Gary Farrell Winery was founded in 1982 by Gary Farrell, who was a pioneer in the Russian River Valley wine region. For more than 30 years, Gary Farrell Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines that capture the balance and stylistic elegance of some of the finest vineyard sites in the region. Farrell sold the winery in 2004, and today the winery is owned by Bill Price, the managing partner of Kistler Vineyard and owner of Three Sticks and The Adobe, Lutum and the famed Durell and Gap’s Crown vineyards; and a group of investors including Pete Scott, the former CFO of Beringer Wine Estates; and Walt Klenz; former president and CEO of Beringer Wine Estates. Winemaker Theresa Heredia is nurturing Gary Farrell’s legacy of producing small lots of Burgundian-styled, varietally expressive and regionally distinctive Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
GFW’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.