Some Iconic Wines from Fathers & Daughters Cellars

If you are a fan of bold and flavorful wines, then Fathers and Daughters’ Ella’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 is definitely worth a try. Its complex flavor profile and excellent pairing options make it a standout choice for any wine enthusiast.

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The tasting room at Fathers & Daughters Cellars is also outside, but there is a massive twist. With a name that exudes warmth and heritage, one may envision an oaky room adorned with family artifacts and the unmistakable aroma of aging barrels.

The Top Red Wines From The 2023 San Francisco International Wine Competition

A captivating tasting experience with rich, deep spice notes and flavors that add warmth and complexity to the palate. The spice elements contribute to a depth of flavor, creating a memorable and indulgent profile.

Fathers & Daughters Cellars: Legacy in Every Bottle

Through their thoughtful winemaking practices, Fathers & Daughters Cellars crafts wines with meticulous attention to detail and quality. Among their remarkable wines, several stand out for their character, elegance, and storytelling capabilities

Fathers & Daughters Make Great Family Wine

So, what do you get when you combine spectacular terroir, generational winemaking knowledge, and a desire to make terrific wines? Fathers + Daughters Cellars, of course! So, the story goes like this: Kurt Schoeneman, the owner of Anderson Valley’s Ferrington Vineyard, had a daughter, Sarah.
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Fathers & Daughters Cellars – Finding the Perfect Vineyard Setting in Anderson Valley AVA

In 2012, his granddaughter, Ella, was born to daughter Sarah and her husband, Guy. They approached Schoeneman and asked if they could make a Pinot in Ella’s honor. Given the green light, they sought out Phil Baxter Jr., a winemaker with a reputation for making age-worthy Pinots and just like that, Fathers + Daughters Cellars was born.

How Family Wineries Handle Succession

Nearly 30 years ago, Bay Area realtor Sarah Schoeneman discovered that her father, Kurt, a residential developer, wanted to own a vineyard. She found a two-line ad for an Anderson Valley vineyard planted to Pinot Noir.

Wine Enthusiast Recognizes Ferrington Vineyard

Today, wines from California’s remote Anderson Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) are widely respected.

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Guy Pacurar, Co Owner of Fathers+Daughters Cellars, Mendocino

Hear a podcast featuring the co-owner and founder of Fathers + Daughters Cellars.

Team Work Makes This Family’s Dream Work in the Mendocino Wine Game

The winery, Fathers + Daughters Cellars, is based in Boonville and represents three generations of the same family — two fathers and three daughters. Guy Pacurar is one of the fathers and is essentially running the show. He started the label as a side gig back in 2012 as a passion project to supplement his […]

2017 Fathers+Daughters Cellars Ella’s Reserve Pinot Noir

The wine showed a light ruby color. Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla and oak could all be found on the nose. Cherry, raspberry preserves, currant, blackberry, vanilla and oak followed on the palate where the vanilla emerged as the wine opened up. The wine was light-bodied and exhibited good length along with soft tannins. This wine […]

Wine Wednesday with Ziggy

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Anderson Valley Wineries You Need to Visit On a California Road Trip

Fathers+Daughters Cellars – With grapes coming from the Anderson Valley, Fathers+Daughters is one of the newbies on the block, not launching until 2012. But that doesn’t mean you won’t find deep winemaking roots: “Father” Guy Pacurar and his wife, Sarah, along with her winemaking father, Kurt Schoeneman of the Ferrington Vineyard, run the business (the […]

2019 Fathers + Daughters Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

The wine showed a pale straw color. Grapefruit, apple, lemon, melon and whiffs of stone fruit could all be found on the nose. Apple, lemon candy, grapefruit, blood orange and dried apricot followed on the palate where the dried fruit was only perceptible on the finish. The wine exhibited good acidity and balance. It was […]

‘Less Fizz and a Whole Lot of Character’: An Introduction to Semi-Sparkling Wines

Many semi-sparkling wines go through secondary fermentation, but some, like pétillant naturel wines, don’t. According to Guy Pacurar, owner of Fathers + Daughters Cellars in California, “the bubbles result from capturing the final portion of the primary fermentation under pressure and as a result, the bubbles stay in the wine.” Read the full article at […]

A Family Affair

For many years F&D has sold their grapes to high-end labels without producing or bottling their own wine. However, that all changed with the first vintage for their own label in 2012. It also happened to be the birth year of Ella, Sarah and Guy’s daughter and the inspiration behind creating the label. Phil Baxter, […]

Fathers+Daughters Cellars

Over a half century ago Ferrington Vineyard was planted. Today the vineyard is mostly planted with Pinot Noir. There are also plantings of Chardonnay, Gerwurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. Of the 160-acre estate, 78 acres are under vine in soils mostly comprised with sandy loam on top of clay. These soils are covering Franciscan sandstone bedrock. […]

California Winery: A Perfect Marriage of a Family’s Dream and Unique Label That ‘Resonates with People’

For us, it truly is a labor of love. We have no grand designs to grow large. We like the fact that our fingerprints can be found on every step of the process. Our first harvest in 2012 to celebrate the birth of our daughter, Ella, is a great example. Harvest in the Anderson Valley […]

Fathers+Daughters and Waits-Mast Showcase Mendocino Sauvignon Blanc

Fathers+Daughters Cellars is Guy Pacurar and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Kurt Shoeneman, owner of the vital Ferrington Vineyard – 70 acres on a south-facing hill above Boonville in the Anderson Valley AVA. They have two daughters and so the story and name goes. I must first mention one of my favorite Anderson Valley wines […]