Farella-Park Vineyards: winery information
Winemaker: Tom Farella
Tom Farella graduated from UC Davis in 1983 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology while holding down weekend and harvest work with Neyers Vineyards and Flora Springs Winery. He then became winemaker at Preston Vineyards in Sonoma County for six years but left to work in Burgundy, France for Domaine Jacques Prieur in Meursault, then to Oregon for a harvest at Ponzi Winery, work in the vineyard for Beaux Freres and finally a return to Farella-Park full time.
Annual Production: 1,500 cases
Our hillside vineyard encompasses 26 acres of vines originally planted in 1979 to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. It is set against the Vaca Mountains just east of the town of Napa with vineyard elevations ranging between 300 and 500 feet. The soil at the top is a stony loam which dovetails into volcanic ash and gravelly loam at the base. The majority of the grapes are sold to Far Niente, Honig, Keenan, Lail, Pahlmeyer and Realm.
Grape Varieties Planted