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Gary Farrell Winery

10701 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
707 473 2900
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Ranked #41 of 110 activities in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wineries
Owner description: A 30-year pioneer of the Russian River Valley, Gary Farrell Winery offers elegant Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that epitomize the best of the region.... more » Owner description: A 30-year pioneer of the Russian River Valley, Gary Farrell Winery offers elegant Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that epitomize the best of the region. Perched on a hillside with panoramic views of the forested valley below, the tasting room offers a welcoming, off the beaten track retreat. Open 10:30-4:30 daily, customizable experiences, including VIP Tours and Tastings are available by appointment. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

One of the best wineries to visit. Superb wines and a beautiful setting. Staff is very friendly and this is the place to visit if you enjoy fine wines.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great reputation for good wines, beautiful views from lodge-like tasting room on the upper hill, however the staff is a little too righteous to make it fun. Would opt for other wineries nearby that are just a good without the big name.

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Andy B, Manager at Gary Farrell Winery, responded to this review

Dear Wanderllust, Thank you for investing the time to share feedback on your experience. I never like to hear that we have disappointed a guest , however it is important for me to know where we can improve our guest experience. If you could please share any specific details of your visit so I may share with my team. I... More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

While enjoying a fun "Girls Weekend", we stopped here for a little wine tasting. Our wine pouring host was very engaging; we stayed for quite awhile - enjoying delicious wine and good conversation. Loved the view too!

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Known simply as "Gary" in our household, this Russian River winery may possibly have the consistently best wines I've ever had. The property itself is lovely, snugged into the hillside above Westside Road, the enormous bank of picture windows affording sweeping vistas of the valley. There's a relaxed elegance about the tasting room, the employees are extremely knowledgeable and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Amazing wine. We joined the club. We had a great visit with a great hostess. The wine continues to flow at our home in Miami.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The tasting room and terrace are very nice and the wine is excellent. They just don't appear to know how to do a tasting/treat customers. The pours were not even a mouthful - couldn't tell if we would like the wine or not, honestly maybe a teaspoon at that. The staff was new (been there 2 weeks) and consequently, not... More

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Andy B, Manager at Gary Farrell Winery, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for your feedback as we take constructive criticism to heart and always strive to do our very best in all areas of our business - from the wines (which we are glad you enjoyed) to our hospitality and beyond. We wish you had let us know about your experience back in June when you visited, as... More

Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This winery does it all right. You can stand in the beautiful tasting room overlooking the Russian River Valley while tasting excellent red and white wine while chatting with the very knowledgeable staff. Another option is sitting outside on the wonderful terrace and have your tasting glasses brought right to your table. This was my favorite. Great experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Of the dozen or so tastings we enjoyed this week on our recent visit from Denver, this was definitely top 2! The grounds and wines top notch, the staff attentive! Diana, a tasting room manager, especially deserves kudos. Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We joined the club! And will be back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Average just average. Good but nothing to write home about. The wines were average with a higher price (+$40) The grounds were very pretty but they told us to not walk around since they terrace tastings. I felt like the staff was a bit snobby

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Andy B, Manager at Gary Farrell Winery, responded to this review

Dear Weebritt88, First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Gary Farrell Winery. I was disappointed to hear your experience did not meet your expectations or our goal of 100% guest satisfaction. I am sorry you did not fully enjoy our beautiful winery. It sounds like we may have miss-communicated what our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Of the places we went this is the one where I could have happily bought 4 different wines. The views are special.

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