As October is coming to a close we thought it would be fun to take a look back at a month dedicated to celebrating harvest, we call it OctoberFess.
To start the month off we offered a special tasting of our reserve, single vineyard, and estate wines paired with artisan cheeses inside of our VIP tasting room set inside of the barrel room.
Next was Wine & Swine in the Vines, a harvest pig roast dinner.
Jake Francis from the Valley Piggery raised a pastured pig from the Santa Rita Hills specifically for this event. The pig was slow-roasted for 11 hours over red oak wood.
Guests were treated to a Champagne reception upon arrival.
Blair Fox, our head winemaker took some time away from his busy harvest schedule to do a barrel tasting of our Ashley’s pinot noir.
This was truly a fun night with good food, music, great company, and of course plenty of wine.
To end our month long celebration we had a wine club member pickup party. Along with picking up their new wine club shipments, members were also able to taste the new wines in their shipments.
The Drive-in Romeo’s were also on hand playing some great music that had everyone dancing while the Fess Parker Winery chef was cooking up artisan pizzas in our new Chicago brick pizza oven.
If you didn’t have a chance to make it to any of this year’s OctoberFess events, not to worry, we will be doing a Christmas Tree lighting at the winery on November 30th. Details can be found at www.fessparkerwines.com, and reservations can be made with our wine club cooridinator Elaina at firstname.lastname@example.org.