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Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard When Fess Parker was cast in the roll of Davy Crockett in the mid-1950’s, it caused an international sensation and changed his life forever. So too did the purchase of 714 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley change the course of the Parker family’s history. Realizing the potential of Santa Barbara County as a premium grape-growing region, Fess and his son, Eli, originally set out in 1989 to plant a small vineyard and sell fruit to local producers. But, as Fess’ daughter, Ashley explains, “ Fess is from Texas, so he can’t do anything small. “The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard now farms almost 700 acres on four vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.

From Los Angeles, take Highway 101 North along the coast. Approximately 5 miles north of Buellton, take the Highway 154 off-ramp and turn right. Proceed 50 yards to Zaca Station Rd. and turn left. Follow Zaca Station for 5 miles and the winery entrance is on the right. From Route 154 in Santa Barbara, proceed approximately 28 miles. Turn right onto Foxen Canyon Rd. Follow Foxen Canyon Rd. to the stop sign. Turn right and follow road 1 1/2 miles to the winery entrance on the right. From San Francisco/San Luis Obispo, take Highway 101 South. Take the Highway 154 off-ramp and turn left. Proceed 100 yards to Zaca Station Rd. and turn left. Follow Zaca Station for 5 miles and the winery entrance is on the right.

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6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA, US, 93441 Email:
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  CHARDONNAY “Ashley’s Vineyard”
This vineyard makes for a slightly leaner and more elegant style of chardonnay with light butter, toasty oak, apple, vanilla and light spice on the nose. This Chardonnay is nicely balanced with well integrated oak highlighting apples and citrus for a lengthy full finish on the palate. This wine will pair extremely well with fish and shellfish in lighter sauces and fantastic with stronger, more “outgoing” cheese courses.
  CHARDONNAY “Lone Oak, Russian River”
  CHARDONNAY “Santa Barbara County”
Multiple vineyard sources add complexity to this delicious Santa Barbara County offering. The usual hallmarks of pear, citrus and pineapple on the nose are enhanced with hints of light toast, butter and coconut. The palate presents a wonderful array of flavors including apple, citrus, tropical fruit and butter. This well balanced wine boasts a rich mouth feel and slight toastiness which makes it exceptionally food friendly.
  CHARDONNAY “White Hills”
  FRONTIER RED Lot 41 “California”
This wine is a complex blend of Rhone and Bordeaux varietals, exhibiting blackberry, boysenberry and black cherry fruit flavors along with blueberry, smoke, vanilla, nutmeg and anise on the nose. “Frontier Red” is designed to be the perfect complement to the foods found at most backyard cookouts and barbecues.
  Marcella’s Vineyard Chardonnay
The last vintage of this legendary chardonnay! Pear, ripe apple and hints of citrus and butterscotch are prevalent on the nose of this gorgeous wine. The palate is a well balanced combination of citrus, pear and ripe apple as well as elements of pineapple and butter. This rich, opulent chardonnay has been a favorite of critic and consumer alike over the years. We will miss working with the fruit from this grand vineyard.
  MERITAGE “American Tradition Reserve”
The nose on this wine is dominated by black cherry, green olive and spice complemented by raspberry, toast and vanilla aromas. On the palate the wine is well integrated with flavors of cherry, raspberry, vanilla and oak. This well balanced wine exhibits nice depth of flavor, complexity and firm tannins which will enhance its aging potential.
  PINOT NOIR “Ashley’s Vineyard”
This Pinot Noir has wonderful aromas of dark cherries, spice and hints of rose petals. This wine has a big mouth feel on the palate with notes of strawberry, cherry and toast with a lengthy finish. Give 1-2 years of cellar age and enjoy this masterpiece for the following decade
  PINOT NOIR “Bien Nacido Vineyard”
For more than ten years we have been sourcing Pinot Noir fruit from this world-renowned vineyard. On the nose you will find spice, dark cherries, blueberry, boysenberry, mint, rose petals, rounded off by light smoky notes. Intense, rich, complex flavors of blueberry, boysenberry, spice and layered oak all point to a very promising future for this well balanced Pinot Noir.
  PINOT NOIR “Dierberg Vineyard”
A huge Pinot Noir with dark candied fruits of dark cherry, blueberry and plums. Enhanced by leather and spice notes, subtle mint and floral characteristics. An extremely rich Pinot Noir with excellent balance and a beautiful finish. This wine should enjoy many years of age worthiness due to the prominent youthful tannins.
  PINOT NOIR “Marcella’s Vineyard”
The 2001 Marcella’s Pinot Noir boasts gorgeous strawberry, plum, fig and earthy aromas as well as a voluptuous mouth feel and a dense, textured, full-bodied style. Complex, layered and balanced, this wine drinks well now and should peak in the next 5-6 years.
  PINOT NOIR “Santa Barbara County”
Plenty of spice, cola and dark cherry are present on the nose of this terrific example of Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. Brighter cherry and raspberry flavors shine through on the palate with the inclusion of more of the cold climate Santa Rita Hills fruit. Excellent with duck, lamb and anything you would care to barbecue!
  PINOT NOIR”“American Tradition Reserve”
Another in a long line of distinctive Pinot Noirs made under the Fess Parker "American Tradition Reserve" moniker. This wine displays prominent spice characteristics with concentrated cherry, blueberry and strawberry jam fruits. It is enhanced by leathery notes, light mint and cola aromatics as well as subtle herbs, earthiness and hints of rose petals. On the palate it maintains richness, weight and noticeable viscosity finishing with hints of white pepper.
  SYRAH “American Tradition Reserve”
This Syrah may be our finest “ATR” effort to date. The wine is bursting with blackberry and dark cherry enhanced by spice, a hint of black licorice and floral notes. Firm, mocha flavored tannins add structure and complexity. This is an age worthy wine that will drink well into the next decade.
  SYRAH “Rodney’s Vineyard”
A rich, full-bodied wine, it will reward those with the patience to bottle age. Layers blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry are present on the nose and palate. Nuances of smoke, vanilla and cinnamon combine with notes of oak to add complexity. This gives way to a long, lingering finish highlighted by nice balance and acidity. Approachable now, this wine will continue to improve in the bottle for 7-10 years.
  SYRAH “Santa Barbara County”
Santa Barbara County Syrah is back in a big way! The nose on this wine is enticing with spice, blackberry, dark cherry and hints of mint, tar and white pepper. The palate bursts with dark cherry, plum, toast, leather and spice. Gorgeous from stem to stern this wine will remind you why you fell in love with Syrah in the first place.
  TRADITIONS “Port Style wine”
  VIOGNIER “Santa Barbara County”
This medium to full bodied white wine exhibits attractive honeysuckle, floral, peach, apricot and mineral aromas on the nose. The palate is round and well balanced with excellent concentration. Forward flavors of peach and grapefruit are complemented nicely by jasmine and floral nuances that give way to a lingering, richly textured finish.
  WHITE RIESLING “Santa Barbara County”
This 2005 Riesling is well balanced, off dry in style and is sure to delight the senses for a refreshing experience. On the nose, floral hints of honeysuckle abound with notes of orange peel, all-spice and lychee nut. With its refreshing acidity, peaches, honey, apricot and pineapple shine through on the palate.


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