Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort will pay homage to one of California’s best-loved wine producers, Fess Parker Winery, on the occasion of the winery’s 30th anniversary with an exclusive dinner, the “Fess Parker Wine Journey,” from 6-10 p.m. on Friday, March, 22nd at the resort’s Reagan Ballroom. For this special occasion, Hilton Santa Barbara Executive Chef Mossin Sugich and his culinary team will prepare a fresh and delicious culinary adventure paired with the Fess Parker’s signature wines, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Sta. Rita Hills. Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please call (805) 884-8518 or email SBAFP_SpecialEvents@hilton.com.
“Our team is honored to host a wine and culinary celebration for Fess Parker Winery’s 30-year anniversary,” explained Hilton Santa Barbara General Manager Chris Inman. “Our goal is to create a memorable evening that speaks to seasoned Fess Parker Winery fans as well as a new generation of wine lovers.”
The wine dinner will begin with a video presentation and an intimate Q&A with the Parker Family hosted by Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine Managing Editor Leslie Dinaberg, followed by a reception and five delectable courses paired with the winery’s signature wines. With a focus on California’s coastal heritage, Chef Mossin has devised a menu that offers sustainable, locally sourced seafood, coastal cattle and fresh seasonal produce. Chef Mossin will pair each course with a carefully considered wine selection.
About Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard: Since their first vineyard planting in 1987, the Fess Parker family has enjoyed a long, successful history in Santa Barbara County, helping to pioneer the region’s reputation as an international destination for wine, hospitality and discovery, as well as developing many of the county’s prestigious vineyards. The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard at 6200 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos now owns and farms more than 125 acres and works with more than 700 acres in Santa Barbara County.
Photos by John Dickson