Winery Experiences Our guest experiences are designed to offer you a genuine taste of the Russian River Valley. We have several unique experiences designed to match your interests, and we offer other types of engagements by request ... contact us to schedule your custom experience. 

Sat-Sun: By appointment only
Mon-Fri: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Groups of 7 or more guests require an appointment for all tasting experiences and pricing may vary. Please contact us at 707-473-2909 or Online bookings are not accepted for large groups.

SENSE OF PLACE TERROIR TASTING & LUNCH This is the complete package for a Russian River wine country experience. We invite you to our private tasting salon for an exploration of some of the valley's most renowned vineyards, discovered through a special flight of current and library releases. This educational experience is personally hosted by an estate ambassador and features six highly allocated releases of single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Stay in The Salon and enjoy a locally-sourced wine country lunch, soak up the view, expand your knowledge and connect to the Russian River Valley through each sip of wine. Please allow 2 hours for this experience.  

By appointment daily at 12:30pm. At least 48-hour advance reservation required.
Reserve your seats by contacting us at or 707-473-2909.  
$75 per person | $60 Grand Crew Members*
Seating is limited to 8 guests.   

We additionally offer this experience as a component of a day-long itinerary with our winery neighbors Arista and Copain. Please check out The Westside-Eastside Road Exploration and reference this package when booking. 

We invite you to our private tasting salon for an exploration in renowned Russian River Valley vineyards through a curated flight of current and library release wines. Personally hosted by an estate ambassador, this educational experience features six highly allocated releases of single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, dried fruit and nuts will complement your tasting, highlighting the elegance, balance and natural acidity that is our winemaking hallmark. Please allow 75 minutes for this experience.

By appointment daily at 10:30am and 3pm.

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$55 per person | $40 Grand Crew Members*
Seating is limited to 8 guests. May be booked as a private tasting by request with a minimum of 6 guests.

For a personal look at all that is Gary Farrell Winery, we invite you to join us for a behind-the-scenes tour where you will discover our pioneering past and present within the beautiful Russian River Valley. Your estate ambassador will guide you along the crush pad and into the cellar where you will learn about our winemaking process from grape to bottle. After the tour, you will be seated for a tasting of five highly allocated single vineyard releases on our picturesque terrace, or indoors at a fireside table depending on weather. Our acclaimed, limited-production Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel wines will be accompanied by an artisanal cheese pairing, and are available exclusively through our tasting room and wine club membership. Please allow 75 minutes for this experience.

By appointment daily at 
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$40 per person | Complimentary for Grand Crew Members*

We invite you to relax on our terrace (weather permitting) and enjoy sweeping views of the Russian River Valley in this seated tasting experience, where an estate ambassador will guide you through five exquisite single vineyard wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. This flight features current wine releases available exclusively through our tasting room and wine club membership, and is accompanied by an artisanal cheese pairing. Please allow 45 minutes for this experience.

By appointment daily at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.  

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$30 per person | Complimentary for Grand Crew Members*

Our single vineyard releases are our most highly sought-after wines, made in limited production and available exclusively from the winery. Join us at the tasting bar inside our tasting room to experience four award-winning current releases of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, while taking in panoramic views of the Russian River Valley.

Mon-Fri, 10:30am- 4:30pm ... no appointment necessary.
$20 per person | Complimentary for Grand Crew Members*

* Grand Crew Member pricing is offered for a limited number of guests per visit based on membership level: Collector (6), Connoisseur (4), and Enthusiast (2). Additional guests are welcome at the general price. Please call us at 707.473.2909 with any questions or to make a reservation. 

We strive to offer all guests personal attention and outstanding hospitality so we request that parties of 7 or more schedule an appointment directly with our team in advance. Pricing is subject to change. If you are seeking out a more custom experience, we are delighted to assist you in setting up a private tasting or special event at the winery.

For custom experiences, please contact us at 707.473.2909 or
RECENT REVIEWS Trip Advisor | February 8, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “Warm Friendly Informative. A great time”The view was spectacular. The atmosphere was professional and very welcoming. Casual and not stuffy but full of information and incredible wines. Trip Advisor | February 2, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “Great time - must go!”We had a Gary Farrell Pinot Noir at a Sonoma restaurant we loved, so we scheduled a tasting. What a great decision. The tasting room is charming with a great view. The wines superb. I highly recommend visiting the winery. Trip Advisor | February 1, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “Great Wine Country Experience”Great wines, great views and wonderful experience! This winery is a must visit spot for the Russian River Area and the staff are amazing!! Their wines are fabulous!! Trip Advisor | February 1, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “Outstanding wine tasting by the fire”Outstanding wine on a cool day sitting by the fireplace. Doesn't get much better. Great wine, beautiful location. Trip Advisor | February 1, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “Fabulous lunch, tasting, and education”My friends and I visited Gary Farrell on January 31 for the "Sense of Place Terroir Tasting & Lunch". The property is as beautiful and well-maintained as ever, with a gorgeous view looking out over the hills. Lydia, who conducted our tasting, was delightful, and very knowledgeable about not only the winery and its history, but also the surrounding region and vineyards in the vicinity. We tasted a wide variety of Gary Farrell's offerings, which were wonderful, and were able to enjoy the wines over a splendidly-prepared lunch. I highly recommend the experience. Trip Advisor | February 1, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “The Best Winery by far”Gary Farrell is absolutely one of the best experiences! The staff goes above and beyond and the wine is delicious! Views for days- do not miss Gary Farrell! Trip Advisor | January 16, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “Beautiful Winery”We had an appointment for a private tasting. The wine educator was very knowledgeable. We tried a variety of wines. The experiences included snacks to go with the wines. It was a wonderful experience. Trip Advisor | January 10, 2016 | 5/5 Stars “Great Russian River venue”Been here several times and keep coming back. We did a terrace tasting this time and loved it. Lovely setting outdoors with intimate feel despite other parties around. Program printed with your name on it personalizes the experience. Expert staff led us through the tasting of some excellent wines. These are great wines but at a price. Trip Advisor | December 26, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “Great Location With Amazing Wines”Visited this winery as part of the "Ultimate Russian River Experience". Beautiful location with great views and with a very friendly staff. Enjoyed some amazing Chardonnays and Pinots. A must stop for a Sonoma wine tasting trip. Trip Advisor | December 13, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “Beautiful wines & winery”This winery produces beautifully crafted wines. Their chardonnays and pinots are especially good. The tasting room staff is knowledgeable and friendly. If you reserve a special tasting in advance and the weather permits, sitting outside with magnificent views is a wonderful experience. Trip Advisor | December 8, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “Beautiful Visit to the Russian River Valley”The wine at Gary Farrell is beyond delicious, but the environmental experience is also top notch. There is a beautiful outdoor deck with panoramic views of the vines and lovely table service by a very engaged staff. Highly recommend it as your next wine tasting experience in Sonoma! P.S. Their wine club membership is a great way to enjoy Gary Farrell wines year round. Trip Advisor | October 8, 2015 | 5/5 Stars“Always a delight!”Any reason to go to Gary Farrell is a good one, but you should consider making it your only stop if you want to try many stellar wines all in one place! I've visited for pleasure and for work and always leave delighted (and with wine - of course). Also, if Emery is there you're in for another special treat. She's as informative as she is bubbly - love her happy personality! Looking forward to my next visit! Trip Advisor | September 10, 2015 | 5/5 Stars“Beautiful!”Beautiful scenery and great wines make this a must see winery if you're in the Russian River Valley. One tip: you can't bring your own food onto the property, but you can book a lunch through the winery. The sandwiches were great and worth it. Yelp | August 17, 2015 | 5/5 Stars“This place is amazing!”This place is amazing! Our hostess Lianne was so knowledgeable and friendly. The Chardonnay and Pinot were tasty. My favorite was the 100% skin fermented Chardonnay and the Rochioli Pinot noir was my boyfriend’s favorite. The tasting room is lovely and has a great view of the Russian river valley. If you plan on going on the weekend, make sure you make an appointment. Trip Advisor | August 3, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “Top Quality Wines and Tasting Room Experience”Gary Farrell is an excellent winery with a good tasting room with knowledgeable hosts. Though production is relatively limited, you can purchase wine at the tasting room. Worth a visit. Trip Advisor | August 1, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “The view is worth the drive!”This winery was one of several featured in a book provided by our hotel. The photos convinced us it was worth the 1 hour drive from Napa and they were not deceiving. Call ahead to make a reservation and a table on the patio will be waiting for you. Three Chardonnays and three Pinot noirs plus a cheese plate. So delightful. Our wine educator, Lydia, brought over 8 years experience and knowledge and much enthusiasm for the California wine industry. Highly recommend. Trip Advisor | July 6, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “Fabulous Winery”The wine was awesome & the tasting room staff were very friendly & helpful. We would definitely visit this winery again. Trip Advisor | June 1, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “A Must Visit”Outstanding location, outstanding vistas, outstanding wine, top notch staff. Mid-week is the time to go with zero crowds. The trip back down the mountain is a bonus. Yelp | May 31, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “Great Winery with Epic View ”Great Winery with Epic View. Garret and I stopped by this winery during the week. They are normally strictly by appointment, however, since it was a weekday they were able to accommodate the two of us. Thank goodness. The chardonnays and pinot noir are incredible. They offer a small cheese plate that pairs well. For larger parties they have a private room. The tasting room has two great tables and a super neat bar that spans the entire amazing view. And the view... Wow. There is an incredible view of the Russian River Valley. If you have one winery to visit in the Russian River. Trip Advisor | April 12, 2015 | 5/5 Stars “Amazing customer service with your wine!”We had the tour and tasting on the terrace and it was amazing! Luckily our tour was small because we did the first one of the day and Tara was fantastic. She told us all kinds of interesting facts and was open to any questions. She gave us time to ourselves during the tasting, which was amazing and more than generous! We signed up for Grand Crew before we left and even received a handwritten note from Tara thanking us. One of the best tasting experiences ever.