Meet the Foxens! The one and only!

We have a very special Foxen staff member for you all to meet this week. We had to bring Billy in to interpret for us.

Thanks for joining us this week. What’s your name?photo
Officially it’s Opal, but I go by PoPo. David sometimes calls me Popes as well.

What is your position at Foxen?
Lead Cellar Mouser.

How long have you been with us at Foxen?
For almost three years now! Time flies.

What is your favorite Foxen wine?
I’m not much of a wine drinker, but I do love the Pinot Noir barrels!

What do you love most about wine?
If the wine wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here. So what’s not to love about wine!?

What’s your favorite food and wine pairing?

What is your favorite local and non-local restaurant?
Best local restaurant: The Warehouse on weekends. Non-local: The Vet’s Office.

What grape varietal best represents your personality?1978616_605684889508641_1839329075_n
Pinot Noir, because it can be so fickle and shy.

What do you love most about living in Santa Barbara County?
There are lots of birds and lizards. They keep me busy and happy.

Where are some places you’ve lived other than the Central Coast?
I was born in Arroyo Seco up in Monterrey County.

If you could live in any wine growing region in the world, where would you choose and why?
I would love a cellar mouser job in Burgundy. I here the mice livers are really tasty there!

What is your favorite pastime?
Climbing barrels and pallets of wine.

Do you have any pets? What are their names?
Billy and David.

Give us one fun fact about you that no one else knows about you.
I have a favorite corner in the barrel room. If you can’t find me that’s likely where I’ll be.604055_10151126135446260_84297167_n

Outside of wine, what is your greatest passion?
Ornithology. Can’t get enough of those beautiful birds!

If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
I would love to fly, so I could be on even terms with the finches.

Anything else you’d like to share with us?
I love ALL my fellow staff here at Foxen!

Aw, we love you too PoPo. Wouldn’t be the same without you here!

The next time you come out to our FOXEN tasting room hopefully you’ll get a glance of our beautiful lady Opal! If you miss her at the winery she is featured in the new edition of Wine Cats! Cheers friends!

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