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2017 Vintage Report & Tasting Notes

posted on: 25 October 2017

2017 Vintage Report 2017 started slowly in September 2016 and took a more leisurely stroll through to harvest in March. Punctuated with regular rainfall and a moderate warmth, 2017 was a gorgeous season. In Strathbogie Ranges, the increased elevation of 600m ensured disease pressure was low on the back of many cool nights and mornings. Low sugars and higher acids dancing with glorious fruit weight define 2017.

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Introducing our new 2016 Single Vineyard Wines

posted on: 1 August 2017

We have had another big 12 months. We have been madly planting, growing and making. Don Valley and Gladysdale are two wonderful new sites and we have a bunch of new varieties coming to our soils this year including Trousseau, Aligote, Nebbiolo as well as new plantings of Chenin and Cab. Our farming continues to evolve as we better understand how to provide the plant with enough room to grow …

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David Moyle Pop-up at Graceburn Wine Room

posted on: 21 July 2017

You read correct, friends…we’re so excited that David Moyle will be taking over the Graceburn kitchen for one night only. Cleverly titled ‘David Moyle at Graceburn’, this one-off ‘pop-up’ a-la-carte restaurant will serve a delicious array of dishes for you to choose from. To continue celebrating our 2016 Single Vineyard wine release, Mac will open a fantastic amount of wines for you to purchase by the glass.  Saturday August 19th at our Graceburn Wine …

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Woori Yallock Vineyard Walk

posted on: 3 August 2017

Woori Yallock Vineyard Visit – Sun 13th August Join Mac and our Vineyard Manager, Cliff Wickman, for an educational morning out among the vines. Meet outside Graceburn Wine Room,11a Green St Healesville at 10.30am Bring a spare pair of boots/shoes to wear in the vineyard that can be bleach cleaned Own transport required – we’ll travel in convoy. We’ll finish back at Graceburn Wine Room and taste through the new releases and share a …

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Release Weekend at Graceburn Wine Room

posted on: 1 August 2017

The 2016 Single Vineyard wines will be open for tasting at our Graceburn Wine Room in Healesville from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August, from 11am each day. Graceburn Wine Room, 11a Green St, Healesville VIC 377 Ph. (03) 5962 3704 or email graceburn@macforbes.com

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Sydney friends….we’re coming to town!

posted on: 1 August 2017

Come along and enjoy a fun and casual night tasting through the new releases of our 2016 Single Vineyard wines. Mac will be there and would love to see you!

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CIBI + Mac Forbes Special Japanese Dinner

posted on: 24 May 2017

Meg and the team from CIBI take over the kitchen at Mac’s Graceburn Wine Room for a night of Japanese seasonal cooking matched with wine from Mac Forbes. The dinner celebrates the 2017 Mac Forbes Winter Release. New release wines, 2015 Hugh, 2015 Hugh Merlot, 2016 Wesburn Chenin and 2016 Healesville Syrah will be open and available on the night. To accompany the 5 course dinner, Mac will open some rare …

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Pre-vintage Party

posted on: 11 January 2017

We’re hosting a party at the winery to celebrate the imminent start of this years harvest! It’s a good idea to host a party before the season kicks-off as we’re usually too tired at the end. There’ll be a bunch of other Yarra Valley producers there, seasonal staff and also some trade enjoying themselves and sharing some bottles. A DJ will be playing, so there may even be some dancing. We’re super excited …

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2016 Tasting Notes

posted on: 9 November 2016

Please find below links for pdf downloads for the tasting notes for our wines made in 2016. 2016 Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2016 Woori Yallock Chardonnay 2016 Coldstream Pinot Noir 2016 Yarra Junction Pinot Noir 2016 Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2016 Wesburn Pinot Noir 2016 Spring Riesling 2016 RS10 Riesling 2016 RS13 Riesling 2016 Yarra Valley Syrah  

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