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Theresa Heredia Nominated as Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine


Healdsburg, California (September 15, 2023) – Gary Farrell Winery Director of Winemaking Theresa Heredia has been nominated as Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The magazine announced the nominees for its Wine Star Awards this week.

Heredia joined Gary Farrell Winery in 2012 and immediately made an impact with her focus on wines of impeccable balance, textural richness, and site specificity. She developed strong relationships with the 30+ growers that Gary Farrell Winery works with, and she has been an articulate and engaging ambassador at the winery and on the road. 

“The Gary Farrell team is tremendously proud to see Theresa nominated for this award,” said Stephanie Wycoff, General Manager. “When Theresa took the helm at Gary Farrell, she caringly respected a well-established wine style and 30-year legacy while also reimagining the winery’s future and adding her unique fingerprint to the wines. Our approach to winemaking at Gary Farrell under Theresa’s leadership is one of exciting exploration and thoughtful risk-taking backed by a high degree of preparedness and always a commitment to quality.”

Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Wine Star Awards, now in its 24th year, celebrates the innovation of individuals and companies that have significantly contributed to the success of the wine and beverage world. Additional information is at https://www.wineenthusiast.com/culture/industry-news/wsa-nominees-2023/.

Gary Farrell Winery, which marked its 40th anniversary in 2022, is located on Westside Road in outside Healdsburg and specializes in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from top vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Acclaimed winemaker Theresa Heredia was promoted to Director of Winemaking in 2021. Additional information is available at www.garyfarrellwinery.com.

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 40 years, Gary Farrell Winery has crafted small-lot wines that capture the balance and stylistic elegance of some of the finest vineyard sites in and beyond Sonoma County. The winery is owned by Bill Price, the managing partner of Kistler Vineyards and owner of Three Sticks and The Adobe, and the famed Durell and Gap’s Crown vineyards; and a small group of investors including Pete Scott, the former CFO of Beringer Wine Estates, and Walt Klenz, former president and CEO of Beringer Wine Estates.



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