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The Fess Parker Family Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its Rhone-focused label, Epiphany

Posted on February 06, 2020

Los Olivos, Calif.—Epiphany, a Rhone-focused winemaking label in Santa Barbara County, is celebrating 2020 as its 20th anniversary. Throughout the year, Epiphany will celebrate with customers, wine club members, and the public at large with anniversary-specific releases such as Grenache Rosé in magnum, events at its tasting room in Los Olivos, and expanded touchpoints in wholesale markets across Southern California.

 “It’s a happy milestone for us, to get to celebrate not just 20 years of focus on the Rhone varietals that make Epiphany’s wines best in class, but the quality of grapes from our family estate that make our emphasis on single-vineyard wines possible,” said Eli Parker, co-owner of the Fess Parker Family Portfolio and Epiphany’s founder and former head winemaker.

 “Just having celebrated the 30th anniversary of Fess Parker Winery last year, we’re reflecting on how far we’ve come as a winemaking family in Santa Barbara County and really cherishing this year as Epiphany’s big year,” said Ashley Parker Snider, co-owner of the Fess Parker Family Portfolio. “Epiphany has always been rooted in the thrill of discovery – whether you’re trying Counoise for the first time or experiencing Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre in a whole new way.”

Tim Snider, president of Fess Parker’s wine business and chief marketing officer of the Fess Parker Family Portfolio agreed, saying, “Whether you first experienced Epiphany wines at our tasting room in downtown Los Olivos or on premise at fine dining restaurants around Southern California, we hear over and over from customers that they’ve been hooked – by the fun of the brand and the quality of the wines. We’re marking this 20th anniversary in deep appreciation of our incredible winemaking team, the customers and club members who have sustained the program over the last two decades, and in celebration of the next round of folks who are about to discover Epiphany for themselves.”

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Since the late 1980s, Fess Parker and his family have cultivated a world-class hospitality portfolio around the beauty and bounty of Santa Barbara County.

The Fess Parker Winery is focused on the grape varieties best suited to the region’s unique growing conditions – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rhone wines – with its vintages consistently earning 90+ point ratings from top critics around the world.

 In addition to a waterfront hotel in Santa Barbara, the family honors their late patriarch’s legacy by hosting guests at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos, the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.

 The family’s third generation of entrepreneurs include Katie Parker McDonald – who oversees the Fess Parker Ranch Wagyu beef program – and Kristopher Parker, who heads Third Window Brewing in Santa Barbara.

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