The family-owned Farella Vineyard is located about 4 miles east of downtown Napa. Frank Farella purchased land here in the mid 1970’s and his son Tom Farella has been the winemaker and manager for many years. Tom studied at UC Davis and earned his degree in Viticulture and Enology. His first winery stint after college was for Lou Preston at Preston Vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley in neighboring Sonoma County. He also gained valuable international perspective on wine making from time working in Burgundy, France
Farella's winemaking goal is to create delicious wines that enhance any meal. The emphasis is on layers of complexity and wines worthy of aging. The Sauvignon Blanc is a light, refreshing wine that emulates the white wines of Northern Italy. The Merlot, normally blended with a portion of Cabernet Sauvignon, is a supple wine with intriguing berry/cassis fruit and spice character. In 1991, they added Cabernet Sauvignon as a varietal to produce a very rich, ample and complex wine styled for fans of balanced California Cabernets.