The Parrish Family Vineyard was established in 1995, but the family’s heritage on the Central Coast dates back to 1926 when Grandpa Earl Henderson moved to Atascadero and planted over 500 acres of wine grapes. He and his wife, Katie, were one of the early settlers of Atascadero and had P.O. Box 1 for their mail delivery.
Today, the Parrish family has 40 acres of 100% Cabernet nestled among the rolling hills and oak trees of the Central Coast. The vineyard is very unique as it consists of four different clones of Cabernet grafted onto two different root stocks. Early on, one of the giants in the wine industry, Robert Mondavi, impressed upon David Parrish the importance of creating a vineyard that is unique and complex. By producing some of the best Cabernets in the warmer areas of Napa, Tucker Catlin and Paul Kenny of Sterling Vineyards as well as Bob Steinhauer of Beringer Winery gave David the confidence to plant Cabernet in the warmer climate of the Paso Robles area. The vineyard has now been producing since 2004.
Parrish Family Vineyard really is a family business as David Parrish is hugely involved in the farming of the grapes as well as the wine making. His wife, Lynn, also helps with the wine making and is responsible for creating a beautiful tasting room. David's brother, Daniel Parrish, is involved in the marketing. While David and Lynn's daughter, Cecily, is a photographer and takes part in the creative aspects of the business with her fiancée, Ethan, working along side David in the vineyard and winery. With a passion that was sparked over 80 years ago, the family works together to make a wine that is award winning.