Who we are
Today, Mac Forbes Wines is woven together by a team of clever and passionate people, all contributing hugely in this demanding and slightly wild ride off the beaten track.
Still the kid in the playground… Mac has an insatiable need to delve deeper into the Yarra to uncover the full unbridled story. With so many vineyards, so many wines, Mac is still clearly enjoying this journey. Fluctuating between absolute commitment and belief while fighting the imposter mindset inherited as a cool climate Australian wine grower, there is still so much to achieve and learn. It’s frantic. It’s considered. And thankfully it’s still tonnes of fun.
Apart from being the best dressed viticulturist in the Yarra, Owen manages the micro and macro of multiple sites with a sneaky smile. Carving a path for long term improvements in the vineyard, he is just as excited about what is below the ground as above it. Given the challenging nature of our grape growing business and our commitment to improving site health and diversity, we are pleased Owen is the person driving our viti program.
Winemaker and superstar of the cellar, Hannah nurtures our wines from grape through to glass. With a passionate love of Riesling and a healthy respect for science, she is a serious advocate for ‘minimal intervention/maximum attention’ production. Not only making great wine, Hannah is a force driving sustainability across the whole business, constantly asking how we can all be better. Pretty handy baker as well.