By Farr is the brand of the Farr Family, started in 1994 by Robyn and Gary on a north facing slope in the township of Bannockburn in the Moorabool Valley. The Original wines where Chardonnay by Farr, Viognier by Farr, Shiraz by Farr and Pinot Noir by Farr now known as Sangreal by Farr. Overtime with the help of Cassie and Nick the vineyards have expand to adjoining neighbouring properties and eventually greater expression of the single site wines that we have today because of the pieces of dirt that we love to farm. The wines of By Farr are built around complexity, layered structure and undeniable length that places them in the highest regard by both consumers for their drinkability and age worthiness or critics around the world for their individuality
A very green and wet behind the ears son of Gary believed he had the enthusiasm and energy to start is own wine label the first year out of university. Nick and Cassie started the Farr Rising brand in a small winery known locally in the Moorabool Valley of Geelong called Innisfail in 2001. The sink or swim guidance that Gary provided in Nick’s first years was not lost on him and has sharped the vigneron his is today. The label first sourced fruit from the Innisfail vineyards while planting new sites on the family farm where the fruit is now sourced for the wines we see today. The Farr Rising wines are build for deliciousness and a higher than expected consistency from every vintage. A fantastic prelude to the By Farr wines yet a stand alone brand of quality.
The Irrewarra brand is a relatively young brand but with a now mature vineyard site planted in 2001 by the Calvert family of famed Irrewarra Sourdough Bakery. Inspired by time spent in Burgundy during the 1992 vintage Bronwyn and John decided to plant a dry farmed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir site. The Farr Family decided to make the site their own with the help of the Calvert's from 2012, farming the land with the level of detail that is expected of the Farr Rising and By Farr sites. Experiencing overtime the share differences between the Bannockburn and Irrewarra sites has lead to greater awareness of all our sites and created a line of wines under the Irrewarra label that are extremely fine and austere. The chardonnays exhibit lime and utter freshness while the pinots have lifted perfume and and undergrowth structured palate. Both wines are a fantastic example of the damp earth, high rain fall climate and free draining soils that they are situated in. Exciting times ahead for those that haven’t not yet had the pleasure.
There has been great support for the Mixed Chardonnay pack over recent weeks and therefore we have decided to continue it with a couple of changes.
The packs certainly show the styles of wines that are produced from their different sites or soil types and the vintage conditions across 4 years that they where grown in.
GC Chardonnay by Farr 2016 - A year of full flavour and backed up by the refreshing the lemon curd finish.
Chardonnay by Farr 2018 - A delicious and fine wine from a perfect growing season. 2 Bottles
Chardonnay By Farr 2017 - Pure balance, a wine that flows from fruit to mineral to natural acidity without you even knowing.
Irrewarra Chardonnay 2016 - The vintage exhibits an array of flavour and intertwined acidity and oak that’s makes us want to drink this wine.
Irrewarra Chardonnay 2017 - A cooler vintage than the 16 and 18 has shown us the savoury austere characters of the site.
We are excited to release the next chapter of By Farr wines. The 2020 Viognier and Chardonnay are very true to site and house style. Wines that have very expressive bouquets and flavoursome detailed long palates. The 2019 pinots have lovely poise and lacing fine tannins. The deception of power with light on their feet. 2019 Shiraz is as balanced and delicious as we have made in recent times. A great mixture of spice, earth and dark chocolate.
The pack consists of the following wines:
1 bottle Viognier by Farr 2020
1 bottle Chardonnay by Farr 2020
2 bottles Farrside by Farr 2019
1 bottle Sangreal by Farr 2019
1 bottle Shiraz by Farr 2019