Parrish Family Vineyard
If Paso Robles winemakers were theoretical physicists, then David Parrish would be Stephen Hawking, a man so talented, experienced, and resourceful that you can’t help but be in awe of his talents and ability. A true local born into a family well-versed in the grape-growing business – his grandfather was an original resident of Atascadero, hired by the city’s founder E.G. Lewis to plant grapes for consumption and winemaking in the town – David plied his trade initially in Napa Valley, where his talent was quickly identified by Robert Mondavi and Francis Ford Coppola, who hired David to design their vineyards and implement his unique, patented trellis design to their vines.
In 1987, David purchased land on Paso Robles’ East Side off of La Panza Road and launched Parrish Family Vineyard, planting Cabernet and forging it into an outstanding, age-worthy single varietal wine as well as a terrific Cab-Petite Sirah blend called Silken. Now incorporating his whole family into the winemaking business- including his daughter Cecily and son-in-law Ethan - David has added new properties and plantings in the Templeton Gap and off of Adelaida Road on the West Side to produce several different varieties such as Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Grenache, Mourvedre, and more Cabernet Sauvignon to further expand the ever-growing portfolio of Parrish Family Vineyard.