A brief history of Alonso Family Vineyards
Out of desire to relive his childhood, Juan planted 50 grapevines in 1995 against the advice of people who thought they knew better. Every year thereafter, he kept planting more. Perhaps he started the wine rush in Agua Dulce area! The vineyards are located in the vicinity Le Chene Restaurant and along Sierra Highway next to the Sierra Pelona Motel.
We grow grenache, sirah, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, alvarino and many other varietals. You can enjoy the wines here at Le Chene.
The weather in Mint Canyon is warm during the day but at night we still have a breeze coming up through the canyon where it creates a difference in temperatures. Today, our 6 plus acres right here in Santa Clarita are doing well.
We offer our wines for sale at:
Le Chene French Cuisine
12625 Sierra Hwy.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
A Few Of Our Wine Labels
The latest of our most delicious wines, grown close to the Le Chene restaurant by owner, Juan Alonso. They include:
- Felix Sirah 2010
- Don Juan Cab-Merlot Blend 2010
- Claudia Grenache 2010
- Juan’s Red 2010
- Adrian Tanat 2010
- Stephen Hemmert Zinfandel 2010
All of these wines are made by us in small quantities from our own vineyards and made by us at the Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce. You can taste them here at Le Chene and you can also purchase them at Le Chene only. If needed, we can ship to you where shipping is allowed.
To your health or shall we say, Santé!
Juan Alonso, in the field at Alonso Family Vineyards, discusses their partnership with DTLA Winery, in a feature story for Spectrum TV.
Alonso Family Vineyards on Spectrum TV
February 1, 2019
In a recent story that appeared on Spectrum TV News, Juan Alonso, owner of Le Chene and Alonso Family Vineyards, was featured discussing how Alonso Family Vineyards partnered with DTLA Winery in Los Angeles to create some wonderful, locally made wines, continuing a long tradition of Southern California
Juan Alonso, the owner of this gem of a restaurant welcomed me with open arms, showing me old still photos from the restaurant scenes to the original locations from the counter to the pool table
My wife and I will be dining at LeChene in a couple of weeks. I’ll show her part of the road trip I took and hoping to stay at the small motel a stones throw from the restaurant.
Cannot wait to introduce Kris to Juan and, of course an amazing meal. 2112% recommendation to dine at this “bucket lister” restaurant.
Love Juan and his beautiful wife.