Bill Wathen and Dick Doré (also known as the “Foxen Boys”) 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 very small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a "minimalist" approach to winemaking.
The winery was named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and Dick's great-great grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800's. In 1837, this Santa Barbara County pioneer purchased the Rancho Tinaquaic, a Mexican Land Grant that originally totaled nearly 9000 acres and comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive "anchor" as his ranch cattle brand, which has become a trademark of the winery. It is very fitting that FOXEN has made its home on the 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands.
Both tasting rooms are open daily, 11 to 4. Bill and Dick invite you to visit FOXEN to taste their wines and experience the bucolic setting of the Rancho Tinaquaic. And then you’ll understand why many say, “If you don’t know FOXEN, you don’t know DICK...or BILL!”
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Born just outside Huntsville in Monrovia Alabama Caitlin had big aspirations to travel and learn about various cultures around the world while growing up dancing, acting and playing softball in her small suburban hometown. An early break on “Drop Dead Diva” followed by a summer in Los Angeles just after graduation inspired her to pursue her dance career as she was motivated by the energy and competitive industry in Hollywood. She quickly landed a role on Disney’s “So Random” followed by back up dancer performances with Beyonce, Pitbull and NeYo and many more. Making her way onto the silver screen she’s appeared on ‘Glee,” ‘Southland,” “Nashville,” and VH1’s hit dance docu-drama “Hit The Floor” as a regular cast member last season.
A Southern belle at heart, Caitlin enjoys experimenting with vegetarian versions of her family recipes for southern cooking while staying active in Los Angeles with swimming, hiking and hot yoga. She looks forward to giving back to her dance community by teaching classes for children and nurturing self-esteem in young girls just getting their start in Los Angeles. Her love of fashion and beauty techniques she learns on set and have made her quite the fashionista with her favorite quick tips and tricks for the active girl on-the-go!.