By Farr Chardonnay 2021

By Farr Chardonnay 2021

By Farr Chardonnay 2021

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Winemaking and Drinking

Origins of By Farr Chardonnay 2021

By Farr Chardonnay 2021 hails from the picturesque region of Geelong in Victoria, Australia, a wine-producing area known for its cool climate and diverse terroirs. The By Farr winery, established by the father-son duo Gary and Nick Farr, has built a reputation for producing high-quality wines that reflect their meticulous winemaking philosophy and deep understanding of the local terroir.

The genesis of By Farr Chardonnay 2021 lies in the vineyard's unique location and soil composition. The vineyard is situated on an elevated site with rich volcanic soils and ancient limestone, providing an ideal environment for growing Chardonnay grapes. The cool maritime climate, influenced by the nearby Southern Ocean, ensures a long growing season, allowing the grapes to develop complex flavors while maintaining vibrant acidity.

Gary Farr, who spent several years honing his skills in Burgundy, brought back traditional French winemaking techniques that have become a hallmark of By Farr wines. His son, Nick Farr, has continued this legacy, blending traditional methods with innovative practices to create wines that are both expressive and elegant.


The winemaking process for By Farr Chardonnay 2021 begins with hand-harvesting the grapes at optimal ripeness to ensure the best expression of the vineyard's characteristics. The grapes are then whole-bunch pressed, a technique that preserves the purity and freshness of the fruit.

Fermentation takes place in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels, adding depth and complexity to the wine. The use of wild yeasts, naturally occurring on the grape skins, contributes to the wine's unique flavor profile. The Chardonnay undergoes full malolactic fermentation, which imparts a creamy texture and enhances the wine's richness.

Aging on lees (dead yeast cells) for an extended period adds further complexity and a subtle nutty character. The wine is carefully monitored and tasted throughout the aging process to ensure it develops the desired balance and elegance before being bottled.

Domestic and International Awards

By Farr Chardonnay 2021 has garnered significant acclaim both domestically and internationally. Some of the notable awards and recognitions include:

  • James Halliday Wine Companion: Awarded 97 points, praising its "complex bouquet of citrus, white peach, and hazelnut" and "exceptional length and balance."
  • Decanter World Wine Awards: Received a Gold Medal for its "outstanding expression of terroir and exquisite craftsmanship."
  • International Wine Challenge: Secured a Trophy for Best Chardonnay, highlighting its "refined elegance and impressive structure."

These accolades reflect the wine's consistent quality and the winemakers' dedication to excellence.

The Vineyard: Côte Vineyard

The grapes for By Farr Chardonnay 2021 are sourced from the Côte Vineyard, one of the most revered plots in the Geelong region. The Côte Vineyard is distinguished by its north-facing slope, which maximizes sunlight exposure, promoting even ripening of the grapes.

The vineyard's soils are a complex mix of volcanic basalt and ancient marine limestone, contributing to the wine's minerality and distinctive flavor profile. The meticulous vineyard management practices, including careful canopy management and minimal intervention, ensure that the grapes reach their full potential.

The Farr family's commitment to sustainable farming practices further enhances the vineyard's health and the quality of the grapes. Their approach includes using organic fertilizers, encouraging biodiversity, and employing low-impact viticulture techniques.

By Farr Chardonnay 2021 is a testament to the Farr family's dedication to producing exceptional wines that express the unique terroir of their vineyards. With its origins in the premium Côte Vineyard, meticulous winemaking process, and recognition from esteemed wine critics and competitions, this Chardonnay stands out as a benchmark for Australian Chardonnay. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, By Farr Chardonnay 2021 promises a memorable and sophisticated wine experience.


Wine TypeWhite wine
ProducerBy Farr
Volume750 mL