Get ready to discover some of the most exciting and delicious wines the Santa Ynez Valley has to offer at Fess Parker Winery! Founded in 1988 by actor Fess Parker, this family-owned winery is known for producing high-quality, award-winning wines made from a variety of grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.
As you explore the winery and taste some of the best wines the region has to offer, you'll be blown away by the depth and complexity of the flavors and aromas. The Chardonnays are crisp and refreshing, with a balanced acidity and hints of citrus and oak. The Pinot Noirs are soft and elegant, with layers of dark fruit and spice. And the Syrahs are full-bodied and bold, with a ripe, jammy fruit flavor and a long, lingering finish.
But what really sets Fess Parker wines apart is the attention to detail and the commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness. From the carefully chosen grape varieties and the terroir of the Santa Ynez Valley, to the state-of-the-art winemaking techniques and the sustainable practices used in the vineyards, every step of the process is designed to create the best possible wines.
So if you're a wine lover looking for something truly special and exciting, look no further than Fess Parker Winery. With its high-quality wines and commitment to sustainability, it's the perfect destination for any wine lover looking for something truly special.
A tahona wheel is a traditional tool used in the production of mezcal, a type of distilled beverage made from the agave plant in Mexico. The tahona wheel is used to crush the agave plant and extract its juice, which is then fermented and distilled to create the final product.
The tahona wheel is typically made of stone and is mounted on an axis that allows it to be rotated by a donkey or a horse. The agave plant is placed on top of the wheel, and the donkey or horse is used to turn the wheel and crush the agave. This process helps to break down the tough fibers of the agave and extract its juice, which is then collected and used in the production of mezcal.
The tahona wheel is an important part of the traditional production process for mezcal and is often considered a symbol of the authenticity and craftsmanship of the beverage. It is still used by some mezcal producers today, although it has largely been replaced by more modern methods of extracting agave juice.
Hangin out with Gonzalo at Macurichos Mezcal. We had an amazing day watching this palenque operate.
Gonzalo then took us to a room where he had hundreds of old mezcal batches in glass jugs. He picked a couple and sampled away.
This place is a must-stop when you are on the Mezcal trail in Oaxaca! Or when you stop into Aroma Thyme, Farm to Table Bistro, we have around 10 of Gonzalo's selections.
Led by maestro mezcalero Gonzalo Martinez, Mezcal Macurichos is dedicated to the protection of the cultural tradition and the agricultural heritage of agave within the iconic mezcal production community of Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico. The family employs numerous neighbors and is one of the rare distillers the area who still produce using Ancestral methods, including clay pot stills. Gonzalo and his brothers cultivate their own diverse fields of agave – planting from seed and reforesting the diminishing wild agave populations.
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"Schulhaus on Kueka Lake". From one small schoolhouse to a barn and brand new tasting room in 5 years. There is a reason why Peter Weis is expanding like crazy. He is making amazing wine!
Do not, we repeat do not miss Weis Vineyards. It is a must stop when you are at Kueka Lake. And if you are in Seneca Lake then make the drive over too.
One of our favorites is the Schulhaus Red!
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"Seneca Lake Wineries". With so many choices of wineries in the Finger Lakes where do you go? We have our go-to spots that always produce the regions top wine! And Fox Run Vineyards is one of our all-time favorites! Scott has definitely made his mark here in the Finger Lakes.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is a must-try along with his Chardonnay. If the Tawny Port is open then you don't want to miss that!
They also have a cafe open seasonally and a deck with a great view of the lake.
Check out Fox Run on the West side of Seneca Lake.