Vintner Name



Signature Wines:
Failla Alban Vineyard Viognier
Failla Estate Vineyard Chardonnay
Failla 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir


What is your favorite food and wine pairing?
Foie gras and Sauternes. I’m a hedonist at heart…my cholesterol-clogged heart.
If you had unexpected guests coming in an hour, what is your go to meal? 

Ziti chi Sosizza e Finucchieddi (Fennel, Sausage Pasta in Pernod cream sauce) A Sicilian dish paired with Failla Sonoma Coast Chardonnay of course!

What are the favorite places you have visited?

I love leaving my comfort zone behind and immersing myself in unfamiliar smells, tastes, architecture, culture so my hit list includes Egypt, Indonesia, Burma, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan, where I lived for a year in my 20s.

What is the favorite wine you produced? 
Let me consult my favorite daughter and get back to you.
What woman has inspired you? 
Click on Women in the menu list above and choose Founding Vintners – a veritable litany of inspiration. I also swoon over Diane Keaton, Margaret Mead , Clare Booth Luce, Sophie B. Hawkins, Rachel Carson and Margaret Bourke-White.