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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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2013 Tasting Notes

posted on: 30 December 2013

Please find below links for pdf downloads for all the tasting notes for our wines made in 2013. 2013 RS16 Riesling 2013 RS37 Riesling 2013 Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2013 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2013 Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2013 Woori Yallock Chardonnay 2013 Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2013 Wesburn Pinot Noir 2013 Coldstream Pinot Noir 2013 Yarra Junction Pinot Noir

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Mac Forbes Newsletter 2013

posted on: 10 March 2013

Some years seem to go a bit quicker than others. This last 12 months has flown by. While the release of our wines, if often a bit of a distraction from the day to day thrust of growing grapes and making wine, sometimes it is a good thing to take stock and reflect. I am really proud of this years release and what we have achieved in the last few …

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Watch a virtual flight over the Yarra Valley

posted on: 9 March 2013

View a virtual flight over the Yarra sub-regions narrated by Mac (http://www.macforbes.com). Thanks to Martin of http://www.vwmaps.com for the video development.

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2012 Tasting Notes

posted on: 30 December 2012

Please find below links for pdf downloads for all the tasting notes for our wines made in 2012. 2012 RS14 Riesling 2012 RS45 Riesling 2012 EB04 Riesling 2012 Hoddles Creek Chardonnay 2012 Seville Chardonnay 2012 Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2012 Woori Yallock Pinot Noir   2012 Gruyere Pinot Noir 2012 Coldstream Pinot Noir 2012 Yarra Junction Pinot Noir 2012 Hugh  

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Launch Night Drinks

Thursday 22 November 6-8pm

Celebrate the opening of our urban cellar door with us. Mailing list members only. RSVP to Mac at mac@macforbes.com. Cibi, 45 Keele St Collingwood