Saturday July 19th, marked the first ever Gypsy Pig Roast at Epiphany Cellars. Gypsy is a Grenache based Rhone blend that inspired the cookout. Gyspy has abundant fruit with a beautiful savory component that goes together beautifully with a wide array of foods, especially roast pork. Guests of the first annual Epiphany pig roast enjoyed a lineup of Epiphany wines, spit-roasted pig, a hearty buffet, and musical entertainment.
For this special occasion we reached out to local pig rancher, Jake Francis of the Valley Piggery, to raise a pig specifically for this event and to roast it on the spit for us. The Valley Piggery is as local as our wine grapes being that it is located just outside of Los Olivos.
Along with the roasted pig the buffet included: Cornbread muffins with whipped honey butter, buttermilk coleslaw, roasted garlic and Gruyere cheese mashed potatoes, grilled summer vegetables, a black-eyed pea, heirloom tomato and grilled corn salad, and to accompany the pork a red wine onion jam and spicy apricot barbecue sauce. For dessert, berry pie and chocolate fudge brownies.
We were very happy and excited to have Danielle Taylor share her musical talents and soulful sounds with us and our guests. She provided the perfect soundtrack for the evening.
Epiphany Cellars head winemaker Blair Fox stopped by to have a glass of wine and say hello.
It was a great turnout for our first ever pig roast and we can't wait to do it again next year. Thank you so much to everyone who came and celebrated with us.
Until next time, Cheers!
We at the Fess Parker Winery hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July weekend. Coming up quickly is our wine club pick-up party and the return of the Parker Picnic Series.
On July 26th in our estate barrel room from 11AM-1PM we will have our wine club member pick-up party. Members will have the opportunity to pick up the current wine club shipment as well as taste all the new release wines. We will also have a special treat for our members, Sweet! Hollywood will be joining us to sample delicious handmade chocolates. The Jineanne Columnas Jazz Duo will be playing soulful sounds throughout the event.
Wine Club Pick-Up Party
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sat, Jul 26, 2014
Venue: Fess Parker Winery VIP Barrel Room
Reservations can be made by contacting contacting Elaina 888-877-3335, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $10 per member, members can bring guests for $10 per guest.
July 26th also marks the return of the Parker Picnic Series. Out on the Fess Parker winery lawn from 1PM-3PM, we will have the rockin' rhythym "n" style of the Drive-In Romeos. Food will also be available to purchase from Georgia's Smokehouse, a gourmet food truck specializing in Southern Smokehouse BBQ.
Make your afternoon complete with some Fess Parker wine.
We hope to see you out here at the winery on July 26th!