Mac Forbes

Victoria | Yarra Valley

Our Review

Mac Forbes cut his teeth at Mount Mary, where he was winemaker for several years before heading overseas in ’02. He spent 2 years in London working for Southcorp in a marketing role, then travelled to Portugal and Austria to gain further experience. He returned to the Yarra Valley prior to the ’05 vintage, purchasing grapes to make his own wines. Today, Mac makes a Victorian range and a Yarra Valley range from grower fruit, and a single-vineyard range from his own sites, which have been increasing and improving through trial and error since he got his hands on the Woori Yallock vineyard in ’11. They have been dry farmed since ’15, with a move towards organics from ’17. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Hannah Hodges
Viticulturalist Owen Littlejohns
Region Yarra Valley
Address 770 Healesville - Koo Wee Rup Rd, Healesville, Vic 3777
Established 2004
Dozens 8000
Vineyards (area) 13 ha
Opening Hours 1st Sat of the month 11-4
Telephone 0484 091 031