If you didn’t already know, I absolutely adore Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery. It is a true Healdsburg gem and a must-visit spot that overlooks the incredible Russian River Valley. A few weeks ago Gary Farrell Winery and I put together and event where we invited fellow wine bloggers to their vineyard where we relaxed on the terrace, toured the Barrel Room & Tank Room and enjoyed a seated Elevation Tasting. I couldn’t have been happier to kick off my first post COVID event with this special winery. I can’t wait for more in-person events with fabulous company. Read more about my incredible time below.
Also, if you want more information on the fabulous Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, make sure to check out my Interview with Gary Farrell Winemaker Theresa Heredia and read more about Gary Farrell in my Best Russian River Wineries list.
As we walked in, we were of course greeted by the kindest staff and most beautiful views. Even from the inside, the vast lands of the Russian River Valley are hard to miss.
And let’s talk about the decor… just stunning. The inside tasting area is modern, warm and inviting with a special rustic touch. I could have sat there all day and enjoyed Gary Farrell wine.
The outside terrace is perfect for a summer day. We were lucky to have the most stunning weather as we enjoyed a glass of wine and each others company. Definitely make sure to check out this area and enjoy the magnificent views.
After our relaxing time outside, we were lucky to go for a tour in their Barrel & Tank Room. It is easy to forgot how much work happens behind the scenes just so we can enjoy a glass of wine. Learning about their history and winemaking process reminds us just how much love is put into each bottle!
Gary Farrell Winemaker Theresa Heredia sure knows what she is doing because these wines are perfection! We tasted 5 wines including 2 Chardonnay Wines (A Ritchie and a Durrell) and 3 Pinot Noirs (a Bien Nacido, Lancel Creek and a Martaela) that were all fabulous.
This Elevated Tasting was a treat. Gary Farrell is not kidding when they say elevated because I mean… look at this view! As if it couldn’t get any better, we were lucky to have fabulous cheeses to pair with each glass of wine.
Gary Farrell makes sure that your tasting is special. Their educated and entertaining ambassadors are personable and guide you through this fabulous tasting.
I think these smiles say it all! Cheers to in-person events with fabulous friends and good wine.
I am here to stay and that’s for sure… Well, as long as there is a glass of wine in hand! Loved planning this event with this special winery, make sure to check out Gary Farrell Winery while you are in Healdsburg!
Photos by Elise Aileen Photo