About The Wine
The By Farr Viognier is one of the finest examples of the variety in the country.
Winemaker Nick Farr has a keen understanding of the variety and knows just when to pick it from his family vineyard. The key, he says, is to catch the variety when it's just on the cusp of ripeness so there is equal parts flavour and fine minerality through the finished wine.
Treated to the highest quality oak and lees stirred in barrel to build richness and complexity, it's a decadent and luscious example of Viognier that will develop excellently in the cellar.
About By Farr / Farr Rising
Gary Farr is one of the most iconic winemakers in Victoria, or indeed, the country. He was responsible for taking Bannockburn in Geelong to the startling heights it reached as one of the benchmark producers of Burgundian varieties in the country. His own label, By Farr, is quit simply one of Australia's finest producers.
The Farr vineyards are based in the Moorabool Valley in Geelong, with a wide array of ancient soils resulting in small yields of incredibly intensely flavoured Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz. With Gary's son Nick now making the wines, as well as taking his own Farr Rising label to monumental heights, this is a project set to dominate Geelong wine for years to come.
If you want to see one of the country's great winemaking families at work, anything by the Farrz will be one of the best examples of its kind in the country. Sheer class guaranteed.