You'll find wineries such as Andrew Murray and Byron along this trail.
Spend a day exploring the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Be sure to pick up picnic supplies before you head out and sandwiches at El Rancho Market or Panino, because there are no restaurants or stops along this trail.
The wine tasting rooms on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail range from low-key (Foxen), to glitzy (Fess Parker) to reservation-only (Demetria), and each has a distinctive personality. The trail is roughly divided into two regions or AVAs (American Viticultural Areas): the upper Santa Maria Valley AVA (known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and other Burgundy-style wines) and the Santa Ynez Valley AVA (known more for Rhône varietals).
A favorite stop is the funky, tin-roofed tasting room of the family-owned Foxen Winery. A makeshift altar that includes mislabeled wine bottles, various trophies, plastic nun dolls, candles and wacky photos lets visitors know this is not your corporate winery. Bob Dylan may be blasting on the stereo. Other nearby wineries worth visiting include Cambria, Riverbench (with it's pretty picnic grounds) and Kenneth Volk for fun and oddball wines that no one else makes!