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Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
800-841-1104, 805-688-1545
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Ranked #1 of 24 Activities in Los Olivos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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150 reviews 150 reviews
46 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

How can you not like a place that Fess Parker started. This winery (the site of the famous bucket guzzling scene in Sideways), is beautifully appointed, and filled with delicious wines from the Parker families vineyards. If you are in the area and only visit one winery, make this it. Small fee for tasting unless you join their club (which... More

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Carrollton, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The drive to the vineyards is pretty, the grounds are lovely with a lot of space for picnics. I thought the whole coonskin cap thing was gimmicky, but the wines tasted nice. I wouldn't call anything superb, but definitely enjoyable. They are a bit overpriced, though. I snapped a picture of each label to compare on Vivino. I thought the... More

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is one of the best wineries to visit in the valley. Outstanding wines, great atmosphere and scenic place to relax, enjoy wine and picnic. Only thing missing is food. SB county won't let wineries have restaurants. But bring some snacks and you could spend a day here. The family is actively involved so you are likely to meet them.... More

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Redlands, CA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Water pans full of water outside the door for thirsty pets. Lovely grounds. Good selection of wines, good gifts and friendly personnel.

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Newport Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A beautiful winery with a wonderful and engaging staff. Plus, who could not enjoy an afternoon looking at Daniel Boone memorabilia... and tasting the suburb wines. Joined the wine club too... reasonable price and includes tasting for life, not only there, but at a few other wineries as well, along with special events. Looking forward to heading back up there... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After bad experience at Firestone, we came here. Grounds were beautifully manicured. Cute patio to enjoy your wine. Went inside, girl bartender was great! Explained the wines, answered our questions. Wines were very good. Inside was decorated very well.such a pleasant experience overall.

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We were on the Fess Parker Inn wine tasting package and started our out of town experience here. The drive from the Inn in Los Olivos was easy and we were happily greeted by beautiful vineyards, rose bushes, rolling greens and a magnificent stone tasting room. Once we received our first tasting we were told we could sit outside to... More

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were in the area for a 3 day weekend. This was a very pleasant surprise. A beautiful setting. Attentive service. Coonskin caps to wear in the tasting room if you want. This is a must stop on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Sitting outside on the porch, enjoying the light breeze and sipping wine. We'd do this again and... More

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Glen Ellyn, IL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We always loved Fess Parker wines and when in Santa Barbara a few years back, decided to go to the winery. It has become a place for us to always go and visit when we are on the central coast. We pack a picnic lunch and just enjoy ourselves. The tasting room is lovely and the staff has always been... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My Husband, Father & Mother in Law and I tasted wine at Fess Parker. Not only was the atmosphere fun and welcoming, Karen, our wine tasting hostess was FABULOUS! She was fun, informative and a huge part of our experience. We will make a point of visiting again every time we are in the area...

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