Gary Farrell, who over the past 25 years has been instrumental in establishing the Russian River Valley's high reputation for pinot noir, is leaving his eponymous winery. The news is generating quite a buzz among judges at the Grand Harvest Awards wine competition under way in Santa Rosa, leading to speculation that other winemakers caught up in corporate consolidation and acquisition in recent years also may be eager to once again set out on their own. For the full story, check it out in yesterday's Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.
February 22, 2007
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