Winemaker Theresa Heredia, Honored with 2023 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Innovator Award
We are thrilled to announce that Theresa Heredia, Director of Winemaking at Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, has been recognized with the prestigious 2023 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Innovator Award. This esteemed accolade highlights her outstanding achievements in winemaking and her unwavering dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the wine industry.
Since joining Gary Farrell Winery in 2012, Theresa has consistently demonstrated her commitment to crafting site-specific wines that capture the essence of the terroir. Under her expert guidance, the winery has garnered numerous accolades, including the #1 Wine, Top 100 Wines of 2017 from Wine Enthusiast for the Gary Farrell 2015 Russian River Selection Chardonnay. Additionally, Gary Farrell Winery has been named Winery of the Year twice, a Top 100 Winery by Wine & Spirits, and a Top 50 Sonoma Producer by Wine Spectator. In recognition of her exceptional talent, Theresa was also a 2020 Winemaker of the Year Nominee from Wine Enthusiast.
As the 2023 SoCoBA Innovator, Theresa has used her platform to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives both at Gary Farrell Winery and within the broader wine industry. Under her leadership, the winery has implemented a comprehensive diversity pledge, aimed at fostering a diverse workforce and supporting underrepresented individuals in the wine industry.
We are incredibly proud of Theresa’s accomplishments and her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact within the world of winemaking. Her passion, expertise, and dedication to inclusivity truly set her apart, making her a deserving recipient of the 2023 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Innovator Award. Please join us in congratulating Theresa Heredia on this well-deserved honor!