Recently we celebrated our 2nd annual Christmas tree lighting here at the Fess Parker Winery. This year we brought in a beautiful 12ft tree and topped it with, what else, a coonskin cap. Wine club members were invited to come out to the winery and celebrate the Christmas festivities with us.
Natalie Gelman was gracious enough to come back to the winery and sing Christmas songs throughout the night. She did a great job singing classic Christmas carols while putting her own spin on them, and she even had some guests get into the act playing instruments while singing along.
Christmas treats were in full supply throughout the night. Fried Mac & Cheese with bacon and marinara sauce, charcuterie and cheese plates, crostini’s with bleu cheese horseradish spread topped with beef tenderloin and onion jam, as well as canapé’s with goat cheese, pomegranate and micro-greens were all served.
Savory treats were not the only thing on the menu, to satisfy our member’s cravings for sweets we served port-infused drinking chocolate with house-made marshmallows, ginger spice cake, chocolate fudge brownies with Syrah ganache, goat cheese sugar Christmas cookies, and home-made caramel-cranberry-pecan-apple pies.
Of course what party would be complete without serving some Fess Parker wine? Member’s tasted through a reserve list of single vineyard and estate wines to round out the evening.
Our tree lighting was a lot fun filled with Christmas cheer! Thank you to Natalie Gelman for providing great music again, and a big thank you to all who came to celebrate with us and make it a special night.