Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery’s Ongoing Commitment to Diversity:
We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and celebrate all ages, races, religions, ethnic minorities and sexual orientations. Equality is a pillar of our business; we are proud of our accomplishments and recognize that we must continue to do more.
For almost a decade we have actively been a safe place for guests and employees of the LGBTQ community. We continue to be an ally to the LGBTQ community and work closely with local and national organizations further their cause.
From our Latinx Winemaker, to our General Manager and many roles in between you can find a woman leader. We are incredibly proud to have the majority of our leadership roles filled by women from diverse backgrounds.
We are committed to supporting young people of color in their quest for a college education. To that end, Gary Farrell supports the Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute Wine Industry Scholars Program (WISP), sponsoring a first-generation, low-income student whose parents are or have been employed in the wine industry, in a wine business, or in a position that is agriculturally-related to the wine industry.
BIPOC & LGBTQ Media and Influencers are incredibly under-represented in our industry. We actively work with our PR team to seek out and support a diverse group of influencers and media.
Our team consists of those who identify as marginalized populations, including racial, religious and sexual minorities and their majority allies. We continue to look to add diversity to our team.
We as an organization recognize that it is critically important for us to take concrete actions to facilitate the values we hold dear, the changes we seek, and advocate for change in both our own community of Sonoma County and the broader wine community and will continue to look for opportunities to do so.
“By signing the Diversity in Food and Beverage Pledge, we commit to cultivating, advocating, and supporting diversity and inclusion within the global food and beverage community. We will address systemic bias, and institutional barriers hindering the advancement of underrepresented professionals in our industries. We will take actions that drive equity, and equality intending to foster a culture of inclusivity. We will hold ourselves accountable to our initiative, by implementing actionable governance mechanisms including, but not limited to annual internal audits, peer reviews, and surveys. We will continue to be transparent with regard to our organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.”