About The Wine
The RP Pinot Noir is a tribute wine to Robyn Pamela Farr, the matriarch of the Farr family, for her tireless work over the 40+ years of building this great Australian wine dynasty.
The fruit comes from an exposed site on the Côte vineyard planted by Gary. The family says these sites, with the perfect clones, perfect aspect, and perfect viticultural techniques at play, will form the backbone of the family's wine production for generations to come.
It's a more ethereal expression of Pinot Noir than the muscular Tout Pres, but in terms of quality, you'd be splitting hairs to separate them.
This is a magnificent Pinot Noir which represents a lifetime in the pursuit of excellence from Gary Farr.
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 quite 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 and Viognier. 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 Farrs will be one of the best examples of its kind in the country. Sheer class, guaranteed.