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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 and seek out only the vineyards that possess a truly unique voice. Then we craft wines to tell their story, from the Russian River Valley and beyond.

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
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Accolades

Top 100 Winery
Wine & Spirits
Gary Farrell Winery
October, 2019
96 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2016 Lancel Creek Vineyard
Pinot Noir
96 Points
Prince of Pinot
2016 Rochioli Vineyard
Chardonnay
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2015 Toboni Vineyard
Pinot Noir
94 Points
Wine & Spirits
2016 Rochioli Vineyard
Pinot Noir
93 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2016 Russian River Selection
Pinot Noir
94 Points
Pinot File – Rusty Gaffney
2015 Gap's Crown Vineyard
Pinot Noir
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2015 Olivet Lane Vineyard
Chardonnay
94 Points
Prince of Pinot
2016 Ritchie Vineyard
Chardonnay

We are continually inspired by our history. Innovation is, after all, the best way to honor the legacy of a pioneer.

Our Team
Nancy Bailey
General Manager
With a love of food and wine sparked by her world travels, Nancy moved to California after earning a Masters in International Relations at Tufts University. Nancy honed her marketing and management acumen at wineries in Napa and Healdsburg before joining the Gary Farrell team.
Theresa Heredia
Winemaker
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.
Kila Gomer
Wine Club Manager
Born and raised along the Russian River, Kila employs both her passion for wine and her knack for customer service in her role at Gary Farrell. Joining our team in 2013, she most enjoys the opportunity to interact with Grand Crew wine club members.
Lisa Conway
Estate Concierge
As one of our longest tenured employees, Lisa began her career at Gary Farrell as an intern while finishing her degree in Wine Business Strategies and Marketing from Sonoma State. In her role today, she excels in creating memorable experiences for our guests.
Kevin Patterson
Estate Sommelier & Wine Educator
With a degree from Sonoma State and as a Certified Specialist of Wine, Kevin joined us in 2017 after becoming inspired by the Gary Farrell portfolio of single vineyard designate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Kevin loves sharing his passion for wine and our beautiful wine region with his guests.
Tiffany Kuhn
Estate Sommelier & Wine Educator
Tiffany’s passion for creativity naturally led her to the world of food and wine. After working for many years in fine dining restaurants with esteemed wine lists, Tiffany became a Certified Sommelier and fell in love with Gary Farrell wines.
Chris Stowe
Estate Ambassador & Ambassador on the Road
Studying Wine Business and Hospitality Business at Washington State University, Chris began his career working in hotel and restaurant management. After completing the Certified Specialist of Wine exam, Chris joined the Gary Farrell team in 2017, and has taken his warm hospitality and wine passion on the road to educate and entertain our Grand Crew Members.
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.
Alyson White
DTC Manager
Alyson’s passion for wine and direct to consumer operations led her to Gary Farrell, having overseen the tasting room, wine club, e-commerce, hospitality, and events at several Sonoma County wineries, large & small.
Brian Shapiro
Business Development Manager
As a graduate of Sonoma State with a degree in Winery Operations, it was a chance encounter with a 2006 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir that sparked Brian’s passion for Pinot. Following that with frequent visits to our winery, he joined our team in 2016.
Jessica Johnson
Hospitality Manager
After discovering a love for wine in college, earning her Bachelor’s and MBA at Humboldt State, Jessica continued her passion for wine at Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Dutton Goldfield before joining the Gary Farrell team.
Stephen Neeld
Estate Ambassador
After 40 years as an executive in sales and business management, and founder for two successful technology firms, Stephen was ready for a new and exciting challenge. And in 2017, his love of fine wine brought him to Gary Farrell.
Steve Tellez
Estate Ambassador
Samantha Stuehler
Estate Ambassador
Ramona Adair
Estate Ambassador
Howard Schoenfeld
Estate Ambassador
Adrienne Kuhn
Estate Ambassador
Brent McKoy
Assistant 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.
Mark Osborne
Enologist
After a winemaking education from the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE and Charles Sturt University and early career in the Australian wine industry, Mark first joined our team as a harvest intern in 2007, then our cellar team in 2009.
Peter Treleaven
Cellar Lead
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.
Laurence Donald
Vineyard Assistant
Graduating from Sonoma State and pursuing a career in finance was no match to what Laurence calls “the call of the vines.” Earning a Viticulture and Enology degree at Lincoln University in Christchurch, he worked harvests globally before joining us in 2013.
Mike Bellaran
Director of Finance
With a degree from Boston College and a childhood spent in New Jersey, Mike took a trip to Napa and Sonoma in 2008. He was then inspired to merge his finance career with his passion for food and wine, and joined the Gary Farrell team in 2014.
Rachelle Sanders
Winery Administrative Assistant
Rachelle joined the Gary Farrell team in 2006 after beginning her career as a medical assistant. Rachelle is always ready to lend a hand to her team, whether it be in the office or the cellar, or baking up special occasion treats, to the delight of the rest of the team.
Regina Fell
Sales & Inventory Accountant
Regina was born and raised in Suisun Valley, CA wandering the vineyards and fields behind her childhood home. After attending college in NW Oregon, double majoring in Business and French Studies, and a semester in Paris, Regina followed her love of wine to Northern California wine country.

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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