Nick Farr is Gourmet Traveller WINE's Winemaker of the Year 2020


Congratulations to Nick Farr of By Farr, who has been named Winemaker of the Year 2020 by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine:

"The calibre of the contenders for the 23rd Gourmet Traveller WINE Winemaker of the Year was as impressive as ever. But the judges couldn’t go past second-time nominee Nick Farr of By Farr, who has been recognised for championing fine wines – especially pinot noir and chardonnay in Geelong, Victoria."

Nick earned his accolade "with the growing and making of detailed and vibrant wines that have a magical quality about them." Over 20 years in the industry, Nick has "observed that the key to it all is to get the vines to the point where they are harmony with where they are planted. They become naturally more expressive and complex, allowing him to be more hands-off."

The prestigious annual ceremony was live-streamed via YouTube for the first time ever, with Nick accepting his award over Zoom.

Nick, who was previously nominated back in 2013, says on the By Farr website: "I feel very honoured to be the second generation in my family to receive this award, after my father Gary won the award in 2001. Relentless work and passion for our piece of dirt within the Moorabool Valley, produces Australian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Viognier, that we are so very proud to show the world, all of which have a strong sense of origin, place and family connection. I could not be prouder of the people that are involved in our vision for excellence, and the standards that we set for ourselves. These wines are produced to please ourselves, and it is a huge bonus that our customers appreciate them as well."

Read more about the 2020 Awards winners and Winemaker of the Year finalists on the Gourmet Traveller WINE website.