Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery at Rancho Santa Rosa is the realization of vintner Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. A historic parcel located in the Santa Rita Hills region of the Santa Ynez Valley, Rancho Santa Rosa was formerly a thoroughbred horse ranch. In 1998, Bill purchased the 460-acre property and planted to 230 acres of vineyard. Devoted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, the vineyard has been subdivided into 59 micro-blocks with each being farmed, harvested and vinified separately. The handsome stables have been refurbished to house the winery, with tremendous detail going into the planning of a modern facility, while honoring age-old winemaking tradition. Highly regarded by leading wine critics and sommeliers, Foley’s Burgundian-influenced portfolio has become a flagship property in the South Central Coast.
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This is what pure Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay tastes like. Take away the toasty, buttery influence of French oak barrels and your left with an amazingly fresh and vibrant bottle of wine. Our 2011 is cool and refreshing with aromas of lemon rind, green apple, citrus and white flowers. The palate is... more
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Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard was originally conceived as individual micro-vineyards delineated into 59 unique blocks based upon soil, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone. Rancho Santa Rosa produces remarkably rich and silky wines. more
Rich, concentrated, dark, black fruit opens to aromas of sandal wood and toasty oak. The palate displays blueberries, blackberries and spicebox. This is a rich, fleshy wine held together with a solid backbone of silky tannins and firm natural acidity.
It pairs beautifully with duck, turkey,... more
The initial scents of butter and toast give way to pineapple, white
peaches, pears, nutmeg, vanilla and slate. On the palate the flavors are full, powerful and commanding. The finish is long and firm with traces of oak spice and minerals. The finish is lively thanks to the wine's low pH and firm... more
Rich, concentrated, dark, black fruit opens to aromas of sandal wood and toasty oak. The palate displays blueberries, blackberries, marionberries and spicebox. This is a rich, fleshy wine held together with a solid backbone of silky tannins and firm natural acidity.
It pairs beautifully with... more
Our 2008 Two Sisters Chardonnay is a stunning example of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. While the wine is certainly powerful and intense, it offers extraordinary grace and balance thanks to its firm acidity and low pH. The top descriptors are cream, coconut, almonds, vanilla and minerals. more
Our 2008 Rancho Santa Rosa Chardonnay delivers aromas of ripe pear, honeysuckle and apples. The flavors are lush and generous with notes of hazelnuts and toast. The finish is lively thanks to the wine's low pH and firm acidity. It has enough body to stand up to a wide array of foods and the balance... more
The grapes were harvested in the cool morning hours to preserve the aromatics of the fruit. After a three-day cold soak, the wine was fermented in open top fermentors with daily punch downs to maximize color and flavor extraction. Throughout the winemaking process each lot was kept separate. This... more
Our 2007 Foley Pinot Noir, Rancho Santa Rosa
Vineyard, possesses varietal character and is a
true expression of cool-climate Pinot Noir. Lush
and provocative, this Pinot Noir possesses
alluring notes of pomegranate, cassis, Bing cherry and chanterelles.
Because of its complex aromatic and... more
Foley Estate's Rancho Santa Rosa Syrah is dark in color, with aromas of blueberry, cassis and black cherry intertwined with vibrant notes of white pepper, sage and vanilla in the bouquet. An immense, highly extracted wine, it is densely textured and full in body and structure. Firm tannins soften... more
Foley Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir is deep crimson in color with layered scents of luscious black cherry, spice and rich cranberry offset by classic earth notes. The flavors are lush and silky, with a smooth texture and a refined balance of moderate tannins and crisp acidity. The finish is lengthy,... more