Calistoga Restaurant A Taste of California in Edinburgh
Calistoga Restaurant A Taste of Californiain Edinburgh

The Fess Parker Winery

Founded in 1989, the Fess Parker winery is located in the heart of Santa Barbara County, the wine region made famous by the cult movie Sideways. Starting out with a 5 acre experimental vineyard along the Foxen Canyon Road, Fess Parker and his children, Eli and Ashley, acquired vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley. Having just celebrated its 25th Anniversary as a family-owned winery, it continues to focus its efforts on producing small lot, high quality wines from Burgundian and Rhône varietals.


Next Event


Meet the Wine Guy

Tim Snider, President of Fess Parker Winery

Tuesday 20th September at 7.15pm


Tim Snider, President of Fess Parker Winery and son-in-law of the late Fess Parker himself (aka Davy Crockett in the 50’s TV series) will be entertaining us with both stories and wines from the winery, accompanied as always, by a great meal prepared by our chefs.


After graduating from Williams College in Massachusetts, Tim embarked on a 7-½ year stint at the E&J Gallo Winery. He began at the bottom as a sales representative but had the opportunity to work in several different sales capacities including Northern California Area Sales Manager. From there Tim was able to jump to the Gallo marketing department for several years including a stint as Brand marketing manager working on successful brands such as Ecco Domani, Marcelina and Rancho Zabaco.

In September of 1999 Tim left Gallo to head up the marketing at Fess Parker Winery. Over the past eleven years has held positions of increasing responsibility culminating in being named President of the winery in 2010. He is proud to be part of the team that has developed & launched successful projects such as the Fess Parker single vineyard tier of wines, the family’s boutique Rhone-oriented label, Epiphany, and the Frontier Red & Parker Station programs.

Tim lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Ashley Parker Snider, and their three children. In his free time, Tim enjoys playing golf, basketball and tennis, running, snowboarding, coaching youth basketball and playing the drums.


The menu will be three courses with a glass of wine with each course. Each course will be preceeded by a tasting of Fess Parker wines with conversation from Tim. You will also have the chance to buy the wines at special on-the-night prices.

The price will be £45 per person. To book telephone 0131 225 1233 or email . We require a £5pp deposit for all bookings.



Tasting of Fess Parker Santa Barbara County Chardonnay & Santa Rita Hills Ashley’s Chardonnay


Pan fried Scallops w/ melon sorbet & salsa


Baked Sir Lancelot Cheese w/ apple jello & slaw


w/ 175ml glass of the Santa Barbara Chardonnay


Tasting of Fess Parker 'Parker Station' Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir & Ashley Pinot Noir


Partridge Breast


Spinach, Eggplant & Tomato Ravioli


Baked Hake


All served w/ cherry cous cous, cherry jus and salsify & parsley root and 175ml glass of the Parker Station Pinot



“Cheese Sandwich”  w/ 125ml glass of The Big Easy, Santa Barbara County



See The Fess Parkey Winery Video

Please note Wine Tastings cannot be booked online.

Please phone or email.


Calistoga Restaurant & Sideways Wine Store.

70/72 Rose Street North Lane,

Edinburgh EH2 3DX


Tel.: +44 131 225 1233


Hit-listed in The List Eating Out Guide 2016/2017

Opening Hours 

6 days a week


Monday to Saturday

12 to 2.30pm (last orders)
5pm to  10pm (last orders)




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