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About Foyt Wine’s Endeavors

The Foyt family has a long history of hard work and determination that just won’t quit. Unmatched in our discipline, we have achieved the highest level of success in professional motorsports for over 50 years. Today, we own and operate a professional Indy Car race team, an award-winning winery in Sonoma County, a gorgeous Winery and Museum in Fredericksburg Texas and have built a tasting room in Speedway, Indiana, just blocks from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Meet The Founders

A.J. Foyt IV

CO-FOUNDER, OWNER

Larry J. Foyt

CO-FOUNDER, OWNER

Cousins, A.J. Foyt IV, and Larry Foyt began Foyt Family Wines due to their passion for fine wines. What they chose to do was use the vintages to pay tribute to A.J. Foyt and his incredible racing career. Each wine offering produced is labeled with a number and story that’s significant to A.J. Foyt’s career, either a car number (his famous No. 14 was the first) or a year in which Foyt won an important race. These stories are designed to help people to learn, respect and acknowledge what A.J. Foyt has accomplished and what his name means to American motorsports, the Indy 500 and its fans.


Our Mission: Amazing Wines

Our mission is to produce small-lot wines of distinctive quality and character. We achieve this by combining the talents of many experts, yet specifically that of our boutique winemakers Tom Meadowcroft and Petar Kirilov, and by sourcing grapes from some of the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties.

Located in the great town of Sebastopol, CA., our wines are crafted utilizing minimal new oak barrel exposure with low fermentations which give the wines the ability to express the true core of the fruit, as well as their environmental exposure from their vineyards.

Our grapes are crushed on site which we feel gives us optimal control in the winemaking process. By utilizing small fermentation tanks and a massive temperature-controlled cellar for barrel aging, we can create the bold, expressive and smooth ultra-premium wines that we desire. With such small production of only 200 cases or less of each varietal, our wines are primarily available online, where we ship direct-to-consumer in nearly most states, or in our tasting room in either Texas or Indianapolis.


Our Patriarch –
Super Tex

A.J. Foyt Jr. is unique in the world of motorsports with a career of excellence unmatched in its versatility and longevity. Foyt’s professional career spanned four decades, from the 1950s to the 1990s, a feat in that he not only survived racing’s most dangerous era but also thrived in it.  Super Tex, as he is known to his legions of fans, was named by the Associated Press as the Driver of the Century.

What does it take? Determination that just won’t quit

In this age of slick, specialized auto racers with multimillion-dollar sponsorship deals, Foyt is a throwback to the old days of grit-tough racing. An expert auto mechanic, Foyt knew how far to push a car to its limits, and on some occasions finished the race right before the car was about to break down or blow a tire. During one race, a radius rod—a piece of Foyt’s suspension—snapped and started to fall off. Instead of taking himself out of the race as most drivers would do, Foyt grabbed the piece of metal and held it in place with one hand, while using his other hand to finish, and win, the race.

Technique and Anger

While driving, Foyt’s technique was nearly flawless. Fellow racers noted on several occasions that Foyt was as cool as ice while he drove. Foyt almost never made mistakes, and would never let his emotions affect his driving as some other racers did and still do. Out of the car, however, it was a different story. While Foyt’s racing prowess was legendary, so was his hot temper. When he was angry, he berated his pit crew, officials, reporters, or whoever else got in his way. Sometimes, he would beat on his race car with a hammer if it didn’t run the way he wanted it to, regardless of who was watching.