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Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg

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  • My husband and I visited Gary Farrell for the first time in late July. We booked the Inspiration Tasting ahead of time online. The online booking was user friendly and far superior to playing phone ta...  more »
  • Visited Gary Farrell Winary during my stay in Sonoma. Great views and great wines. Tried a couple of pinot noir wines and also got to try a Bacigalupi-magic! Knowledgeable and friendly staff, highly recommended!
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  • We visited six winery's and this was the favorite of my husband's and mine. Everything from the hilltop view to the wine and our host were amazing! We were there just days before they opened the new t...  more »
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  • So accommodating and kind to all of us! Their wine was fantainstic and even though we came in late in the day they were more than willing to work with us! Amazing experience and will sure be back soon!
  • 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 people, they largely ignored us until one of us spoke up. When I informed them of our appointment, they said "We'll see you AT 1 pm", emphasizing the AT. No smile. Nothing. We then went onto the patio where another staff member shushed us for being apparently too boisterous. Well, excuuuuse us for speaking. At 1 pm promptly, a certified somm brought us into the private tasting room. Only after 20 minutes of being with our raucous group did the frost thaw from her icey personality and she finally began to warm up to us. Had we not read about the wines and known about Gary Farrell's reputation for winemaking, we would have walked out and this would end the review. Fortunately, for this winery, their products stand head and shoulders above the impenetrable snobbiness of the staff. WINE & FACILITY: 5 stars. There aren't enough superlatives to describe the excellent wines that we tasted and truly enjoyed as part of our private tasting. Each was excellent and more than one stood out as cellar-worthy. We took the high road here and overlooked our rude treatment and went ahead and purchased several bottles. I can only hope that future visitors are given a warmer and more respectful welcoming than was afforded to us. If we return, it will be for the wine alone.
  • Recently had diner in a very good restaurant in Miami, we asked for a light, red, fruity wine. Sommelier recommended Russian River 2012... ho my....!!! I will never thank that guy enough: I almost had an orgasm. :o)).. Seriously, it is an excellent wine, really had a blast, with the food (ravioles), and finished it with a cheese plater..?? (with very good bread) absolutely SUPERB. WIll get some asap. PS: I'm a French guy, I worked in many kitchens, and knows a little about wines.. (it's genetic).
  • We enjoyed ourselves so much that we curtailed our itinerary for the day so that we could spend more time here. Lydia, the wine educator, was delightful.
  • Sumptuous Pinot Noir. Great tasting and tour. Knowledgable staff.

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Where to stay in Healdsburg

Embracing the region's winemaking heritage, Healdsburg provides a large number of hotels and bed and breakfasts, located both in the center and the city's scenic outskirts. To stay close to some of the town's most popular restaurants and bars, book a room near the town plaza. Those planning a longer holiday should consider booking a vacation rental in one of the residential neighborhoods, which is a more budget-friendly option.
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