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Touring & Tasting Magazine Names Fess Parker Wine Country Inn a Gold Medal Accommodation


Originally published 2:03 p.m., February 6, 2014
Updated 2:03 p.m., February 6, 2014

Fess Parker Wine Country Inn is one of only 17 resorts, inns, and hotels in wine country or feeder markets located nationwide to have received Gold Medal Accommodation status in the current, Spring 2014 edition of the nationally acclaimed Touring & Tasting magazine.

“We seek out and recommend properties that show a true understanding and commitment to what wine tourists need and want in terms of practicality, authenticity, quality and service,” explains Touring & Tasting Managing Partner Dan Fox. “ Besides providing guests with intimate knowledge of wine regions near them, wineries to visit, restaurants to try, and other fun things to do, Gold Medal Accommodations demonstrate a deep commitment to their local wine industry.”

The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn delivers a unique experience for those seeking the very best of Santa Barbara wine country. Nestled in the quaint township of Los Olivos, the inns polished, attentive service will assist guests in making the most of their stay, whether it is seeking the best of local wine and food offerings, spa treatments, a relaxing day by the pool or something more adventurous. Guests at the inn also receive complimentary tastings at each of the four wine tasting rooms within the Fess Parker Family.

“All of the properties we’ve chosen to feature and recommend have been recognized not only by us for their commitment to their guest’s memorable experience, but they’re all also award winners from other prestigious ratings organizations.” Fox says. “Also, because they are vested in wine tourism, they are truly unique in their understanding of the high end traveler who expects a level of knowledge and dedication related to the wine industry in particular. We’re very proud to commend the Gold Medal Accommodations featured and recommended in our latest publication and on www.TouringandTasting.com.”

About Fess Parker Wine Country Inn:

The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa is a distinctive and well-appointed luxury boutique hotel nestled in the charming and picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, in the heart of Santa Barbara County. The premier destination for food, wine and spa enthusiasts, the nineteen-room inn offer four separate wine tasting facilities, all owned by the Parker family, three of which are in walking distance from the hotel. This, combined with the tranquil Champagne Spa & Boutique and Mediterranean restaurant, Petros Los Olivos allow guests to stay on property throughout their getaway.

About Touring & Tasting Magazine and Wine Clubs:

Over the past two decades Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media has grown to become a leading force in the wine tourism industry. In addition to producing the national, bi-annual publication Touring & Tasting magazine, the company offers innovative, multi-tiered marketing and promotional programs to wine country businesses. 2014 marks the launch of our new Marketing Services division, providing a full menu of marketing and media services. Touring & Tasting is a leader in promoting wine tourism as an industry through partnership events such as the Wine Tourism Conference, the Wine Bloggers Conference, Wine Tourism Day, and numerous regional wine festivals and events.

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