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Failla Wines


Ehren Jordan

Owner, Winemaker

About us

While the history of Failla (pronounced FAY-LA) is short, it is not without its complexities.  Our first vintage release was as Failla-Jordan in 1998; the label taking its name from husband-and-wife team of winemaker Ehren Jordan and fellow debtor Anne-Marie Failla.  That year, Failla's first release of Alban Vineyard Viognier (Edna Valley) and Que Syrah Syrah (Sonoma Coast) coincided with planting the first blocks at our Estate Vineyard in Cazadero.  The first Estate releases would be years away.


These are all elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wines that were obviously influenced by European rather than New World models.
— Robert Parker, December 2013

Anne-Marie Failla Owner

Anne-Marie Failla

Owner


Pressing onward

Ehren loves to experiment with his favorite varietals, coaxing out their various incarnations from different climates (cool, cooler, and coolest), soil types, and rootstock.  

After cutting his teeth on Pinot Noir in 1999 with fruit from Keefer Ranch Vineyard in Russian River Valley, Ehren began ferreting out enough unique, cool-climate Pinot Noir sources to galvanize his urge to tinker for years to come.  

Our Pinot program eventually came to include wines from Hirsch Vineyard (2001), Occidental Ridge Vineyard (2005), Peay Vineyard & Pearlessence Vineyard (2006), and the Whistler Vineyard (2009). Most recently we have introduced wines from our northerly neighbors in Anderson Valley -- the fruit source being the highly acclaimed Savoy Vineyard.  Productions from our very own Estate Property on the Sonoma Coast began in 2001 and have continued to steadily increase as our vines have aged.

Speaking of our Estate Vineyards, in 1998 we bought another parcel contiguous to our first.  In 2002 it was planted with five acres of rootstock before grafting Pinot Noir clones the following year.  Ehren's viticultural training in France has infused his farming and winemaking choices so that our fourteen acres of vineyards today produce Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir that capture the essence of California's coolest regions.


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The House that Pinot Built


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The House that Pinot Built


Simply put, Failla is a reference point winery for the Sonoma Coast. This is as good as it gets.
— Antonio Galloni, July 2013

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12.13.14 -- Fun times at failla

Shenanigans from this year's Staff Holiday Party!

 



Upcoming Events!


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Upcoming Events!


Upcoming Events

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