Healdsburg, Calif. (June 8, 2020) – With visitor options still limited for Sonoma County wineries, Gary Farrell Winery offers a series of virtual wine experiences that help bring the wine country to life this summer. From casual gatherings on Zoom to in-depth virtual tastings of its single-vineyard wines, Gary Farrell draws on its creativity, experienced team and extensive line of wines to produce entertaining and informative virtual events.
The Russian River Valley Neighborhoods Virtual Tasting features a curated six pack of single-vineyard Gary Farrell wines from the region’s different growing neighborhoods. Estate sommeliers Tiffany Kuhn and Kevin Patterson lead guests through a virtual tasting via Zoom, providing vineyard and winemaking insights. $380
Beyond the Russian River Valley Virtual Tasting explores Gary Farrell wines from other regions in Sonoma County outside of the Russian River Valley. A curated selection of four single-vineyard wines is included, and estate sommeliers Kuhn and Patterson lead the Zoom tasting. $270
The Cellar Party – #openthatbottle is a casual, happy hour-style virtual tasting hosted by estate sommeliers Kuhn and Patterson, with a special guest, winemaker Theresa Heredia. For this tasting, guests are invited to open a bottle of Gary Farrell wine from their collection (or order wine in advance), There is no charge for the Cellar Party, although reservations are required.
Sip & Savor Through Sonoma is an immersive experience that explores the winery with a hosted virtual tour, a tasting of two single-vineyard wines, including a library selection, and culminates with a special food pairing segment with an easy-to-make recipe for a dish paired with one of the wines. Gary Farrell Winery worked with Chef Charlie Palmer of Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg to develop an entrée recipe paired with their Pinot Noir. $125
The Sunday Supper Virtual Winemaker Dinner features winemaker Theresa Heredia and estate sommelier Tiffany Kuhn hosting a dinner event where guests prepare a three-course dinner in advance, using easy-to-make recipes, a detailed shopping list and preparation timeline, all provided by the winery, before joining the event via Zoom at the appointed time. Three Gary Farrell wines, paired to each course, are included (an option for two bottles of each wine is also available). $185 – $370
Through June, Gary Farrell Winery is donating $2 from every bottle sold, split equally between the Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) fund and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) fund. Since April the winery has raised nearly $50,000 through this program.
About Gary Farrell Winery
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. Additional information on the winery is available at www.garyfarrellwinery.com.