Situated among 110 planted acres of estate vineyard on the beautiful Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, the Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard was established in 1989 and specializes in estate grown Syrah, Riesling, and Viognier as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVA’s.
The 11th member to join the Vintner’s Association, Fess Parker Winery has a long history in Santa Barbara Wine Country. The estate vineyard, named for Fess’s late son-in-law, Rodney Shull, is renowned for the quality of its Rhône varietals, having been called “an emerging grand cru site” by famed wine critic Robert Parker. Long-term contracts with some of the finest vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria AVA’s are the fruit sources for the winery’s Burgundian offerings. The winery is well known for its small-lot, vineyard-designated, and clonal selection Rhône and Burgundian varietals.