Mac Forbes Winery

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770 Healesville Koo Wee Rup Road
Healesville VIC 3777
Australia
Phone: 03 9818 8099
Mobile: 0432 234 927
Fax: 03 9818 8299
Email: mac@macforbes.com

Mac Forbes isn't afraid to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture and winemaking.

Eight small vineyards (Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Ranges) are hand tended with the focus being plant and soil health. This respect for soil, vine and environment continues in the winery where fruit balance, purity and minimal inputs are considered paramount in allowing for maximum vineyard expression. Winemaking is old fashioned and thoughtful with each parcel of fruit handled separately.

The Yarra Valley comprises a number of sub-regions, providing a platform for pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and cabernets. The elevated Strathbogie Ranges is cool and dry growing some of the most pure and distinctive riesling in the world.

Mac Forbes first donned the overalls in France at 19 years of age where he worked vintage, then he did the Roseworthy winemaking thing, spent some time at iconic Yarra Valley winery Mount Mary and now he's making booze up in the Yarra with convincing retro-modern attitude.

He's bringing on his old world experience and making some wine in Austria, where he built a following as a savvy young consultant. While Mac's wines are never in a rush, we wish we could say the same about Mac. Somehow Mac manages to be in control with a million things on the go all at once. Producing great booze is the ambition and everything else is there to support this goal.

 

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