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Introducing our Villages Tier

posted on: 1 June 2020

  For the first time since 2005 we have a new range to introduce you to, our ‘Villages’ tier (pronounced Vi-laj), which will sit between our Single Vineyard and Yarra tiers. You’ll see a number of chardonnay and pinot wines under the new Villages label. While we acknowledge ‘Villages’ is not a new concept, it is an unbelievably large undertaking for the Yarra Valley. Thankfully we are more excited than terrified. Reassuringly …

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Villages Wines Subregional Info & Tasting Notes

posted on: 1 June 2020

Yarra Valley Overview The Yarra Valley is a unique cool climate region. No one soil type, aspect or climate. The Yarra however possesses the thumbprint of stunningly pure wines of medium body with lifted perfume and firm detailed structure.  For some time, the simple breakdown of Yarra regions has been the Upper and Lower Yarra loosely separated by the Warburton Hwy. However, for some time, our eye (and tastebuds) have …

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Harvest 2020 has started!

posted on: 4 March 2020

Sunday 1st March marked the start of our 2020 harvest! Once again our most southerly vineyard in Gladysdale won line honours. We kicked this year off with a wonderful ‘Friends and Family Day’ followed by a BBQ lunch and a glass in the vines. It was a cracking way to start. Thank you to all who came and helped pick. Listen to Mac give a snapshot of the 2020 harvest.

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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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