Savoy vineyard

anderson valley

Originally planted in 1991, the Savoy Vineyard is the newest in Failla's stable of high-quality Pinot Noir vineyards.

Savoy Vineyard was planted by original owner Rich Savoy between 1991 and 1994.  Some areas have been replanted or grafted over since the original planting, and some Chardonnay acreage was grafted over to Pinot Noir so that the vineyard is now roughly 2/3 Pinot and 1/3 Chardonnay.


Like any vineyard of size, there are differences in the terroir in various portions of the site. The knolls are generally composed of sandy loams weathered from sandstone. They have moderate moisture holding capacity and moderate to very low vigor. The alluvial terraces are more darkly colored loams underlain with clay loams. The higher clay content of these terraces means that they have higher moisture holding capacity and moderate vigor and some of the areas within the terraces may soon be dry farmed.

The Savoy Vineyard designation on a label is a stamp of superior quality.
— Prince of Pinot

Vinous gives Failla's 2012 Savoy Pinot Noir 94 Points!

Failla’s 2012 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard, is fabulous... Winemakers continue to be attracted to Savoy, Cliff Lede’s vineyard in Anderson Valley. Few have made such a gorgeous wine on their first try.
— Antonio Galloni

Wine Enthusiast gives Failla's 2013 Savoy Pinot Noir 93 Points!!

Generous, abundant, ripe fruit flavors and a tasty touch of spicy oak make a fine combo in this medium-bodied, plush-textured wine.
— Wine Enthusiast