One of the original and best in Coombsville.

Coombsville is considered one of the coolest and most moderate AVA’s in the Napa Valley, and thanks to global warming (no thank you) it has become more and more coveted over the years. For example, properties like Favia, Arrow and Branch, Meteor Vineyards, Palmaz, and Farella (duh), just to name a few. Farella also happens to be one of the most historic sites in the AVA, founded by Frank Farella in 1985, and run by his son Tom Farella since 1991. Tom has not only carried the torch, but he has paved the way. In 2009 he wrote the petition that created the Coombsville AVA, making it Napa Valley’s 16th sub-AVA in November 2011. At the end of 2018, Tom promoted Ryan Pass, a UC Davis Viticulture and Enology graduate (Tom’s alma mater), to winemaker, and they currently work together as a two man show.

To sum up, you should get to know Farella! A multi-generational family-owned Napa winery that still makes affordable (for real!), classicly styled, and sustainably farmed wines. Is that still possible in the valley? You should see for yourself.

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