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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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