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2015 Newsletter

posted on: 5 August 2015

Another busy year. We’re gearing up for the release of our 2014 pinots and chardonnays. As we continue to build on our understanding of these pretty amazing and certainly exciting sites, we can say that 2014 offered us a fresh perspective due to such a cool November. The 2014 wines are impressive. Not overdone but loaded with depth and purity. 

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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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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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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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