Gary Farrell Wines is the private label production of Sonoma County winemaker Gary Farrell. He began production of the Gary Farrell label in 1982, with his first release hitting the market in 1985. This wine, a 1982 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, went on to become the most awarded Pinot Noir in America during 1985, at a time when the varietal was just gaining acceptance in the California market. Similar successes with subsequent vintages (including most awarded Pinot Noirs again in 1989,1990, and 1993) further established Gary Farrell's reputation for consistency as a producer of superior premium varietal wines. Pinot Noir is Gary's varietal of choice, both as a producer and as a consumer. Annual production of Gary Farrell wines currently stands at about 5,000 cases, over half of which is devoted to Pinot Noir. Smaller amounts of premium Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel are also produced. Gary works very closely with his growers, and feels that truly great wine can be made only in the vineyards. When possible growers are credited for their efforts through the use of a vineyard designation on the label.

Gary Farrell Wines / P.O. Box 342 / Santa Rosa, CA 95436 / 707-433-6616

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