Winemaker Blair Fox, Eli Parker & Tim Snider
The delicious Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay. Bien Nacido is one of the best vineyards in Santa Barbara growing grapes for various wineries including Fess Parker! Read more about Bien Nacido Vineyards here.
Enjoying a Winemaker Lunch at Fess Parker with Wine Club guests
Fess Parker President Tim Snider sharing some delicious Pinot Noir with the lunch guests
Cheers to an incredible Winemaker lunch at Fess Parker
A Wine Tasting in the cellar during another visit to Fess Parker
More about the Winemaker Blair: Graduating from UC Davis in 1999 with a combined degree in Viticulture and Enology, Blair Fox gained winemaking experience at Sunstone Winery in the Santa Ynez Valley (1999-2001), and at Haselgrove Winery – a custom-crush winery in McLaren Vale, Australia (2003).
He also traveled through France’s Rhône Valley before returning to his hometown of Santa Barbara. He then joined Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard as Associate Winemaker, overseeing the Rhône varietal wines. Fox had previously consulted in the vineyard for the winery’s 2002 harvest.
Fox continues the stylistic direction set by Eli Parker when capturing the terroir of the vineyards. He aims to continue raising the bar for the award-winning Fess Parker wines, such as the 2001 Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah (91pts, Wine Advocate), 2002 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir (93pts, Wine Spectator), and 2001 American Tradition Reserve Syrah, (92pts, Wine Advocate).
Quite a lineup of Pinot Noirs experienced during our tasting. Very delicious!
Thank you Fess Parker for hosting me to your Winery for the Estate Tasting and the Winemaker Lunch. I love to visit and share your delicious wines with you and learn more about this fabulous family owned winery.