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Gary Farrell Winery

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Address: 10701 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448-8355
Phone Number: +1 707-473-2909

Open By Appointment Only. In the heart of the beautiful Russian River...

Open By Appointment Only. In the heart of the beautiful Russian River Valley, Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery offers a proud 33-year winemaking history and a unique sense of place. Perched atop a ridge along winding Westside Road, the winery offers a spectacular view of the sweeping valley below. Gary Farrell Winery benefits immeasurably from its long-term relationships with many of the Russian River Valley's most celebrated and sought-after vineyards including Rochioli, Allen, and Hallberg to name a few. Gary Farrell Winery helped put Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the world stage, and the hallmark Gary Farrell wine style remains one of balance, elegance, texture and sense of place. Today these acclaimed wines can be enjoyed on our intimate outdoor terrace and the view from our winery completes the picture.

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Loved the glamping tasting

We enjoyed a beautiful tasting in the glamping tents while their tasting room is under construction. The wines were lovely and the tasting host was very friendly. We would... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a beautiful tasting in the glamping tents while their tasting room is under construction. The wines were lovely and the tasting host was very friendly. We would definitely return and look forward to the new tasting room's debut.

Thank Elizabeth37
Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit here a few years ago. Nice wines and beautiful architecture. We got a late start to our day and were excited to hit our first winery! We received a call saying that they had an opening at 3:00. My husband called back and said that would be great. When we got there they said we... More 

Thank Diane P
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mixed review. STAFF: 2 stars. We had an appointment for 1 pm but arrived about 20 minutes early. We waited at the hostess stand for 5 minutes while staff walked by ignoring us. We then walked around the corner into the tasting room, where 4 or 5 staff looked busy cleaning stemware. Despite a group of 6... More 

Thank JaimeP_63
Maplewood, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We just were there last week and had a great tasting out on the terrace. We really enjoyed their selection of Pinot noirs

Thank RyanFlynn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ruthann was very easy to talk to. She was knowledgeable about the history of Gary Farrell, the vineyards/grapes used locally, and the area. She was not pushy in any way. Truly enjoyed our afternoon and can't wait to get our shipment!

Thank JoRene B
Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did a tour of wineries in the Russian River Valley and started it off at the Gary Farrell Winery. We did our tasting outside with lovely views and fantastic October weather. The wines were very good and we purchased several to take home with us. They had a great selection of Pinot Noir that accentuated the... More 

Thank nbrown1015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Simply put the wine is excellent, the variety is huge, the setting is ideally situated onto of the mountain overlooking the Russian River valley.

Thank Charles V
Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to Merry Edwards Winery before Gary Farrell. Big mistake. At Merry Edwards we were seated in a posh tasting room with Brown our host. He spent an hour with us and tasted 12 wines including a special $100 dollar bottle with cheese to cleanse the pallet. I bought $800 of their wine and that fabulous tasting was FREE.... More 

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GF_Winery, Manager at Gary Farrell Winery, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thank you for your feedback, and we're disappointed to read that the experience did not meet your expectations. Our Terrace Tasting is a different experience than a formally hosted/private tasting such as Merry Edwards, as the environment lends itself more toward relaxation and a casual interaction. Our guests generally enjoy learning about the wines and asking questions as... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are looking for an amazing tasting experience that combines very special wine with an unparalleled view -- go to Gary Farrell. Perched atop a hill overlooking the Russian River Valley, this is a fantastic break from some of the busier wineries in Sonoma and Napa. Quiet, peaceful, and with amazing wine. It's a truly special place.

Thank Staci C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is the most beautiful tasting room and terrace that I have seen. It is way up a hill overlooking the valley. It is designed for the views which are fantastic. You can sit outside or inside at the bar and taste first class wines, but take your time as you enjoy the scenery because it is expensive and you... More 

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