Fess Parker Winery with Fess Parker

Fess Parker, captured in a past photo with wine and smiles. The winery is celebrating 30 years. 

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort will pay homage to Fess Parker Winery for the winery’s 30th anniversary with an exclusive dinner -- the “Fess Parker Wine Journey” -- from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 22. 

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 Fess Parker’s signature wines, including chardonnay and pinot noir from the Sta. Rita Hills. 

“Our team is honored to host a wine and culinary celebration for Fess Parker Winery’s 30-year anniversary,” said 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 question-and-answer session 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.

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With a focus on California’s coastal heritage, Sugich has devised a menu that offers sustainable, locally sourced seafood, coastal cattle and fresh seasonal produce, which will be paired with a specially curated wine selection. To view the menu, visit https://www.hiltonsantabarbarabeachfrontresort.com/explore/local-attractions/wine-tasting/

Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 805-884-8518, email SBAFP_SpecialEvents@hilton.com or visit www.hiltonsantabarbarabeachfrontresort.com.

Since 1987, the Fess Parker family has helped pioneer Santa Barbara County'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 now owns and farms more than 125 acres and works with more than 700 acres in Santa Barbara County.

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Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.