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Parrish Team
 
February 8, 2024 | Parrish Team

New Year, New Food Menu

Ready for wine & lunch in the beautiful Paso Robles wine country featuring our delicious new food menu at Parrish? We are, and we work here!

We are excited to offer our new food menu, which kicks off 2024 with delightful twists. Before we dive into the new offerings, we should clarify that the wildly popular BLTA, with its praline bacon and house-made Cabernet sourdough, will return. We will also be returning the Lamb Enchilada. If you haven't had the Lamb Enchilada, it is a must, featuring braised lamb, house-made sweet potato tortillas (gluten-free), guajillo sauce, pickled shallots, and crema. It is collectively a team favorite that we highly recommend pairing with the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Our married culinary duo, Ethan and Cecily, are bringing some creative new dishes to the menu. The couple, being a part of the Parrish family, love having the freedom to imagine and design dishes to complement the wine that their family works hard to make. "We can pull from childhood favorites to things we just want to try and make. We're able to do whatever we like, but it has to fit along with the wine tasting. It can be challenging, but it's an honor to be a part of showcasing the work of our family," says Cecily. 

So, here's the upcoming menu without further ado. A sandwich that will be popular is the Brisket French Dip. This sandwich features braised brisket on a house-made cheddar and onion roll and served with au jus. Ethan loves cooking up brisket, so it was an obvious choice for the sandwich. You might think of French onion soup with this dish.

Another offering is the Caprese Waffle, which features a waffle infused with basil oil and served with burrata, confit tomatoes, balsamic reduction, and fresh basil. Cecily loves caprese and margherita pizza, so this dish merges her favorite dishes together, but with a savory waffle involved. The Caprese Waffle pairs wonderfully with the Rosé as it will make the wine a little creamy!

If you are looking for a more vegetable-forward dish, Cecily has crafted a Gnocchi Salad. This salad features potato gnocchi and roasted vegetables served with sprigs of arugula, house-made cashew ricotta, pea pesto, and toasted pine nuts. It's a flavorful and light offering that we highly recommend with a glass of our Four Chords blend.

Last but not least is dessert! And this will be for the chocoholics, a Skillet Brownie. A Mexican cocoa brownie served with house-made vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of coffee caramel. This dessert surprised us as Ethan and Cecily worked with the Tasting Room team on a wine pairing. We loved it with the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, so this will be a decadent finish to your wine tasting. While the dessert comes in a personal cast iron skillet, it is shareable between 2-4 people. Although, we know die-hard dessert enthusiasts will only request one spoon, which we understand. 

If this whetted your appetite, feel free to book a reservation to enjoy our wine and food offerings soon. Come to think of it, the writer of this blog may need to make a reservation for that Skillet Brownie. 

Time Posted: Feb 8, 2024 at 5:08 PM Permalink to New Year, New Food Menu Permalink
Parrish Team
 
February 1, 2024 | Parrish Team

Meet Andrea & the 2020 Zinfandel!

2020 Zinfandel and Tasting Room Lead

Meet Andrea, our Lead Tasting Room Associate, who recently joined the Parrish Family Vineyard team! She is excited to share her favorite wine with you - the 2020 Zinfandel. Andrea is a big fan of chocolate and she loves that the fruit forward Zinfandel carries notes of cocoa and dark chocolate. She also loves the luxury and elegance on the palate and says “Everyone should have a bottle…it’s that delicious.” 

Andrea would pair the Zinfandel with a movie night! For her, horror flicks, friends, and freshly baked brownies are the perfect Zinfandel accompaniments.

Ready to create your own Zinfandel pairing and occasion? Here are the details on the 2020 vintage from our Winemaker, Cody Alt.


2020 Zinfandel 

Owner and Winemaker, David Parrish is drawn to the Zinfandel variety in memory of his grandfather, Earl Henderson, who planted Zinfandel in the 1920’s. Grandpa Earl was able to acquire cuttings from the renown Paderewski Ranch in Paso Robles. He took the cuttings and planted them in Atascadero, where he managed 740 acres. Today, the Parrish Family grows a half acre of Zinfandel near the gates to the Tasting Room along Adelaida Road. 

Tasting Notes: Red Cherry, Fresh Cranberry, Pomegranate, Cocoa, Leather, White Pepper

Pairing Suggestion: Pork Tenderloin with a Mushroom and Sage Stuffing

Release Notes: Released to Wine Club

AVA: Adelaida

Vineyard Notes: Head Trained and Spur Pruned. Half an acre.

Yield: 4 Tons

Alcohol: 14.75%

PH: 3.62

TA: 5.9 G/L

VA: .69 G/L

Fermentation: Stainless Steel with Pumpovers and Punchdowns 

Oak Profile: 50% New French Oak - To allow the fruit to be the focus 

Vintage Notes: The 2020 vintage is memorable much like the year for obvious reasons. Bud break was a little late due to rainfall in the Spring, but there were no frost issues with it being a warmer year. The flowering was normal and occurred in good conditions. Summer arrived with hot weather and record heat waves in August and September. This encouraged the 2020 harvest to begin and be completed quickly. During the beginning days of harvest, Paso Robles and most of the Central Coast was overcast with smoke from fires in Northern California. Despite this challenge, the Zinfandel was left to complete its ripening and the winemaking team worked their magic to save the wine from smoke taint. Therefore, the 2020 vintage showcases the hardwork and determination of our winemaking team to keep the quality that you have come to know and love at Parrish Family Vineyard.  

Purchase the 2020 Zinfandel Here or Join the Wine Club

 

Time Posted: Feb 1, 2024 at 5:07 PM Permalink to Meet Andrea & the 2020 Zinfandel! Permalink
Parrish Team
 
November 22, 2023 | Parrish Team

Enhance your visit - Porch heaters and all-weather shades!

NEW AT PFV: 

Experience the welcoming atmosphere of our tasting room porch, regardless of the weather!

We’re excited to introduce our new heaters and shades that ensure you’re protected from the elements, allowing you to enjoy a cozy ambiance with a stunning fall vineyard view. No need to worry about the weather – cherish your holiday moments with friends and family in comfort!

Grab your wine-tasting besties, and join us this holiday season for a delightful tasting of our award-winning wines paired with delicious, chef-prepared food. We can’t wait to share these magical holiday moments with you! 🍷✨🍂

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Check out the videos on Instagram!

Time Posted: Nov 22, 2023 at 4:36 PM Permalink to Enhance your visit - Porch heaters and all-weather shades! Permalink
Parrish Team
 
October 12, 2023 | Parrish Team

Experience Paso Robles as a PFV Wine Club Member

Parrish family vineyard wine bottle and people sitting around the table smiling

The coziest time of year is here, and the season of celebrations ahead has inspired us to share our ideal 3-day wine tasting trip to enjoy a visit at Parrish Family Vineyard and some of Adelaida Road’s best hotels, wineries and restaurants.

And to make it even better, Parish Family Vineyard wine club members now receive exclusive preferred rates at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort, Paso Robles Inn and Oxford Suites

(email us for your exclusive code)

 

From wine-tasting experiences with delicious bites and spectacular vineyard views to some of the best hospitality options in Paso Robles, this thoughtfully curated plan may be just what you need to plan the best weekend getaway.

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Recommended Stay

Here are some of our suggestions for the best places to stay in Paso Robles:

Slideshow of Allgretto vineyard resort amenities

Allegretto Vineyard Resort: The Allegretto is located on the east side of Paso Robles, surrounded by beautiful orchards and vineyards, providing the best food and wine experiences. With European-style hospitality, guests are invited to relax in lush gardens, soothing spa experiences or in a private pool cabana. Take an adventure on a horseback tour through Wine Country, savoring some of the finest regional wines, including Allegretto's own private label. The perfect refuge on the California Central Coast. 

Paso Robles Inn: If you’re looking for the true heart of Paso Robles, you’ll find it at the historic Paso Robles Inn. Located right across from the tree-lined downtown square, the Inn sits right on the very spot where Paso Robles was founded over 150 years ago. Established in 1889, the Paso Robles Inn hotel is more than a landmark, but a lasting legacy of the heartfelt hospitality that has made Paso Robles, CA such a special destination for over a century.   

Oxford Suites, Paso Robles:  Featuring a selection of 101 well-appointed, non-smoking executive suites. Each space, intimately designed to capture the essence of Paso Robles, features subtle luxuries like granite countertops, rich color palettes and refined textures. Furnishings and amenities include a writing desk, mini-fridge, 49” LCD TV, as well as well-lit bathrooms and eco-friendly bath amenities. 

 

Hill Top Guest House: Enjoy bird’s eye views from McPrice Myers’ beautiful, modern hilltop house. This beautiful location overlooks our vineyard and property along Adelaida Road! 

AirBNB

The Longhorn Lookout on Adelaida Road is the perfect place to relax and drink wine while watching our beautiful Texas Longhorns roam pasture below you. 3 separate vacation rentals, each offering 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.

Cabin-Style Lodge by Alicia offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, a fireplace, and the views of Texas Longhorn cattle roaming the fields.
 

Tour

Grand Cru Limousine: A quick weekend or day trip is best enjoyed with someone driving you around. Don’t spend your time driving more, let them drive for you. Ask for James to take good care of you.

 

Visit & Enjoy

 

Day 1: 

10:00am Red Scooter Deli - Have box lunches delivered at the house to take with you on your adventure. Red Scooter is used by many wineries and have fed us many a harvest. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

10:30am McPrice Myers - Start the day tasting their Rhone wines that definitely have a fitting label, “Beautiful Earth.” You will be welcomed by their wonderful team and hopefully get to meet Mac, one of the nicest guys.

12:00pm Alta Colina - Family owned & operated winery producing beautiful Rhone wines. Enjoy their Summit Vineyard Tasting for a one-on-one experience in the vineyard.

2:00pm Adelaida Vineyards  - With a long history dating back to 1964, visit one of the first wineries along Adelaida Road. This family owned winery is known for its Pinot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

3:30pm Parrish Family Vineyard - Of course we have to be a part of your 1st day, some way! Stop by for a glass of Rosé or Chardonnay, or purchase a bottle for dinner and take in the views as golden hour will be upon us soon.

5:30pm Il Cortile - Arrive Downtown and stop in at one of our favorite restaurants in Paso Robles for house-made pasta and many delicious Italian offerings. We always recommend starting with the carpaccio which features shaved truffles (ask for a side of bread). And if it fits, enjoy our Chardonnay on the menu. Definitely make a reservation!

 

Day 2:

10:00am Nenow -  Owned by young siblings, this newer tasting room is worth a stop along Adelaida Road. Enjoy Viognier and Mourvedre while taking in a beautiful Nenow view.

11:30am Parrish Family Vineyard - Of course you have to stop by for the full experience. Join us for wine tasting of our Paso Robles Estate wines featuring highly scored Cabernet Sauvignon and popular blends like Silken. Along with the beautiful vineyard views from our cozy setting enjoy our food offerings crafted by our family. It truly is a family affair along Adelaida Road.

1:00pm Re:Find Distillery - Do a spirit tasting with Paso’s first distillery. From bourbon to cucumber flavored vodka, taste and become inspired to become a home mixologist. Let Monica take good care of you by making a reservation monica@refinddistillery.com.

4:00pm Joebella Coffee Roasters - Refresh with coffee at the Paso Market Walk. If Christopher is around, let him recommend the best roast or enjoy one of their many lattes (cafe miel is my favorite). Take your coffee for a little walk around the place to take in all the fun purveyors.

5:30pm Finca - Enjoy a casual and delicious dinner featuring elevated Mexican. There are so many favorites, but to name a few grilled octopus, pork belly chile verde tacos, and chip salad.

6:30pm Leo Leo Gelato - Finish up with a scoop or two of gelato or sorbet also in the Paso Market Walk. 


 

Day 3: 

11:30am Le Cuvier - Another tasting room that was one of the early pioneers of Adelaida Road, enjoy wine and food pairing experiences along with their naturally fermented wines.

2:00pm Daou - Experience their beautiful hilltop tasting room that will finish off the weekend with a view of Paso Robles. You will want to take a selfie like many of the guests before you.

Looking for more suggestions when it comes to planning your Paso Robles wine tasting trip? Reach out to our Parrish Family Vineyard hospitality team here: (805) 286-4028 or reservations@parrishfamilyvineyard.com

View of Parrish Family Vineyard from the courtyard overlooking the green vineyards

Time Posted: Oct 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Experience Paso Robles as a PFV Wine Club Member Permalink
Parrish Team
 
September 21, 2023 | Parrish Team

October is Harvest Month! Join us for Live Music Saturdays


October is Paso Robles Harvest Month, and we invite you to join us for one of the most beautiful, and eventful times of the year!

Live Music Saturdays:
October 7th - Adam Levine Band
October 14th - Dulcie Taylor Band
October 21st - Unfinished with the Beatles


Plus, our new fall food menu will be available to enjoy starting in October. Some of our newest items include a delicious braised Lamb Enchilada, and Squash & Sausage Flatbread.

We encourage you to reserve your experiences now before tables fill up!
 

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See you there!

Time Posted: Sep 21, 2023 at 10:13 AM Permalink to October is Harvest Month! Join us for Live Music Saturdays Permalink
Parrish Team
 
August 31, 2023 | Parrish Team

Veraison has begun on our Paso Robles vineyard

Veraison is here! 🍇

Veraison signals the official onset of the ripening of the grapes. This is a period of time when varieties like our Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache will shift from green, to rich tones of red and purple, while white grapes, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay will transform into warmer hues of golden yellow. The cluster skins will soften, and the sugar levels will rise until they are just right for the picking.

"This is an exciting time because we know that once varaison is complete, we are not far off from harvesting and making our new vintage wines! We typically stress the vines during varaison by reducing the water to the vines. Stressing vines at this stage produce grapes that give wines deeper color and better overall better phenolics." - Winemaker, David Parrish

Stay tuned for more vineyard updates as we approach the harvest season!
See more and follow us on our Instagram HERE
 

Time Posted: Aug 31, 2023 at 2:35 PM Permalink to Veraison has begun on our Paso Robles vineyard Permalink
Parrish Team
 
August 21, 2023 | Parrish Team

New Scores from Wine Enthusiast!

We are thrilled to announce the newest ratings from the acclaimed wine critics at Wine Enthusiast, and excited to share these new Parrish Family Vineyard releases with you!



96 Points - 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
90 Points - 2022 Sauvignon Blanc

 

2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

"Thick and nearly opaque in the glass, this intense yet balanced bottling begins with dense aromas of cocoa, hard spice and baked black fruit on the nose. The creamy mouthfeel of the palate is wrapped in tannins that will last seemingly forever, as flavors of black cherry, bittersweet cocoa and graphite hold the attention deep into the finish." - 96 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Available in our Paso Robles Tasting Room

$85 

 

2022 Sauvignon Blanc

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Stay tuned for Wine Enthusiast's full review in their October issue! 
Available in our Paso Robles Tasting Room, and on our website

$38

Shop PFV Wines

Time Posted: Aug 21, 2023 at 1:04 PM Permalink to New Scores from Wine Enthusiast! Permalink
Parrish Team
 
June 23, 2023 | Parrish Team

Our biggest party of the year is coming!

PFV Anniversary Party

August 5th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Member: $80 per ticket*  |  Non-Member: $150 per ticket

*Club Members must log in to their wine club account for special pricing.

Your ticket price includes admission, 1 glass of wine, and dinner for the evening

Parrish Family Vineyard's biggest event of the year! Join us at the winery to celebrate another great year together. Enjoy live music by Gypsy Dreams, a Fleetwood Mac Cover Band, a delicious food menu prepared by our Husband and Wife culinary team, beautiful summer views of our Adelaida vineyard, and of course, your favorite Parrish Family Vineyard Wines. Guests will have exclusive access to special pricing on a selection of PFV wines throughout the evening.

Purchase Tickets Here 

 

Click the video below to learn more about Gypsy Dreams, our featured live band for the event!

 

We look forward to sharing the celebration with you!

Time Posted: Jun 23, 2023 at 8:35 PM Permalink to Our biggest party of the year is coming! Permalink
Parrish Team
 
June 23, 2023 | Parrish Team

Member's Library Tasting

Join us at the end of June!


Member's Library Tasting

June 30th- July 2nd, by reservation

Join us at the winery for our blast from the past library tasting! This member-only tasting experience features 5 different wines from 2014-2018. Check out our social media page for hints on what is going to be poured! Limited 2 per membership.

 

Reserve your seats here!

Time Posted: Jun 23, 2023 at 8:31 PM Permalink to Member's Library Tasting Permalink
Parrish Team
 
May 18, 2023 | Parrish Team

Parrish Family Vineyard Summer Winery Events

May Events Are Here!

We are kicking off the start of warmer weather with two weekends worth celebrating, and we hope you'll join us!
 


First, join us this coming Saturday at the
Paso Wine Fest Grand Tasting on May 20th


115+ wineries will come together at the Paso Robles Event Center to share their wines. Local culinary vendors and other businesses will be there serving delicious fare throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnics, chairs, and blankets to enjoy the afternoon in the shade while listening to a variety of live performances.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets

 

 


Memorial Day Weekend at the Winery 
Live Music May 27th


Taste our latest wine releases and new seasonal, chef-curated menu items, and enjoy live music by the well-loved local band, Unfinished Business on Saturday, May 27, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We are open daily from
11 AM - 5 PM and reservations are strongly recommended for
this busy holiday weekend!

Make a Reservation

 

 

Happening Later this Summer...
 


June


Savor Paso
June 15 from 5:30 - 8 PM, San Jose


This walk-around tasting features a taste of the region at San Jose’s PayPal Park, home to the San Jose Earthquakes. Guests can enjoy Paso Robles wineries, breweries, distilleries, attractions, food truck purveyors: 333 Truck, Grillzillas and Taco Mania and more in this iconic stadium setting, just two and a half hours from Paso Robles, in San Jose.

Learn More

 

August

 


PFV Anniversary Party
August 5th, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Member: $80 per ticket  |  Non-Member: $150 per ticket
Your ticket price includes admission, 1 glass of wine, and dinner for the evening

Parrish Family Vineyard's biggest event of the year! Join us at the winery to celebrate another great year together. Enjoy live music by Gypsy Dreams, a Fleetwood Mac Cover Band, a delicious food menu prepared by our Husband and Wife culinary team, beautiful summer views of our Adelaida vineyard, and of course, your favorite Parrish Family Vineyard Wines. Guests will have exclusive access to special pricing on a selection of PFV wines throughout the evening. 

Keep an eye on your email inbox for more information...
Time Posted: May 18, 2023 at 10:19 AM Permalink to Parrish Family Vineyard Summer Winery Events Permalink