Fox Family Vineyard is an organically farmed, tiny, 5 acre ranch on a south-facing, rocky hillside in Los Olivos. The vineyard is farmed by entirely by hand, including hand hoeing under vines and applying sprays with a backpack.
Blair Fox, who I worked with at Fess Parker, helped his parents plant the vineyard and continues to farm it with John Belfy of Buona Terra Farming. Blair is the only other producer who makes grenache from this vineyard.
Fox Family is a young vineyard, but is already showing strong terroir. It is a coolish site with great drainage that produces intense and concentrated fruit. When young, the tannins are firm and blocky, but this is what will make this wine age so wonderfully. The aromatics are exotic and spicy, yet floral and pure.