At Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, we believe in a culture of inclusiveness and celebrate all ages, races, religions, ethnic minorities, and sexual orientations. Collaboration is a pillar of our business, and we believe the most collaborative and effective team is comprised of diverse individuals whose unique backgrounds and experiences bring dynamic perspective toward a common mission.
We are incredibly proud to have most of our leadership roles filled by women from diverse backgrounds. From our Latinx winemaker to our general manager and many roles in between, you can find a woman leader at Gary Farrell, and we continue to look to add diversity to our team across all roles.
For more than 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 Human Rights Campaign and work closely with local and national LGBTQ organizations to further their cause.
We are committed to supporting marginalized populations in their quest for a college education. To that end, Gary Farrell supports the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute’s 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.
We are proud of our commitments and remain steadfast in our pledge to do more to facilitate the values we hold dear and the changes we seek in our backyard of Sonoma County and in the broader wine industry.
The Diversity in Food and Beverage Pledge:
“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.”