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Koehler Winery
5360 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos, CA 93441
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  • Monday
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday
    10:00 am-5:00 pm
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Koehler Winery is one of our favorite stops along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. This location features multiple outdoor settings that are perfect for small groups and sunny afternoons. The estates impressive views are beautiful year round. To prove this point we feature the Koehler Estate in the month of December. Enjoy a signature flight ($15) or premium flight ($20). This location hosts food trucks on Saturday evenings during warm months (April-September). Outside food and pets on a leash are welcome in patio areas. This winery also has emus and Barbados sheep located on the far end of the property. These interesting creatures will pose for Instagram shots but hands and objects should remain behind the fence. This portion of the wine trail can attract large crowds. If you arrive at this location and cannot find a spot at the bar we recommend buying wine by the glass. White wine is $12 a glass and red wine is $15.
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For your Wine Adventure:
  • Santa Ynez AVA
    Santa Ynez AVA
  • Wine Maker
    Wine Maker
    Colin Murphy
  • PetsDog Friendly
  • Outdoor SeatingOutdoor Seating: 145
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Dominated by aromatics of spicy cassis, exotic cigar box and forest floor, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon hints at even greater complexity on the palate. In the mouth is found an intriguing mix of dark cherry,baking spice, and light roasted coffee. The transition to the finish is characterized by dried cranberries,dark chocolate, and mild cinnamon.
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2014 Chardonnay
    The nose yields aromas of fragrant orange blossom, ripe quince, and traces of fresh baked goods. The first sip reveals flavors of baked lemon tart and green apple with crisp acid. Secondary nuances of tropical pineapple and guava give way to a finish of creamy marshmallow and golden toast.
  • 2013 Grenache
    The 2013 Grenache vines were pruned to produce only one cluster per shoot, which equals a mere 1.5 tons per acre. Quality over quantity indeed. The Grenache was fermented over ten days, and then aged for 20 months in 148 gallon puncheons. Medium ruby in color, the wine entices one with a subtle bouquet of fresh strawberries, cedar box, and tea leaves. Further inspection of this medium bodied red reveals pomegranate on the palate punctuated by moderate acidity. The wine finishes with whispers of cherry cobbler, cinnamon stick, and dried currants.
  • 2016 Grenache Blanc
    The lightest of straw in color with aromas of ripe quince, fragrant white flowers and green apple. Asian pear on the first sip gives way to balanced acidity mid palate. It finishes with lingering notes of honeydew and exotic ginger.
  • 2013 Les Trois Cepage
  • 2012 Les Trois Cepages
    The wine appears light ruby with a faint purple edge. Fresh raspberry, earthy clove, cinnamon, and milled hardwoods dominate the aroma profile. The first sip presents hard candy, bright acid, and cranberry. Medium bodied, the 2012 Les Trois Cepages displays ripe strawberry on the mid palate with hints of cherries jubilee. Soft, easy tannins make this a crowd pleaser.
  • 2014 Magia Negra
  • 2013 Magia Nera
    In the glass the blend is a beautiful opaque purple with a violet edge. Pronounced dark berry aromas are accompanied by those of toasty graham cracker and faint seasoned cedar. Full in body, the Magia Nera demonstrates flavors of rich cassis, exotic cocoa nibs and berry compote. This spell-binding blend finishes with luxurious soft tannins.
  • 2014 Mourvèdre
    Aromatically, the wine displays spicy clove, fragrant raspberries, and fresh gingerbread. Soft red fruit and a savory mid-palate create an elegant balance of earth and fruit. The plentiful width and breadth of this wine is complimented by structured yet supple tannins.
  • 2013 Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills
    Dried Currants dominate the nose with dashes of cinnamon and light toast. Perky ripe red fruit in the mouth is elevated by balanced acidity. On the finish is revealed darker pie cherry, spicy cola, and soft plum skin.
  • 2014 Riesling
    Light straw in color, with aromas of fragrant nectarine, elder flower, and Honey Dew melon, this Riesling is a show stopper. Juicy white peach greets one on the first sip, followed by spicy ground ginger, and ripe Meyer lemon. 0residual sugar adds length to the fruit on the palate balanced by substantial acidity. The wine finishes with bold key lime and luscious honey.
  • 2015 Riesling
    Bright with acid and hint of residual sugar
  • 2016 Rosé
    The aromas are of faint strawberry, tropical hibiscus, and wet stone. Notes of tart salmon berry, key lime, and plum skin characterize the palate.
  • 2014 Sangiovese
    Bright ruby with a garnet edge, the 2014 Sangiovese emits scents reminiscent of raspberry tea, violets in bloom, and fragrant toasted cedar. Juicy scratch cranberry sauce and mouth-watering cherries come to mind with an initial sip. Further examination exposes fruit roll-up and something akin to strawberry-rhubarb pie. This very food friendly wine displays a tannic architecture on which is hung the ripe and ample fruit.
  • 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
    This brilliant white wine presents subtle aromas of lime zest, soft orange blossom, and wet stone. It shines brightly with acidity but also reveals notes of exotic pomelo and rich meringue. From hints of Granny Smith apple, the wine finishes clean and fresh.
  • 2014 Syrah Estate
    Slightly toasty notes compliment the typical aromas of spicy boysenberry, black olive, and smoked meats. While not necessarily fruit driven, there is still a juicy berry component backed by subtle cinnamon and vanilla. The Syrah finishes with dark jam, peppered with hints of cocoa and anise.
  • 2013 Tempranillo
    Fruit leather, spicy clove, and subtle cigar box mingle in the nose. Rich dark cherry, light vanilla and toasted bread shine on the palate. While thick skins provide ample tannin, the finish is characterized by ripe currants, smooth carob, and subtle cola.
  • 2013 Viognier
    The classic aromas are of baked pear, subtle elder flower, and fresh brioche. Bright acid up front gives way to lush nectarine, juicy melon, and ripe citrus. A lengthy finish yields notes of spicy ginger, rich honey, and bitter sweet white peach.
  • 2014 Viognier
    Citrus and floral notes with slight acidity