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Amista Vineyards

Our People

Amista Vineyards Proprietors, Mike and Vicky in front of tasting room
Michael and Vicky Farrow

Vicky and Mike, Proprietors

When we started out together, we never knew we'd end up living in Sonoma's beautiful Dry Creek Valley surrounded by our own vineyards. The creation of Amista Vineyards enables us to discover a satisfying and stimulating life, connected to the land and engaged in a business that cultivates friendship.

Vicky, Proprietor & CEO

Mike, Proprietor & Winemaker Emeritus


Ashley, Winemaker

I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Chemical Engineering and the intention to go to medical school. Then I came to Sonoma County to work a harvest in a winery lab. One harvest quickly turned into an all-encompassing passion and love of winemaking with all the science, art, chemistry, engineering and fun behind it! 

Joining Amista in 2011 opened a new chapter in my winemaking career - sparkling wines! Making small lot, single vineyard, Methode Champenoise sparkling wines is a dream come true.

Amista Vineyards Winemaker Ashley holding Grenache grapes in the vineyard
Ashley Herzberg
Amista Vineyards Sales and Marketing Manager, Robert with vineyards in backgroun
Robert Rainwater

Robert, Estate Director 

After moving to Sonoma County in 2004, so that we could raise our children in a more rural enviroment, we fell in love with Sonoma County wines.  This led me back to school to earn my MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University. 

It's such a pleasure being part of a small, family winery where I meet amazing people every day. My team and I want to make sure you experience the very best in wine country living - whether you are here on the property or back at your home miles away. Please let us know what we can do for you.


Tammy, Hospitality Manager

I feel so fortunate to be a part of the Amista Vineyards team. I have always been drawn to the wines of Dry Creek Valley and love sparkling wines.  I can't imagine a better place to share with guests and hope you enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Amista as much as I do. 

Amista Vineyards Tasting Room Manager, Tammy holding a glass of Sparkling Syrah in the Syrah vineyard
Tammy Toth
Amista Vineyards Wine Club Manager, Andreanna with vineyards in background
Andreanna DeForest

Andreanna, Wine Club Manager 

After moving to Sonoma County back in 2001, I developed a passion for wine after trying a fantastic Zinfandel from a renowned vineyard here in the Dry Creek Valley which ultimately led to an exciting career in the wine industry. My family has deep roots in Healdsburg so I am happy to be back in the Dry Creek Valley and to work with the amazing team here at Amista.

Our Winery Dogs


Amista Vineyards Winery Dog, Torin a black and white Sheltie

Torin, a Sheltie (Shetland Sheep Dog), came to live with us as a 10-week old puppy in August 2011.  His Celtic name means thunder, which is an apt description of this noisy boy.  He spends his time barking, monitoring the vineyards for rabbits and teaching Mike to play fetch.  He says Mike is getting better every day.


Amista Vineyards Winery Dog Dylan a brown and white Sheltie

Dylan is the newest Sheltie in our family, born on April 5, 2014.  His name means "streak of light" and between him and Torin, we certainly do have lightening and thunder.  They have become best buddies and spend their time wrestling, chasing and pilfering tomatoes.


Our Team

Amista Vineyards Team Members in the vineyard

The Friendly Amista Spirit!
Missing - Alex, Dalton, Lauren & Sarah

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