Other Wine Stuff

2018 Single Vineyard Release…

posted on: 31 July 2019

It’s all about Chardonnay…! Our release this month of the 2018 Single Vineyard Chardonnays and Pinots will be a little different to our usual Pinot-dominant offering. For the first time, the number of Single Vineyard Chardonnays will outnumber its more fancied sibling, Pinot Noir. This has led us to refocus our consideration of  soils and sites through the eyes of Chardonnay.

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After Work Drinks – Melbourne & Sydney

posted on: 30 July 2019

Pop along after work and say hi to the team and taste through the new release wines. More Mac Forbes wines also available to purchase from the bar by the glass or bottle for those wishing to stick around. MELBOURNE: Tuesday August 13th, 5.30-8pm Kirks Pub – Melbourne Mailing list members + up to 3 friends welcome There is no charge for this event. RSVP to leah@macforbes.com SYDNEY: Monday August 19th, 5.30-8pm Hotel …

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2018 Vintage Report & Tasting Notes

posted on: 1 March 2018

Despite a cool start and late bud burst the weather gods have given us a warm and wet season. This has provided favourable growing conditions to give our established vineyards big, healthy canopies and help our newly planted vines find their feet. The most exciting time of the year has rolled around again. HARVEST! Many miles have been walked tasting fruit in the vineyards, marking out their points of difference …

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Single Vineyard Masterclass @ Graceburn WineRoom

posted on: 30 July 2019

Tutored tasting of the new release wines. Come and hear Mac talk dirty…he’ll explain our improvements in vineyard and soil health and the new farming practices we’ve adopted – all in the quest for true site expression. Sunday August 11th, 11am – 12pm Graceburn Wine Room & Bistro – Healesville Mailing list members + up to 3 friends welcome There is no charge for this event. RSVP via email to graceburn@macforbes.com

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Winery Open Day

posted on: 30 July 2019

We’ve been madly cleaning the winery in preparation for our Open Day. Come and try the new release wines, chat to Mac and the winemaking and vineyard teams, taste some back vintage wines and explore the winery and home vineyard. Sunday August 4th, 11am – 1pm Mac Forbes Wines – Healesville Simple BBQ lunch included. Mailing list members + up to 5 friends welcome There is no charge for this event. …

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We need to talk about Cabernet….

posted on: 2 May 2019

It is interesting how, over time, my relationship with both sites and grapes has evolved in often unexpected ways. I’ve seen our Pinot and Chardonnay grapes increasingly play second fiddle to site, and with our increased role in farming the wines have taken on their own direction – veering further away from what is considered the norm. Interestingly our experience growing Cabernet shows a somewhat different path. The birth of …

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Cabernet Release Dinners…

posted on: 2 May 2019

We’re celebrating with dinners in both Melbourne and Brisbane in May! Mac’s chosen an epic line-up of Cabernets from key regions such as the Napa, Bordeaux and Tuscany. Producers include Mondavi, Cos d’Estournel and Ornellaiaand each will be tasted alongside Cabernets form Mac’s own museum stock. New releases also open to taste.

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Our 2018 Yarra’s are here….

posted on: 1 March 2019

We’re really excited to release our 2018 Yarra Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Here’s a little about about the growing season and the resultant wines. Regular rainfall for the first half of the season followed by warmer than average summer temperatures saw a healthy crop constantly under disease pressure early followed by vigorous growth later. Our team managed this well and by the back end of the season when things had dried …

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Harvest 2019

posted on: 1 March 2019

Unless you are reading this from OS, you will be aware of the extreme climatic events of the last six months including the bush fires in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, flooding in New South Wales and Queensland and drought conditions across much of Australia. Remarkably, the Yarra has escaped many of the harsh extremes with the biggest challenge being the lack of rain since December. These dry conditions have offered an …

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