A long-established winery with plantings of semillon, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. The Young family acquired Fermoy Estate in 2010 and built a larger cellar door which opened in '13, signalling the drive to increase domestic sales. It is happy to keep a relatively low profile, however difficult that may be given the quality of the wines. Jeremy Hodgson brings with him a first class honours degree in oenology and viticulture, and a CV encompassing winemaking roles with Wise Wines, Cherubino Consultancy and, earlier, Plantagenet, Houghton and Goundrey Wines. Exports to Thailand, Fiji, Singapore, Japan and China.
The first vines were planted at Fermoy Estate in 1985. The region’s wine industry was still in its infancy back then. A few visionaries and pioneers had seen the potential, and were laying the foundations for what was to come.
Initially 10 hectares were planted. Over time, this has been expanded to meet increasing demand and the estate now manages approximately 50 hectares under vine. The main varieties grown are Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot.
Our first vintage was produced in 1988, and the awards and accolades started flowing shortly after. In 2011 Fermoy Estate embarked on a fresh chapter under new ownership, with a commitment to build on the past and further realise the potential of this extraordinary property.
The estate takes its name from the town of Fermoy in County Cork, Ireland, the ancestral home of the original owners.