Alonso Family Vineyards

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
(661) 251-4315

Le Chene Maitre’ D Michel with Owner and Head Chef, Juan Alonso, offering a toast with our wine

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 wine making that actually pre-dates the wines of California’s Napa Valley!

Click here to read the story and watch the video that Spectrum produced for the story!


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Absolutely the greatest venue! Incredible mouthwatering cuisine, the most extensive wine list in southern California, warm hospitality. A joy!
Le Chene is a wondeful restaurant with delicious food. I highly recommend it. The owner Juan is always on top of everything and you will often see him visiting each table to ensure all is well.
great food and service . great wine list
Food is amazing and scenery
Great French cuisine close to home.
We go to LeChene at least once a year with our family. The variety of food options is vast. They grow and raise their own food. This family owned restaurant has been a favorite of mine since the 90’s. I will keep eating here, as long as they’re here or I’m able.
Great food & great quality.
Fantastic food and ambiance! The service was great too and they really make you feel special when you are celebrating a special occasion!
Very nice place to dinner and relax 🥰
One of my favo(u)rite movies of all time is Duel, released on 13 November 1971. In July of 2021, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the movie, I did a “Duel road trip”, visiting several of the sites from the tunnel to the railroad 🛤 racks and from the “Snake-o-Rama” to “Chuck’s Cafe” now of course, LeChene.

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.

Cheers 🥂

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and wonderful service!
Our go-to special occasion dining...never disappoints !
Escargot...the menu,friendly atmosphere and relaxed accommodations...❤️
We received our food in a timely manner. The Filet Mignon Au Poivre was cooked very well as I requested and was very juicy and tasty. Mash potatoes and zucchini were seasoned perfectly. The salad was very fresh. My husband and my son loved their meals as well. I highly recommend Le Chene if you want a perfectly cooked steak as requested.
Always amazing! Never disappoints!
Delicious! Awesome service! love the red wine Juan's Red. Still one of my favorite restaurants.
Had a lovely evening here and the elk here was amazing. Wine was perfect! Bryan was my server and he was so kind to me. I will be back here again, hungry for more.
sincerely Bryant.
The most romantic restaurant in Santa Clarita. We have been dining here for many years. Decided to get married in their garden. Every single guest said it was the best food they had ever had. Keep in mind that most are “foodies” internationally.
Love Juan and his beautiful wife.
Juan and his staff were amazing! The waiters and bus boys were always there when we needed them. And the food was outstanding!

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