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Rooted In The Russian River Valley

Our Legacy

In 1982 - before the Russian River AVA even existed - Gary Farrell crafted his first Pinot Noir from fruit grown in the now-legendary Rochioli Vineyard. Today, we continue Gary’s legacy by seeking out only the vineyards that evoke a genuine sense of place, and craft wines that transport you there.

Our Winemaker

Throughout our long history in the Russian River Valley, we’ve told the stories of vineyard and vintage through the lens of winemaking. A specialist in small-lot, single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, our Winemaker Theresa Heredia leads our team with a keen appreciation for Gary Farrell's hallmark style of balance and elegance, while adding her own signature to the wines through an adventurous spirit of innovation and a strong camaraderie with the land.
Winemaker Theresa Heredia
Gary Farrell Vineyard winemaker Theresa Heredia walking through a Russian River Valley vineyard at sunset

Accolades

Top 100 Winery
Wine & Spirits Magazine
Gary Farrell Winery
2020
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2018 Rochioli Vineyard
Pinot Noir
95 Points
James Suckling
2019 Russian River Selection
Pinot Noir
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2018 Fort Ross Vineyard
Pinot Noir
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2019 Durell Vineyard
Chardonnay
95 Points
Wine Review Online
2018 Hallberg Vineyard
Pinot Noir
94 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2018 Russian River Selection
Chardonnay
94 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2017 Rochioli-Allen Vinyeards
Pinot Noir
93 Points
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2018 Olivet Lane Vineyard
Chardonnay
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We are continually inspired by our history. Innovation is, after all, the best way to honor the legacy of a pioneer.

Our Team
Stephanie Wycoff
General Manager
After earning an MBA from Sonoma State University, Stephanie pursued her passion for the wine business with a career spanning 16 years across sales, marketing, and operations. A well-regarded leader in the industry, Stephanie joined Gary Farrell in 2022 as General Manager.
Gabe Brezic
Estate Sommelier
Utilizing his liberal arts degree as a busboy in a fine dining restaurant, Gabe had a wine epiphany moment that changed his life. He has since spent the last 15 years working as a wine and hospitality professional at wineries in Napa and Sonoma while earning both the Certified Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator credentials.
Theresa Heredia
Theresa Heredia
Director of Winemaking
After a Biochemistry degree from Cal Poly, Theresa continued to the Chemistry and Enology Ph.D program at U.C. Davis before following her passion for winemaking. Theresa joined our team in 2012, and has earned over 400 90+ scores for her Gary Farrell wines.
Peter Treleaven
Peter Treleaven
Cellar Master
After growing up in Sonoma County, Peter graduated from UC Davis, then got his first taste of harvest. He fell in love with the challenge, intensity, and teamwork of working as part of a winery crew, and joined the Gary Farrell crew in 2017.
Brent McCoy
Brent McKoy
Winemaker
After earning a degree in English from East Carolina University, working in the art industry, then as a landscaper, Brent discovered his passion for wine along his world travels. After working at Robert Mondavi Winery, Brent joined our cellar team in 2005.
Meaghan Hodge
Oenologist
Meaghan’s love for wine began at a young age working alongside her grandfather in the family winery located in the Sierra Foothills. After graduating from Cal Poly with a B.S. in Wine and Viticulture, she moved to Sonoma to pursue her dream of making world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Louisa D'Orazio
Engagement Manager
Originally from New Jersey, Louisa’s desire to explore different cultures landed her in Cambodia where she got her start in the wine industry. After years of importing wine, she’s thrilled to now be working directly at the source and looks forward to growing her own roots in Sonoma County.
Kila Gomer
Direct-to-Consumer Manager
Kila has spent her wine career developing expert customer service skills paired with a deep appreciation for the industry and her passion for wine. Outside of work Kila enjoys exploring California and all it has to offer with her husband and two young children. Kila joined our team in 2013.
Profile photo of Vernon Bratton, Private Client Liason of Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery in the Russian River Valley
Vernon Bratton
Private Client Liaison
Turning his love of fine wine into a fulfilling career, Vernon joined our team in 2014 after honing his skills in the Napa Valley. Vernon’s knowledge of winegrowing regions and producers around the world makes him a rich resource to our members and fans.
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Diversity Pledge

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 commit to cultivating, advocating, and supporting diversity and inclusion within the global food and beverage community.
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The Land

Vineyards of distinction. Passionate growers. Unparalleled relationships. With each and every bottle, these are the cornerstones of our winemaking.
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