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Barrett Crandall
January 28, 2013 | Barrett Crandall

Wine Club Pickup Party: Chili and Chocolate Recap

This past Saturday night here at the winery we held our first ever night time pick-up party.  Pick-up parties are held once a quarter and give our members an opportunity to pick up their current wine club shipments as well as taste the new wine club releases.  

For this quarter’s pick-up party we decided on a chili and chocolate theme.  With the winter weather in full swing we thought it would be fitting to serve a rich, rib-sticking chili to help keep our members warm.  

Members were also treated to a special chocolate truffle and wine pairing from Jessica Foster of Jessica Foster Confections based out of Santa Barbara.  She created 7 different chocolate truffles to be paired specifically with our wines.  The chocolates were delicious.  Some favorites were the dark chocolate rosemary paired with our Rodney’s Vineyard Syrah, milk chocolate star anise and thyme paired with our American Tradition Reserve Pinot Noir, and the white chocolate meyer lemon paired with our Port. 

Members had the option of enjoying their chili and chocolate by the fireplace, or visiting with our staff members at one of our tasting counter’s while trying the new release wines.  

Our first night time pick-up party was a success.  We had a great turnout from our members and we had a lot of fun serving the food and wine. 

From everyone here at the Fess Parker Winery we would like to send a big thank you to all our members who attended and helped make it a great night.  We would also like to say thank you to Jessica Foster for creating some incredible and delicious chocolates to go with our wines. 

For updates on future events as well as recipes from events continue to check our blog on a regular basis.  The Vegetable Chili recipe will be up here next week.

Time Posted: Jan 28, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Barrett Crandall
January 14, 2013 | Barrett Crandall

The Big Easy Mardi Gras Release Party

February 9th, 2013 will mark the day of our 3rd annual Big Easy Mardi Gras release party.  Come celebrate with us Fess Parker Winery style as we transform our tasting room into Bourbon Street.  Indulge in heavily passed Cajun themed appetizers prepared by our winery chef while you listen to the sounds of a live 3 piece jazz band.  Be among the first to taste the new release of our 2010 Big Easy red wine as well as other wine offerings.

The party will be held in our tasting room Saturday February 9th, from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  The price to attend the Big Easy Mardi Gras release party is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.
Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot soon.  To make reservations contact Elaina by phone at 888-877-3335 or by e-mail at Elaina@fessparker.com

Time Posted: Jan 14, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Barrett Crandall
January 7, 2013 | Barrett Crandall

Wine Club Pickup Party: Chili and Chocolate

Saturday January 26th, 2013, the Fess Parker Winery will be holding its first ever "After Hours" wine club pickup party.  The party will be held in our tasting room and will go from 6pm to 8:30pm.  Come pick up your current wine club shipment, as well as taste the new release wines.  

In addition to tasting the new release wines, we will be having a special guest for your enjoyment, Jessica Foster from Jessica Foster Confections will be joining us as she specially prepares chocolate pairings to go with the wine tasting.  

To help keep you warm during these cold winter nights, we will have our fireplace roaring; as well as serving a big pot of homemade chili and cornbread prepared by our Chef.  

This is sure to be a fun night.  The party is for wine club members only and is free to attend.  We hope to see you there.  Please RSVP with our wine club coordinator Elaina by phone at 888-877-3335, or by e-mail at elaina@fessparker.com.

Time Posted: Jan 7, 2013 at 1:05 PM