, I never had a strong desire to visit. I had a preconceived notion that it was an easy access, multiple tasting room destination that catered to those who prefer quantity over quality. After visiting for the first time this weekend, I could [...]

Dog Friendly Wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country

Dog Friendly Wineries in Santa Barbara Wine Country

The wine country just north of Santa Barbara is hands down one of my favorite destinations for a weekend trip. Considering how often I visit the area, I've made it a point to find out which wineries are dog friendly. Just as I discovered in Paso Robles, Santa Barbara is full of wineries that welcome [...]

Foxen Vineyard & Winery…Again.

Foxen Vineyard & Winery…Again.

I realize this is the third time (at least) I've written about Foxen Vineyard & Winery, but as I sit here opening up my latest wine club shipment, I feel like a quick post is definitely in order. I patiently waited for three long years to be accepted into Foxen's Anchor Wine Club. Due to [...]

Rancho Sisquoc Winery | Santa Maria, CA

Rancho Sisquoc Winery | Santa Maria, CA

When people ask for winery recommendations in the Santa Maria area, I never hesitate to recommend Rancho Sisquoc Winery. Located at the north end of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, Rancho Sisquoc is not only in a gorgeous setting, but it seems to have a wine for just about every palate. One of the first [...]

Demetria Estate Winery | Los Olivos, CA

Demetria Estate Winery | Los Olivos, CA

When we arrived at the Demetria Estate Winery, I was convinced we were no longer in California. This gorgeous winery transported me to a villa in Tuscany with sweeping views of the vine-covered hills and an outdoor tasting area where visitors are encouraged to linger, sip wine, and soak up the beautiful scenery. Demetria Estate [...]

A trip down the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail…Solo.

A trip down the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail…Solo.

I've never planned a wine tasting trip alone, but today seemed like the perfect day to try it. I woke up early and headed up towards Santa Maria, CA - a relatively quick and easy 2 hour drive north of Los Angeles. My first stop was the little Danish town of Solvang for some coffee, [...]

Foxen Vineyard & Winery | Santa Maria, CA

Foxen Vineyard & Winery | Santa Maria, CA

Foxen is not a new discovery for me, however I can't think of any other place I'd rather begin. I first came across Foxen on a lazy Saturday afternoon. We had just visited several wineries along the beautiful Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and finished our day of tasting at this casual, magical little winery. We [...]