We are pleased to welcome Foxen Wineyards as our featured winery for our next winemaker dinner, Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm
The evening will be hosted by The Cellar’s own Ryan Dudley and Kaitlin Hite of Foxen Vineyards. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner expertly paired with a few of Foxen’s top vintages, including Ernesto Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2012, Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2013, John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013, and Vogelzang Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Offered at $99 per person. By reservation only at 714.525.5682 or [email protected]
Frisee and Fennel Salad
Grapefruit, Pine-nut Butter, Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Ernesto Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2012
Strawberry Crusted Quail
Maitake Mushrooms, Salsify, English Peas, Buerre Rouge
Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2013
Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
Sunchokes, Snap Peas, Baby Carrots
John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
Braised Bone in Short Rib
Asparagus, Baby Potato, Plum Demi-Glace
Vogelzang Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Menu subject to change. Wine Wednesday discounts do not apply to special events. Executive chef: Matthew Roman
ABOUT FOXEN VINYARDS
Bill Wathen and Dick Dore have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in Northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time their dedication has remained the same: the creation of small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a straightforward and minimalist approach to winemaking.
The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, and English sea captain and Dick’s great-great grandfather. Benjamin Foxen came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800’s and purchased the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in 1837 with a Mexican Land Grant that totaled nearly 9000 acres, that comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive anchor as his ranch cattle brand, which became the trademark of the Foxen Vineyard & Winery. They are proud that they have made their home on the now 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands.
2014 marks the 30th harvest for the Foxen Boys.