Faber Vineyard

Faber Vineyard

John Griffiths established his own vineyard and winery whilst a winemaker at Houghton Wines in 1997. John is committed to making interesting and distinctive wines with flavour, balance and drinkability. Faber makes principally Swan Valley wines from verdelho, shiraz and muscat, complemented by excellent varieties from Ferguson Valley, Frankland River and Donnybrook.

Faber Vineyard verdelho 2009 ($42.50)

Best of the West 2017 – Verdelho
This is a re-release of a wine I originally liked on release some years ago. And it’s why the guys in the Swan Valley have always championed this variety as a drink now or cellaring proposition. This is so good. Developed a hint of toasty character but there is still primary verdelho in there. Just a gorgeous example of a mature Swan verdelho. I just wish I had kept some.

SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 5 years

Faber Vineyard Riche shiraz 2014 ($26.80)

A cracking good shiraz from the Swan Valley vineyards of John Griffiths. This guy knows how to really finish wines. There is a high degree of polish and poise, and the deeply intense and smooth textured fruit has been worked brilliantly with a mix of French and American oak. So vibrant and alive. Love it.

SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

Faber Vineyard Reserve shiraz 2013 ($58)

Wow. Griffiths has something here. It’s from the best parcels of fruit from his Swan Valley vineyard. Glorious aromas of fruitcake, plum and loamy gravel. The palate is dense and seamless with a velvety feel. Has that classic Swan Valley effortless medium bodied but with so much intensity and drive. Love it.

SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 15 years

OWNERS
John Griffiths
WINEMAKERS
John Griffiths
ESTABLISHED
1997
VINEYARD LOCATION
Swan Valley
ANNUAL CRUSH 35
5 Tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillion, Malbec, Verdelho, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre/Mataro, Muscat

CELLAR DOOR
233 Haddrill Road, Baskerville
OPEN
Friday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm
WINE PRICES
$16.50 – 58
PHONE
9250 4962 or 0407 482 473
EMAIL
info@fabervineyard.com.au
WEBSITE
www.fabervineyard.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017