2015 - Paula Harrell founded P. Harrell wines
There is no hurrying a desire that has been placed in your heart, according to Oakland-based winemaker Paula Harrell. P Harrell Wines’ founder and proprietor is introducing wine fans to her portfolio one glass at a time while taking her time and doing things her way. Harrell’s path to becoming a winemaker is as distinctive as that of any other winemaker who has made a living from their love. Harrell was born and reared in San Francisco, California, the daughter of an immigrant father from Oklahoma and a Panamanian mother. Her parents developed and owned a number of senior living communities, along with other buildings, all across the city, which assisted in housing and hiring Panamanian families trying to start better lives.