I want to take this time to pay tribute to a great man in the wine business.

Fess Parker, many of you may know him as Davey Crockett and/or Daniel Boone, passed away this past week.  The characters he played were larger than life, which in essence was Mr. Parker himself.  Fess Parker went on in 1989 to start a small vineyard, with the intention on sourcing grapes for growers and give them something unique.  As his daughter Ashley has said, he was from Texas, he never did anything small.  Mr. Parker went on to create one of the lasting legends in Santa Barbara with Fess Parker Wines.  These are outstading wines that are a testament to his dynnamic personality, whether it is through his Frontier Red or the unique Viognier. We have definitely lost a legend and I ask that you keep in him in your heart and mind, and when you can ...your palate.