The Foxen Canyon Wine Trail

Wineries Near Los Alamos, Santa Maria and Los Olivos

The bucolic Foxen Canyon Wine Trail lies between Santa Maria and Los Olivos, where you can go wine tasting without the crowds. The following listing of central California wine tasting rooms are divided into three sections: the Santa Maria wineries, Los Alamos wineries and Los Olivos wineries.

Los Olivos has more wineries right in town, but you’ll find details about the Los Olivos wine trail on the Los Olivos CA page.

On the lower end of the Foxen Canyon Trail, there are a couple of short trails to add to your experience of this beautiful countryside. Zaca Mesa Winery has a short trail from the parking lot that goes to a small ridge that overlooks the view with a windmill.

At Curtis Winery, you can taste some of their wines, then take a nice stroll on Brooks Trail, (some call it the Firestone wine trail), which takes you to Firestone Vineyard Winery. After enjoying yourself there, walk on back. It’s a lovely way to experience wine country, and a rare treat.

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Santa Maria Wineries

Cambria Winery & Vineyard
5475 Chardonnay Lane, Santa Maria
Weekends and holidays 10-5

Cottonwood Canyon
3940 Dominion Road, Santa Maria
Daily 10-5:30
Offers guided tour of wine caves.

Foxen Vineyard
7200 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria
Daily 11-4

McKeon-Phillips Winery
2115 S. Blosser, Suite 114, Santa Maria
Friday to Sunday 11-6

Rancho Sisquoc Winery
6600 Foxen Canyon Rd., Santa Maria
Daily 10-4
Located on a large ranch, with the historic San Ramon Chapel (built in 1875) at the entrance.

Los Alamos Valley

Bedford Thompson Winery & Vineyard
448 Bell St., Los Alamos
Daily 11-5
New tasting room in downtown Los Alamos

Chimere Winery
425 Bell Street, Los Alamos
Friday-Monday 12-5
Tasting fee $10

Los Olivos Wineries

Curtis Winery
5249 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos
Daily 10:30-5:30 (summer), 10-5 (winter) Trail to Firestone.

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard
6200 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos
11-5 weekdays, 10-5 weekends

Firestone Vineyard
5000 Zaca Station Road, Los Olivos
Daily 10-5 Tours 11:15, 1:15 and 3:15 Trail to Curtis Winery.

Koehler Winery
5360 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos
Daily 10-5

Zaca Mesa Winery
6905 Foxen Canyon Rd., Los Olivos
Daily 10-4
Windmill trail.