Spreading Holiday Cheer with Fathers + Daughters Cellars of Anderson Valley, CA – A Family Affair


 Fathers + Daughters Cellars, is a small production, ultra-premium winery located in Mendocino County’s famed Anderson Valley.

The family that owns Mendocino’s much-lauded and charming Brewery Gulch Inn are also the people behind Fathers + Daughters Cellars. The winery is their family’s labor of love and represents three generations of fathers and daughters. They produce artisanal wines from the Anderson Valley’s storied Ferrington Vineyard in small batches that are carefully crafted and fermented using old-world techniques. The result is wines that are truly reflective of their terroir. 

This holiday season, guests at Brewery Gulch will savor Fathers + Daughters wines enjoyed in front of the four-sided glass fireplace in the cozy Great Room, alongside lovingly-prepared dishes from their Executive Chef. Fathers + Daughters Cellars invites all friends around the globe to pour a bottle or two of any of the following wines at their own holiday tables.


Gewürztraminer is the perfect dry white varietal to pair with holiday offerings. Fathers + Daughters offers both a single varietal Gerwurz – spicy and floral with elements of Turkish Delight – and a white blend called The Dance that features Gerwurz aromatics front and center. An elegant blend of 60% Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Gewurztraminer and 10% Chardonnay, The Dance is expertly choreographed from grape to bottle by winemaker Phillip Baxter. Think spice and glazes. At Brewery Gulch Inn, they will be pairing The Dance with a roast goose for Thanksgiving, and with the shrimp-stuffed lobster with a spiced rum beurre blanc sauce on New Years’ Eve. 

Ella’s Reserve Pinot Noir

The Ella’s Reserve Pinot Noir from Ferrington Vineyard will be go-to red for all of the holiday meals at Brewery Gulch Inn, as its light, delicate Burgundian-style pairs well with a wide range of dishes. With fruit picked at an ideal brix of 23.7, this wine introduces itself with violet florals, black cherry, fresh picked raspberry, and a hint of tarragon on the nose. 

Sarah’s Rustic Bubbles

Their Sarah’s Rustic Bubbles – a Chardonnay Pétillant Naturel (or pet nat), will be the sparkling they’ll pull out at midnight. It’s unpredictable and exciting, featuring cidery characteristics that bridge the gap between beer and wine.