The People Real people making world class wines. Approachable legends. Stewards of the land. Authentic people who identify themselves as farmers who make wine.
The Coast Nearby Pacific Ocean sends on-shore breezes and fog to cool vineyards. Proximity to brisk water creates cooling effect that results in wine textures from structured to silky.
The Fog Fog cools vineyards and develops full flavor maturity of grapes. Cool-climate grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are nurtured by seasonal fog.
The Soil Combination of fractured sandstone and sandy loam create Goldridge soil; ideal for cool climate grapes. Variety of soils foster diversity of wines throughout valley.
Russian River Valley
"What I love most about growing and producing chardonnay in the Russian River Valley is the diversity of the fruit that is grown here. From east to west and north to south, you get completely different fruit, producing different styles of wine, one being lush and rich with texture and the other style being very lean, fruit driven and very lively acid".
- Giovianni Balistreri, Winemaker
Visiting Gary Farrell Winery this winter:
Our onsite winery experience is a curated flight of single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Guest are seated at a private table on our outdoor terrace where one of our Estate Ambassadors will lead a discussion of each wine while sharing stories about the Russian River Valley vineyards from where they are sourced.
Our beautiful terrace overlooking the tree-lined Russian River Valley will be tented during the upcoming winter months to ensure that we can continue to host visitors throughout the remainder of this year and into next year. We hope to be able to resume cellar and harvest tours at some point next year.
You can make your reservations to visit here: http://bit.ly/GFWVisit
Just like a city filled with diverse communities, Russian River Valley consists of six smaller areas called neighborhoods. These stretch from Sebastopol to Santa Rosa and Forestville to Healdsburg. Our neighborhoods are as unique as the award-winning wines we produce. Learn more about the six neighborhoods from our panel of winemakers.