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January 25, 2021

Syndicated columnists Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr highlighted Gary Farrell Winery’s 2017 Olivet Lane Chardonnay in their latest South Florida Reporter column. The duo participated in a Zoom tasting with Winemaker Theresa Heredia to become more familiarized with the unique Russian River Valley “neighborhoods” that she produces wines from.

The winery is described as historic, adding that its cool weather climate (and Heredia’s winemaking expertise) helps to create “an aromatic wine with notes of honeysuckle, pears and apples.” Read the full column HERE

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    Gary Farrell Winery

    Gary Farrell Winery Olivet Lane Chardonnay 2017

    Russian River Valley, California

    Pellegrini’s Olivet Lane Vineyard was planted in 1975 to Wente selection on AXR rootstock. The vineyard sits on 65 acres of sloping bench land in the Santa Rosa Plain, in between the warmer Westside Road region and the cooler Green Valley,where warm summer days are moderated by cool breezes and chilly evening temperatures. The combination of low temperatures, regular fog intrusion and well drained loam, clay soils create an excellent environment for growing Chardonnay that develop cool-climate characteristics and impeccable acid at fairly low sugars.The wines from this vineyard simultaneously express power and finesse, and they do so with tremendous balance. 

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    Gary Farrell Winery

    Russian River Valley, California

    For over 37 years, Gary Farrell Winery has crafted small-lot artisan wines capturing balance and stylistic elegance from some of the finest vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley. In 1985, Winemaker Gary Farrell released his 55 cases of 1982 Rochioli-Allen Pinot Noir to widespread critical acclaim. Since that release, the team at Gary Farrell Winery has consistently focused on rigorous vineyard selection, outstanding grower relationships, and superior quality fruit. For the past 8 years, the current owners have been dedicated to enhancing Gary Farrell’s legacy with a single-minded focus on quality.