Koehler Winery sits on a spectacularly beautiful 100 acre estate, surrounded by rolling hills and a small riparian stream that gently nestles its way throughout the property. The estate’s storied history includes ownership by one of the most successful television producers in history, renowned for such iconic shows as The Love Boat, Dynasty and Wonder Woman. It was during this period over 40 years ago that the vineyard was expanded to its current sixty-seven acres. By the time the property was acquired by the Koehler family in 1997, the estate’s bountiful vines and superb fruit were documented as among the best in the famed Santa Ynez Valley. Once the Koehlers recognized that some of the best wines in the valley were being produced with grapes harvested from their vineyards, they resolved to launch their own winery and tasting room. Drawing on their own entrepreneurial experience, the Koehler’s mission was to create a world-class winery committed to making premium wines at affordable prices.
Today, Koehler Winery is celebrated as one of the most popular and beautiful stops on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Guests sample a selection of estate-grown wines, and are invited to enjoy their tasting in one of the outdoor settings located around the tasting room, each offering impressive views of the estate and vineyard grounds:
Just steps from the tasting room are a gathering of rustic picnic benches, shaded by an awning of 30’ tall pepper trees. This meeting spot sits on a large sprawling lawn, with views of the vineyard and a pasture where the Koehler’s furry family members love to hang out!
The Oak Terrace is a breathtaking setting, with magnificent views of the vineyard surrounded by majestic 200 year old oak trees. Here guests may enjoy a more private picnic experience while delighting in the tranquil scenery.
Adjacent to the tasting room guests can relax and picnic at the harvest tables, shaded under a canopy of 130 year old olive trees. Just a short walk leads to the deck, which is surrounded by a year-round display of blooming wild flowers. The deck is perfect for sipping wines while relaxing in our lounge furniture.