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Fess Parker Winery

Los Olivos / United States


Details

Driving north along the pastoral Foxen Canyon Wine Trail feels like traveling back to California’s early days. Rolling hills frame vast meadows, deer and wildlife roam free, and pristine landscapes stretch as far as the eye can see. This peaceful environment enticed the late Fess Parker, Texas-born actor who played the television roles of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone in the 1950’s and 1960’s, into buying a 714-acre ranch back in 1988. There he discovered the Foxen Canyon property, where he initially planned to run cattle, plant a few grapes to sell to other vintners, and establish a small winery. Parker, dreamed of starting a family business that he could pass on to future generations. He asked his children to join him. They planted a five-acre experimental Riesling vineyard in 1989. Eli, his son, started as assistant winemaker and spent three years under the tutelage of acclaimed enologist Jed Steele before taking the helm. Eli planted more vines and started a four-year project to build a cutting-edge winery and tasting room. Eli Parker and his sister Ashley are involved as stewards of the family’s vision for the winery while Ashley’s husband Tim Snider serves as President and oversees day-to-day operations. Blair Fox assumed the role of head winemaker in 2005. In recent years, the winery has sharpened its focus to produce more small-lot, vineyard-designated wines made from high-quality Rhone and Burgundian varietals, which have won awards in national wine competitions

Wine Varietals

Chardonnay
Pinot Noir
Riesling
Syrah
Viognier

Wine Types

Dessert Wine
Red Wine
White Wine

Features

 Family Friendly
 Limos
Picnic Area
 Private Tasting
 Romantic Venue
 Scenic View
Table Seating
Weddings
 Winery Tours

Events

Hours CLOSED

  • Sunday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Social

Cancellation Policy

Please cancel your reservation within 24 hours of your visit. Failure to cancel within the allotted time will result in your credit card being charged for the total amount of your reservation.

Deposit Policy

We will use your credit card to hold your reservation. Your credit card will be charged the day of your visit. Failure to cancel your reservation within 24 hours of your visit will result in your credit card being charged for the total amount of your reservation.