Other Wine Stuff

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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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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