Blair Fox Cellars is an ultra-boutique winery owned and operated by Blair and Sarah Fox, which resides in the heart of the quaint, charming town of Los Olivos, California. Blair Fox Cellars is dedicated to producing small lot, handcrafted bottlings of exceptional quality Rhone varietal wines from the most premium vineyards in Santa Barbara County. We search for vineyards which produce grapes with beautiful concentration and intense varietal character. These grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted, fermented in small lots, and basket pressed to ensure the highest possible quality and true expression of the vineyard.
We produce predominately vineyard designated Syrah, estate grown Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Vermentino and a small amount of Viognier. The red grapes are lightly crushed, de-stemmed and punched down by hand throughout fermentation. After fermentation is complete the wines are basket pressed and transferred to French oak barrels for aging. These red wines are aged for two years in barrel prior to being bottled.
The Viognier and Vermentino grapes are hand sorted and whole-cluster pressed to preserve the fresh, floral, and fruity qualities of these amazing varietals. The juice is then fermented in older French oak barrels and a small percentage of stainless steel while preventing malo-lactic fermentation to promote bright, crisp acidity.
Blair Fox was awarded the Andre Tchelistcheff "Winemaker of the Year Award" by the largest wine competition in the world. The ultra-boutique label continues to receive 90+ pts. on all of their wines.
Robert Parker has praised the label saying "Blair Fox...fashions small lots of exceptionally high quality wines...most of these are very limited production cuvees, but they are unquestionably worthy of consumer interest." issue #184. He also notes "One of the more brilliant portfolios of Rhone Rangers I tasted on my tour of the Central Coast was that of Blair Fox...back-to-back vintages of great wines -powerful, rich, concentrated, age worthy and impressively made." Issue #190
We look forward to having you taste these truly exceptional, hand-crafted wines. Share in the excitement of Blair Fox Cellars today!