Press & Reviews


James Laube's Recommended California Chardonnays

By James Laube, Wine Spectator, July 31, 2016

Top WinesWayfarer Chardonnay 2014, Wayfarer Vineyard, 93 pointsShows creamy tangerine and nectarine flavors, with lively acidity and pithy citrus peel texture, gaining depth and nuance.  ••

2014 Wayfarer Vineyard preview in purely domestic wine report

By Doug Wilder, purely domestic wine report, May 2016

Doug Wilder gets an early taste of the 2014 Wayfarer Vineyard estate wines. "The wines, not due to release until later in the year typify the coolness of the site and the winemaker’s burgundian aesthetic, finally tuned, sublime and balanced." Read More

Bibiana González Rave — Dreaming about wines you’ll never forget

By Tim Carl, Napa Valley Register, February 18, 2016

Wayfarer Winemaaker Bibiana González Rave profiled in the Napa Valley Register Read More

Wayfarer Vineyard: Winery of the Year | 2015

By Doug Wilder, pdwr, December 9, 2015
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Doug Wilder and purely domestic wine report honors Wayfarer Vineyard as its 2015 Winery of the Year Read More

2015 Winemaker of the Year: Bibiana Gonzalez Rave

By Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, December 3, 2015
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Wayfarer Vineyard Winemaker Bibiana Gonzalez Rave Named The San Francisco Chronicle's 2015 Winemaker of the Year Read More

Best Of Napa & Sonoma Wines: 2011-2013 Vintages

By Johannes Marlena and Ryan Koczara , The Corkscrewer Report, September 1, 2015

The Corkscrewer Report previews some of their favorite wines from vintages 2011, 2012 and 2013. Read More

Wayfarer Wines Grab My Attention - Again

By William "Rusty" Gaffney, M.D., PinotFile, July 2015
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In October 2014, I led off the PinotFile with an article on the inaugural wines released from Wayfarer Vineyard located in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA. I raved about the 2012 Wayfarer Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay then, and recently tasted the 2013 Wayfarer releases and I was captivated again. It is unprecedented for me to put a winery on the front page of the PinotFile twice within a year, but these wines are that good. The wines are expensive, but not unreasonably so given the challenges of… Read More

The Extremists of the Extreme Sonoma Coast

By Anne Krebiehl MW, World of Fine Wine, Issue 48, June 2015

The Fort Ross-Seaview AVA may be only three years old, but its ability to produce distinctive and thrilling wines has been recognized for far longer. Anne Krebiehl MW profiles the early pioneers and more recent producers who are brave enough to farm its inhospitable but rewarding coastal ridges. Read More

West Sonoma Coast - an introduction

By Elaine Chukan Brown,, May 2015

The West Sonoma Coast is not an official appellation, but is a region recognised by vintners throughout the area for the quality and refinement of the wines it produces. ‘These wines', Ehren Jordan of Failla tells me, ‘defy most people’s expectations of what California can do.’ We’re standing in the Failla cellar tasting through his many cuvées from the West Sonoma Coast, discussing wines of the region generally.  It is well understood that California can offer big flavour. At… Read More

Cleo Pahlmeyer - Not just the farmer's daughter

By Carl Kanowsky, Santa Clarita Valley Signal, May 2015
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Hippies plus a school for wayward children merged with the queen of California Burgundy style wines and a trained fine art specialist — what does that equal?If you’re Jayson Pahlmeyer, you take this strange combination and create a new leader in California Pinot Noir.Jayson, the proprietor of the prestigious Napa winery, Pahlmeyer, had the great good fortune or extraordinary intuition to hire Helen Turley as his winemaker twenty years ago. Mostly famous for his red Bordeaux blend, he… Read More