"It is rare to see a genre redefined, yet here it is.” 99 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian
I wonder how many bush vine planted vineyards exist in WA? Most unusual but no doubt a contributing factor to this rapidly emerging premium grenache. Indeed probably one of the most exciting of the variety to hit the marketplace in recent years.
***** Outstanding Winery, James Halliday, 2021 Australian Wine Companion
“Swinney is flying.” Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
“The first results of [the] collaboration are fantastic: the grenache, in particular, tastes like no other Australian example of this variety and will change perceptions of the Frankland region...” Max Allen, Australian Financial Review
“A new name to reckon with. The Swinneys aren’t new to vines but the recently launched brand amazed us with its formidable quality… the top reds, named Farvie, are shockingly good.” Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“Validation is faith’s greatest reward, and right now Matt Swinney is up to his eyeballs in it.” Nick Ryan, The Australian
“The combination of subtle floral perfumes and more rustic slightly herb and ferrous aromas is engaging. The mouthfeel and palate take this wine into a heady zone with the chalky mouthfeel and fruit intensity working harmoniously. There is a distinct ferrous ironstone character with that slightly wild influence that comes from the small amount of naturally fermented mourvedre. Tasted over three days and each time it revealed something new and exciting. It is rare to see a genre redefined, yet here it is.” 99 points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian