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
Love Juan and his beautiful wife.
Carol A Cleary
My birthdate is Jan 25, 1954
For an anniversary dessert, they brought us a slice of tiramisu and we had already put in our order at the time that we ordered dinner for our special dessert: A Grand Marnier soufflé￼.
The staff was very accommodating, and we wouldn’t hesitate to come back again....
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 5 stars.
Juan is more than wonderful!
Had the Filet Mignon Au Poivre wish came with Potatoes Au Gratin and Zucchini. It was very good, perfectly cooked and the sauce was savory. Wife had an appetizer for dinner, Lobster Ravioli, which was a generous portion, and she enjoyed very much. Ordered the Chocolate Souffle early and it was beautiful and excellent, served with chocolate sauce on the side. The house further spoiled us with a White Chocolate Mousse Wedge. What a treat! Never had that before.
Naturally, a place like this it's not a budget conscious restaurant. But I can say it was worth every penny. The food was excellent.
Now for the service. We were somewhat disappointed that they had a very young waiter that wasn't familiar with the wine list and able to provide any guidance. Not that we couldn't decide on a bottle ourselves, however it's always a plus to have either a knowledgeable server or somm to get the best pairings. Other than that and maybe a little more attention to empty water glasses, he was great. Perhaps it was because we went on a not so busy Tuesday.
The ambiance is average. I'm not sure that I'd call it romantic, especially if it was uber busy.
Recommended, but for the food, mostly.
Loved the salmon and my husband loved the steak!! We'll go back soon... �
One of my favorites is still the French Onion Soup! And anything with Bearnaise Sauce...lol! Always a plethora of choices for any palette. Le Chene is worth the drive. Try it, you will like it!