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Parrish Family Vineyard

Our Heritage

Our Heritage Then

The Parrish family has deep roots in the Paso Robles area. Earl Henderson is David Parrish’s grandfather and was one of the first people to plant in Atascadero pre-Prohibition. In fact, he had P.O. Box 1. Today, his home is the site of the Atascadero Historical Museum.

In the 1920s, Henderson planted and managed approximately 740 acres of wine grapes including Alicante, Charbon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel. The Zinfandel cuttings were purchased from the famed Paderewski Ranch.  

Henderson grew grapes through the beginning of Prohibition and then got into the golf course business; which brings us to our tasting room on Adelaida Road.

Our Heritage Now

After growing up hearing stories of his grandfather, David Parrish wanted to see if he had the same green thumb. Parrish graduated from U.C. Davis in 1974 and continued his passion for grape growing by founding a vineyard trellising company. It caught the attention of Napa’s Robert Mondavi and soon Parrish developed and installed trellising on those vineyards. He also installed trellising at Beringer Winery.

About two decades later, Parrish wanted to come back to the Central Coast to continue his grandfather’s passion of growing grapes here where it all started. The first vintage was produced in 2004, and today the Parrish family manages more than 150-acres throughout the Paso Robles area. 

In 2018 the Parrish family reached another milestone opening a food and wine destination on Adelaida Road. The tasting room features spaces for vineyard walks, winery tours, food & wine pairings, tastings and bottle services; as well as event and conference spaces. Guests are treated to indoor and outdoor locations to learn more about their palate preferences, to relax and be inspired over wine. They can also unwind with a putting green on property complete with complimentary putters and balls. 

Winemaker David Parrish is often pouring in the tasting room, his daughter and General Manager Cecily Parrish Ray bakes fresh bread in the commercial kitchen and Cecily’s husband, Ethan Ray, is the Cellar Master and Assistant Vineyard Manager. 

Reservations are not required, food is available daily and wine is always ready to be explored. We hope to enjoy it all with you soon!