WINES FROM A FARR
IRREWARRA IS AN ABORIGINAL WORD MEANING ‘LONG SPEAR THROW’

Site
Unique

The vineyard is located in the heart of the Western District Farming country, approximately 150 kilometers south-west of Melbourne. Think dairy, beef, sheep, wheat, hay and forestry production. Irrewarra is surrounded by in land lakes and volcanic plains. It is a diverse and beautiful landscape that relies on a high amount of natural rainfall throughout the year. The Western plains are quite exposed to the elements which contributes to the vineyard sites mystic.

The soils across the slope of the site are a mixture of grey sandy clay loams at the south end to dark brown loams with fragments of buckshot and quartz gravels towards the north. All with underlying brown to yellow clays.

Overall the soils remain very moist throughout the year because of the clay based soil profile and annual rainfall of 885mm, resulting in the very attractive damp earthiness character in the fruit and wine.

It is a site that truly reflects the complexities and varietal characters of the vines that are planted in this cool climate region.

Wines
Unyielding Quality

These are wines that are built around the seasons in which they are grown, the sense of place, and an expression of emotion.

Chardonnay 2016

A deliciously mineral and slippery drink. An array of citrus and complexity lined with a fantastic backbone of acidity. Perhaps a bottle to be consumed by yourself.

Wines
Unyielding Quality

These are wines that are built around the seasons in which they are grown, the sense of place, and an expression of emotion.

Pinot Noir 2015

Sit back and take in the aromas from a glass of this pinot as you think about sitting at the top of the vineyard surrounded by cows, water, grass and all things Western District farming.

Sweat and sour cherries, earth, spice and a lovely elegant structure.

Vineyard
Uncompromising

The vineyard was planted by the Calvert family in 2001 to a mixture of clones on own roots. It is predominantly pinot noir with 6 acres and accompanied by 2 acres of chardonnay.

The vineyard sits at the top of the slope facing large water reserves ‘Salt Lake’ and the ‘Calvert Lough’ to the north.

It is a site that shows great fruit expression with a deceptively long and mineral palate. Vintage occurs during April after quite a long growing season.

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Artistic Expression

To purchase these wines you will be directed to the By Farr website, please don’t be alarmed.