Alexander and Wayne

(805) 688-9665 2922 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
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Alexander and Wayne is the continuation of one of the oldest wineries in Santa Barbara County, originally founded in 1981. The current owners acquired the business in 1992. In 2005, we introduced the name Alexander and Wayne to replace the previous "Los Olivos Vintners", and the transition will be complete in 2007. The name change occurred because the town of Los Olivos had three (now two) wine shops that offered wine tasting and sales and had "Los Olivos" in the names. This resulted in confusion is finding our location and in separating us as a winery from the wine shops. The solution to those problems is "Alexander and Wayne." Our production remains small, about 2500 cases of premium handcrafted wines. Our choice of varieties includes the classics native to the Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France and some sweet wines. To this selection we have recently added Tempranillo, the best of the Spanish varieties, and will likely add one or two additional varieties for release in 2007. Our tasting room is Read more »

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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • I would start out up in Foxen canyon, and then head to Los Olivos.  Los ... and Qupe.  I also liked Alexander and Wayne (like their Bordeaux blends) and Epiphany's white rhones.'re going to get your views and winery experiences here on the Foxen Canyon wine trail.  My schedule unfortunately did not allow ... Read More

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  • I posed my first day and a half on Paso Robles in the forum.  On our second full day, we ventured down to Solvang for breakfast.  Fun stop, but very touristy, especially on the holiday weekend. Photos from Paso/Santa Maria here:Photos from TripIt was cool to drive by the "Sideways" areas like the Windmill motel and The Hitching Post.  Solvang ha... Read More

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  • Hi all,This generous group was so helpful during a previous post of mine about recommendations for my four-day trip to Sonoma this August that I'm taking advantage of that generosity again.I have a week off work this November 11-18, 2012, and am having so much fun planning the Sonoma trip that I'm tempted to do another wine-oriented trip.  On to... Read More

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  • As expected, I tried quite a few Santa Barbara wines this weekend and came out with some good finds. Here's the run down of the first day, i'll have to continue on with day two later on.Jaffurs - This was our first stop on the way up, it wasn't a great time to visit as their better/best 2008 wines were sold out, but everything they put out is ve... Read More

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  • Hi everyone, I´m Manuel from Guatemala. I´ve been on Snooth for a few months, mostly just reading what you all have to say and the articles Gregory send via email. I have grown to become a wine enthusiast for the last 2 years.A few weeks ago, I started thinking about a wine bar / restaurant concept I want to develop in Guatemala, a country that ... Read More

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  • Alexander and Wayne Petite Sirah Santa Barbara County 2006


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    Wine review by oceank8

  • Alexander and Wayne Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Ynez Valley Reserve Valley View Vineyard 2004


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