About Philippa Farr
As a member of one of the great winemaking families of present-day Australian wine, Philippa had an
appreciation for fine wine from an early age. The story of her own label, which features single-vineyard Pinot Noir from Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula, began with her falling in love in Gippsland, which in turn reignited her passion for winemaking. Philippa kicked off her eponymous, winemaking venture with what Max Allen called "a cracking 2012 Gippsland Pinot Noir". "As debut wines go, this takes the cake. It’s a stunner," wrote fellow wine writer Campbell Mattinson. This same wine critic followed up that review a year later with this: "The 2012 was terrific; so too is this 2013. It’s one of those wines," Mattinson continued, "(that) drags you into its dark, complex world from the first sip. In short, its quality is obvious."
In 2003, Philippa Farr immersed herself in vintage life at
Brokenwood. She returned to the great Hunter Valley winery after the first year of a Bachelor of Wine Science, working full time through vintages 2004 and
2005 while completing her studies part time.
Over the years she’s chalked up further vintages at Bellvale, Bouzeron, Domaine Dujac, By Farr and
Purple Hen. Then, four years after settling down in Gippsland, she seized the opportunity to make her first Gippsland Pinot Noir. She’s never looked back, and nor have those who've had the pleasure of tasting another set of exceptional Farr Pinots.