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2015 Newsletter

posted on: 5 August 2015

Another busy year. We’re gearing up for the release of our 2014 pinots and chardonnays. As we continue to build on our understanding of these pretty amazing and certainly exciting sites, we can say that 2014 offered us a fresh perspective due to such a cool November. The 2014 wines are impressive. Not overdone but loaded with depth and purity. 

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2014 Single Vineyard Release at Graceburn

posted on: 5 August 2015

This year we’re celebrating the release of the Single Vineyard wines over two weekends in August. DINNER Our good friend Matt Wilkinson of Pope Joan will next year be Guest Chef at a 3 Michelin star restaurant and needs to ‘test’ his menu on some willing participants. Join Matt at our Graceburn Wine Room for the kind of dinner you’ll bang on about for years. Saturday 22nd August Graceburn Wine Room …

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Experimental Batch (EB) Release

posted on: 15 April 2015

Come and join Mac and the team at Pope Joan on Sunday 26th April for the Melbourne Launch of our 2015 Experimental Batch (EB) Wines. Where: Pope Joan, 75-79 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East When: Sunday 26th April 2015 from 5.30pm (kitchen opens from 6.00pm) Cost: 3 course share plate menu for $60 per person. For those unable to make it for dinner, drinks will be able to purchase from the bar on the night. 2015 EB Wines: …

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2015 Vintage Preview from Mac

posted on: 28 January 2015

Hi folks… Making any predictions about vintage when we are still about 2-3 weeks out from the commencement of picking always makes me nervous, especially when the year holds so much potential. So far we have had a much cooler summer with regular but not excessive rain events. In fact I cannot remember a growing season that has been as kind as this 2014/15 season. We have had a great run …

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2013 Single Vineyard Release at Graceburn

posted on: 2 September 2014

We celebrated the release of our 2013 Single Vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays at the opening of the Graceburn tasting room. Thanks to everyone who came along. If you haven’t had a chance to try the wines as yet drop into Graceburn, 11a Green Street, Healesville. We’re open Thurs to Sunday 11am to 7pm.

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Mac Forbes Newsletter 2014

posted on: 28 August 2014

Following on from the tiny harvest of 2014 (our 10th harvest for MFW), I almost anticipated this year was going to be relatively relaxed. Relaxing was turfed out the window when a small kooky shopfront in Healesville come up for rent and I couldn’t resist taking a lease to open Graceburn Wine Room (opening August 23rd). Now instead we are chasing our proverbial to get pruning done, the tasting room open and release these highly individual …

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Harvest 2014 is now officially over.

posted on: 8 May 2014

Every vintage leaves its mark. Recent vintages such as 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013 were stressful due to volumes of fruit coming in at a rate of knots. 2014 will be remembered as the year that barely got out of second gear. Vintage was quick to start with warm conditions and low yields followed by a much slower cooler period. This made picking less compressed and with less fruit all …

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Vintage 2014 update

posted on: 27 February 2014

Some years I wonder what we have done to deserve such a challenging season. Actually it seems like most years we ask this question at some point. So as per usual there is the good and the bad. We commenced spring with cooler and wetter conditions than average and then in mid-December things got very hot and dry. As a result we have probably the smallest yields that I have …

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2014 Tasting Notes

posted on: 30 December 2013

Please find below links for pdf downloads for the tasting notes for our wines made in 2014. 2014 Woori Yallock Chardonnay 2014 Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2014 Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2014 Woori Yallock Black Pinot Noir  2014 Wesburn Pinot Noir 2014 Coldstream Pinot Noir 2014 Yarra Junction Pinot Noir 2014 RS7 Riesling 2014 RS33 Riesling 2014 Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2014 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2014 Hugh

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