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Tom Farella and Shaping an AVA

The Farella family was the first to plant Bordeaux varietals in Coombsville in the late 1970's. 

Tom's love for farming dates back to his early childhood spending time with his grandparents working on their farm - his great-grandparents were given 168 acres in the 1800's in Selma, California. Tom Farella is fifth generation Californian. 

His passion for wine was discovered as early as when he was 13, sitting at the lunch table at the Faiveley winery in Burgundy with his father when he tried a 1959 Faiveley Musigny - a birth year wine. 

Tom helped make the first vintage at Farella in 1982 inspired by the burgundian mindset - to make terroir driven wines focusing on row-by-row farming and smaller fermentations. He is driven to make world class wines as age worthy as the great grand crus of France. 

This class will allow guests to taste a vertical of Farella wines from their estate vineyard, and listen to wonderful stories about what it was like to make wine here in Napa in the 1970's and 1980's, and to grow grapes for Mondavi when it was still owned by Robert Mondavi.

The class will take place on July 17th, tickets are extremely limited - click here to order yours now. 

$50 per person