Most Wine lovers know the brand Fess Parker Winery, however, did you know they also have a Fess Parker Ranch and Cattle Company, KAP Cattle. During my most recent visit to the Santa Ynez Valley I had the chance to visit Fess Parker Winery to ride with Fess Parker’s grand daughter, Katie Parker who founded this amazing horse back riding experience for guests. She also founded a KAP Cattle Company, which I got the chance to learn about and see during our incredible morning ride at Fess Parker Ranch (which is 800+ acres). Read more about this amazing experience and if you’d like to do it next time you’re in Santa Ynez I highly recommend it, you can book a ride on KAP And Cattle’s website here.
Arriving to Fess Parker Winery in style in my GMC Acadia. This was perfect for this Santa Barbara Wine Country getaway and all the off roading we were doing on vineyards, wine country roads and more! Thanks to GMC for partnering with me and sharing this car fabulous GMC vehicle with me.
Katie Parker driving us from Fess Parker Winery to the ranch.
All saddled up and ready to ride. My horse was great, definately the biggest of the group but super calm and he didn’t act up or make me nervous. I’ve ridden a lot since I was a kid and nothing is worse than riding a horse that’s wild and you can’t control!
This is “Bubba” the prized Kobe Cow that Katie uses to breed he amazing Kobe beef herd.
Spectacular views of the Fess Parker Winery Ranch.
We are off, I feel like a pioneer heading into the great west. Literally, I don’t know when I’ve been on an 800+ acre farm riding into the wild with two other people. This is truly THE BEST!
Our horses were so cute, they kept rubbing heads with each other….
Our lovely hostess, Katie Parker guiding us on the ride.
I am so so happy being at Fess Parker Winery riding with Katie. I have dreamt about this visit for a years years and it’s so so special getting to finally able to do this and share it with readers like you!
The cattle grazing as we were riding through the Fess Parker Ranch.
During our ride we approached a group of donkeys. They were so cute and one kept staring at us and walking closer and closer to us as we were stopped watching the animals.