Foot Path Winery
Formerly known as Foote Print Winery, Foot Path Winery constitutes one part of a working certified organic farm. The owners, Christine & Deane Foote, note that, although their estate-grown wines are 100% certified organic, their non-estate wines comprise locally grown grapes. Primarily, Foot Path is a working farm that grows many types of fruit but does not offer special events. The winery does have a small gift shop area and a tasting room, located in one of the farm’s barns, and offers free tasting to active duty military and wine club visitors. A member of the Foote family is likely to assist guests. Customers may sign up for the member’s club.
Foot Path Winery mostly produces red wines. Several of Foot Path’s wines have received awards. The 2007 Petite Verdot received a silver medal and the 2005 Port received a bronze medal at the Orange County Fair. The 2008 Red Foote received silver medals at the Lodi Wine Competition and the San Diego International Wine Competition. The 2006 Port received honors both in the Inland Empire Magazine and at the Monterey Wine Competition. The 2003 Late Harvest Zinfandel and the 2003 Port received gold medals.
The Foote family prides itself on its hands-on, no-frills approach to winemaking. Every member of the family participates in the planting, cultivation and harvest of the grapes. Mr. Foote personally handcrafts every wine. The wines are unfiltered and occasionally may contain sediment. Foot Path describes most of its wines as fruit-forward, medium to full-bodied.