STEPHEN BROWETT

FARR VINTNERS

Category
Wine
Company Size
International

Browett started out as a van-driver for a wine shop and ‘fell into wine’: 30 years later the straight-talking owner of Farr (who also happens to part-own Crystal Palace football club) celebrated his 50th birthday at Château Latour. Exports have been fantastically strong this year due to the weaker pound, and their main clients continue to be based in the US and the Far East. Browett is still reeling from a two-day marathon tasting at Farr, where ‘the finest palates in the wine industry’ gathered for a tasting of 150 of the top 2005 Bordeaux vintages. The 2016 Bordeaux en primeur campaign has been the best since 2010, and the wine is the best in six years too, he says.

Stephen Browett