The Family...

forbes family

Four generations...

Our ancestors first landed their boots on this dusty property, nearly 100 years ago

With backbreaking perseverance, under the scorching Australian sun, four generations of my family have turned their hand to many an agricultural pursuit. In the early 80’s, mum and dad followed their instincts and converted the property to vineyards, setting our family and future on a new course.

It's not just a farm, it's a home. The boys had mud fights and rode bmx bikes in the same soil they now grow Shiraz and Chardonnay in. Ros Forbes - Mum

The love for this land is in our blood, and managing the winery and one of the largest vineyards in the district with some 1200 acres under vine, is a family affair. Mum and Dad are the heart and soul and under their watchful eye, my brother Steven and I now manage the vineyards and winery.

It brings us great joy to watch our children take to the land as effortlessly as we did, enjoying the freedom and freshness of the property and the promise of another generation eager to carry on our passion for this land.


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To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000). For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500).
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