is a small, hands-on Napa winemaking endeavor from the seasoned Fess Parker
family winemaking team. A standalone label, Addendum represents a unique opportunity for this well-established Santa Barbara County winery to make Bordeaux varietal wines, work side-by-side with committed Napa growers, and carry on the tradition of exploration and pioneering adventure embodied by Fess himself. After spending 30 years honing their expertise in Santa Barbara’s Burgundian and Rhone varieties, the second-generation Fess Parker family sought to build and expand upon Fess’s vision, leveraging their long-term relationships in order to tap into some of the most prestigious, established, and diverse vineyard holdings in Napa Valley.
The 2014 vintage marks the very first for the Addendum project and we are so excited to share the following wines with you today:
- 2014 Addendum 'Skellenger Lane' Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford) -$95
- 2014 Addendum 'Stagecoach Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak) -$95
- 2014 Addendum Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon -$90
- 2014 Addendum 'Stagecoach Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah (Atlas Peak) -$80
Fess Parker’s name is synonymous with pioneering adventure and love of the land. From establishing his place at the forefront of Santa Barbara’s wine industry, starting one of the region’s most prominent wineries in 1989, to establishing world-class hotels that attracted new interest in the county, to of course his portrayals
of beloved American TV and film characters such as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. The Fess Parker family brand has forged ahead in Fess’s spirit, developing new programs under his original namesake label, expanding the Rhone varietal program under the Epiphany
label, exploring traditional Champenoise method sparkling wine with the Fesstivity
line, and the 2017 opening of the Bear & Star
restaurant in the family’s Los Olivos eponymous Fess Parker Wine Country Inn
. Adding Bordeaux varietal wines to the portfolio under the Addendum label is the next step inthe family’s evolution, and represents the first time they have pursued a quest that – to be successful – requires venturing beyond Santa Barbara County.