The Colli Novaresi and Vercellesi (the Novara and Vercelli Hills) and in particular the hills on the right bank of the river Sesia at one end of the valley of the same name, constitute the Fara production area. The communes of Fara, from which the wine takes its name, and of Briona are the principal winemaking districts of the area. There are seven Denominazioni di Origine Controllata in the district, shared between the provinces of Novara and Vercelli, and all of them involve wines made from Nebbiolo grapes. In fact, the DOC wines of this vinicultural area are also known as the Nebbiolos of the north. As in the other cases, Fara is made from Nebbiolo, completed by Bonarda Novarese and Vespolina. That mixture provides the base of this excellent red wine.
Despite its ancient history, Fara is known to relatively few wine lovers outside Piedmont because of the wine’s limited output and because the production zone is somewhat removed geographically from the region’s principal winemaking areas.