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Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

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Address: 6200 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
Phone Number: 800-841-1104, 805-688-1545
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting

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Best in This Part of California

We have had several good experiences over the years at this tasting room and this visit was no exception. The excellent staff permitted us to deviate a bit from the published... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We have had several good experiences over the years at this tasting room and this visit was no exception. The excellent staff permitted us to deviate a bit from the published tasting program and we appreciated that. We enjoy their wines, particularly the Rodney Syrah and look forward to opening those we purchased.

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La Palma, CA
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some of the wines are good, but overpriced. The servers always seem like they are doing you a big favor pouring their wine. Tasting fee is $12, Nicely landscaped grounds. Nice tasting room.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Very nice property with a great picnic area. Wine was average and had a good chocolate pairing with their wine. Very busy place but would go back with friends.

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San Diego, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stop by when we are in the area to get some of their Riesling, Ashley Chardonnay, and Port. Today they just happened to have their 2011 Riesling on sale for $99 a case and I couldn't resist.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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412 reviews 412 reviews
84 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The grounds that the winery/tasting room are on, are large & impressive. We enjoyed learning the history of the owner. What made it was the lady that we had for our tasting. She was so bubbly & so entertaining, how would you not sign up for the wine club- so we had to. What a fun place & the wines... More 

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were hesitant to stop in after tasting in several more intimate tarting rooms but glad we did. Wish I could remember our server's name. She was so welcoming and bubbly and sincere about it. We stopped by the first counter nearest the front door. It was busy despite being a Tuesday, albeit the day before New Years Eve. It... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Pinot Noir from St. Rita Hills was excellent and so was the white chardonnay even though am not a fun of white wine-ended up buying and become a member...excellent wines and excellent service. Thank you James for those two wine glasses plus we ended up doing double tastings and paid nada since I bought 6 wines...

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Rainier, Oregon
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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were not impressed during our first visit here last year, because of the noisy crowds, but because we were doing a "canine wine tour" this month, we decided to return, because the winery is dog-friendly. It was great this time. The dogs (3) almost outnumbered the tasters (4). Staff were friendly, the Christmas decor was beautiful, and the Dry... More 

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Paris
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Well... Wine tasting costs 12$, the ladies managing the wine tasting are very nice but not wine experts at all, they even serve two different red wines in the same glass. I finally bought the best bottle - a pinot noir costing 56$ - which is not worth at all. California still far away from France in terms of wine... More 

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North Lawrence, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A beautiful winery and very nice landscaping and the wine tasting was very good. The people working at the winery were very friendly and made you feel right at home, the next time we are in the area we will be going back to try some nmore great wines.

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