Team Failla Spotlight
Sarah Cleveland - Wine Educator
My name is Sarah Cleveland and I am lucky enough to say that i was born and raised in Sonoma County. Considering I was brought up here, surprisingly my passion for wine did not come until my later years. I got a job catering in the town of Healdsburg at a place named Barndiva and was quickly immersed into the land of exquisite food, and coveted wines.
After a while, I worked my way into a bartender position where I was first exposed to Failla. We poured their Sonoma Coast Pinot by the glass, and it was a hit with the customers and our staff always spoke highly of the property. Our wine purchaser for the restaurant went as far to say that Ehren Jordan, Failla's winemaker, was his favorite in the area. That conversation always stayed with me.
After leaving the restaurant, I worked in a tasting room named Lancaster for a little while when I had Failla reach out to me, to have me help them with their annual holiday party. I graciously accepted, and was pleased to be able to meet the tasting room employees, management, production team, and lastly the wine maker himself. It was a pleasure to see such a tight knit team enjoying each other’s company, and being treated after a hard year’s work. A few short months later I was told they had a position open up in the tasting room and I jumped on the opportunity - and was lucky enough to make the cut!
The rest of my story is still to come, but I am so excited to be a member of the Failla team!