SF: 5 Reasons to Schedule a Wine Tasting at Gary Farrell Winery in Healdsburg

It’s hard to imagine a better vantage point to savor the many splendors of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley than Gary Farrell Winery. Located on a hillside with panoramic views of the forested valley below, the winery’s tasting experiences are some of the hautest in the industry. From your terrace perch, enjoy a plate of local gourmet cheeses selected expressly to complement each tasting as your wine educator explains the origins of each pour. Gary Farrell Winery is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, each epitomizing the passion of winemaking icon Gary Farrell, and each an elegant and complex expression of their Russian River Valley vineyard origins – one of the world’s greatest and most distinctive winegrowing regions.

Today, Gary Farrell Winery and its legacy are in the capable hands of the fine wine investment company The Vincraft Group. This dream team of industry executives (Pete Scott, former CFO of Beringer Wine Estates; Walt Klenz; former president and CEO of Beringer Wine Estates; and Bill Price, owner of Sonoma Valley’s famed Durell Vineyard and a partner in Kistler Vineyards) is preserving Gary Farrell’s legacy while striving to push quality to an even higher level. Add to the mix Theresa Heredia, the respected winemaker who joined Gary Farrell Winery in 2012, She has long specialized in small-lot, single-vineyard wines and is experimenting with new techniques to further elevate the wine’s quality. See and taste for yourself why Gary Farrell Winery is producing some of the best wines in California. Here’s further motivation: