Fess Parker in the Funk Zone

Fess Parker in the Funk Zone

Vineyard debuts new tasting area in downtown Santa Barbara

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Fess Parker Winery’s new tasting room is opening in the Funk Zone. Visitors will be capable to take pleasure in wines from Fess Parker Winery, as nicely as from the family’s boutique Epiphany and Fesstivity labels, with a number of flight possibilities.

A new Fess Parker tasting area will open up in the Funk Zone on Saturday. Guests will be able to get pleasure from a choice of the family’s Fess Parker Epiphany and Fesstivity wines in a contemporary, urban setting.

“While there’s a thing specific about welcoming company to our property in Los Olivos, where by they can sip among the the vines, we knew we required to have a area for people who might not be capable to make it above the hill to wine nation to working experience our wines,” mentioned Ashley Parker Snider.

“We’ve extended been lovers of the vibrant Funk Zone community and are enthusiastic to carry on our family’s hospitality journey below, exactly where we seem forward to connecting with a new audience in downtown Santa Barbara.”

Found at the corner of Yanonali Avenue and Grey Avenue, Fess Parker Funk Zone’s dazzling, present day area beckons with big windows and board type concrete, together with a huge tasting bar that serves as the key focal place. Handbuilt by Eli Parker’s son-in-regulation, Josh White, the bar is built of metal and corrugated tin and topped with walnut butcher block, a spectacular distinction to the oyster-coloured cork wall behind the bar

Introducing a little bit of warmth to the space is home furniture from Interra Design, such as wooden and steel chairs powder-coated in a shade of inexperienced. And, in a nod to the origins of the Funk Zone, the Fess Parker tasting place will also element a quantity of parts by neighborhood assemblage artist Dan Levin. His will work will be obtainable for obtain and will rotate periodically.

Complementing the spacious indoor location is a massive outdoor patio and parklet. 

From the brilliant and ethereal indoor-out of doors place, attendees can sip wines from Fess Parker Vineyard, as very well as from the family’s boutique Epiphany and Fesstivity labels, with a number of flight alternatives that satisfy a huge vary of style choices.

Original wine flights will consist of a Fess Parker Vineyard flight, a Fesstivity sparkling flight, an Epiphany flight and a Rosé flight consisting of Fesstivity Brut Rosé, Fess Parker Rosé and Epiphany Rosé. Wines will also be obtainable for acquire by the glass or bottle.

The massive outdoor patio and parklet presents extra seating that permits website visitors to make the most of downtown Santa Barbara’s idyllic weather conditions.
The massive tasting bar, handbuilt by Eli Parker’s son-in-law, Josh White, is produced of metal and corrugated tin, topped with walnut butcher block.

Set up by the late Fess Parker in the 1980s, the multigenerational loved ones owned and operated Fess Parker Vineyard has designed a standing for crafting outstanding Rhône and Burgundian wines from Santa Barbara County.

After the opening of its expansive tasting area and vineyard along the Foxen Canyon Wine Path in the 1990s, Fess Parker Vineyard has remained a best destination in the Santa Ynez Valley.

“Created to be an extension of the estate in Los Olivos, Fess Parker Funk Zone will characteristic the exact same welcoming hospitality and fantastic wine our family members has come to be recognized for but with a search akin to the exceptional city placing of this well-known downtown Santa Barbara neighborhood,” reported Ms. Snider. 

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Fess Parker Funk Zone is located at 116 E. Yanonali St., in downtown Santa Barbara. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday as a result of Thursday, midday to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For much more information and facts, remember to take a look at www.fessparker.com.