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Through consistent dedication and tireless work over the course of four generations, Zilzie Wines has not only flourished as a winery but has also become a lasting gift to our family, the local community, and the world for generations to come.

What we’ve collectively built over time extends beyond a career accomplishment. For us, the winery embodies a living, breathing entity that symbolises years of passion and unity.

A winery stands as a work of art meticulously crafted not only by farmers but also by forward thinkers and innovators, all driven by a burning desire to create something memorable and enduring.

At Zilzie Wines, our primary ambition is to craft the finest wines from various regions across Australia, meant for those exceptional moments in your life – moments that will be remembered for a lifetime.



Sunny days, mild nights, star-filled skies, and fertile soils are the ideal growing conditions for the 1700 acres of vineyard on the Zilzie property.

Furthermore, we also reach beyond our boundaries, seeking exceptional parcels of fruit from some of Australia’s best-known wine regions, including the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Coonawarra, and Yarra Valley.
Zilzie Vineyards

Acres under vine: 1700 acres
Tonnage: 60,000 tonnes
Soil: rich, red loam and limestone strata
Climate: Mediterranean climate with dry summers, mild winters and low humidity
Growing season rainfall: 130 – 150mm
Vintage: Mid January and finishes in late April
Picking: Machine harvesting takes place during the cool of the night
Vine row orientation: East/West
Longitude: 142.2459984
Latitude: -34.3423022
Varieties: Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Muscat Gordo Blanco, Petit Verdot, Colombard, Semillon





Creating a Sustainability Culture: By communicating, collaborating, and encouraging initiatives, we ensure that supporting the environment and sustainability becomes an inherent attribute of our team and community.

Sustainability Education: Our focus lies in raising awareness through education initiatives, packaging improvements, and promoting good sustainability practices.

Carbon Emissions & Energy Usage: Our commitment involves actively reducing carbon emissions and aiming for 100% renewable energy by 2027.

Water & Wastewater Management: We prioritise sustainable water management, optimising usage and implementing systems to reclaim, filter, and reuse wastewater.

Sourcing, Procurement & Supply Chain: We integrate our Environmental & Sustainability objectives into all sourcing tenders and supplier contracts, aligning with our commitments to Sustainable Wine Growing Certification and Sustainable Packaging Guideline goals.

Waste Management & Recycling: We are dedicated to actively practicing, promoting, and supporting “Reusable, Recyclable, or Compostable” initiatives. Our goal is to reduce problematic, unnecessary single-use plastics and waste.

Building a Sustainability Framework across the business: Our aim is to drive our Environment & Sustainability Strategy forward.

Monitoring, Measuring & Reporting: We proactively monitor, measure, and benchmark our performance against agreed targets and industry standards.

Zilzie Wines Sustainable Winegrowing Australia Certified


Given Zilzie Wine’s location, water conservation has remained a constant priority. Furthermore, continued efforts from the entire Zilzie team have led to a notable reduction in water usage. As a result, the average now stands impressively at 2.17 litres of water per litre of wine produced over a five-year period.


Zilzie’s commitment to water conservation and sustainability has evolved into a total Environmental Management Strategy. Zilzie are certified members of Sustainable Wine Growing Australia – the wine industry’s national environmental assurance program.

In addition to the above Zilzie is committed to supporting the Sustainability Packaging Guideline initiatives. The core components of our packaging are:

Glass bottles: on average are made from 30% recycled materials and are kerbside recyclable in most cities.

Cardboard cartons: are made from 100% recycled materials and are kerbside recyclable in most cities

Screwcaps: are made from 70% recycled aluminium.

Dividers: we have removed unnecessary dividers (where is it safe to do so) from 81% of our product range, with plans to increase this 90% over coming year. 

Lighter-weight Glass: We currently use Carbon Reduced or lighter weight glass across 72% of our wines, and will be looking to introduce even lighter weight glass across some products in 2023. Lighter weight glass requires less resources and energy during the production of each bottle and requires less energy during transportation.


Zilzie Wines Environment & Sustainability



Our ancestors first landed their boots on this dusty property, just over 100 years ago.

With backbreaking perseverance, under the scorching Australian sun, four generations of our family have turned their hand to many an agricultural pursuit. And in the early 80s, Ian & Roslyn Forbes followed their instincts and converted the property to vineyards, setting our family and future on a new course.

Zilzie Wines History
The love for this land runs deep in our blood, and the management of the winery, along with one of the largest vineyards in the district, encompassing around 1700 acres under vine, is truly a family affair. Presently, it’s brothers Andrew and Steven Forbes who oversee the vineyards and winery.

It brings us immense joy to witness our children embrace the land just as naturally as we did. They revel in the freedom and freshness of the property, embodying the promise of yet another generation eager to carry forward our unwavering passion for this land.
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    Our team are currently taking a well-deserved break, any orders placed through our online cellar door will be despatched when we resume operations on Wednesday, January 3rd 2024.

    We wish you a safe and happy festive season!

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    Orders & Shipments

    Please note that the recommended cut-off date for Christmas orders has now closed. Orders placed from now up until Thursday, 21st December will continue to be despatched, any orders following this date will be despatched when we resume operations on Wednesday, 3rd January 2024.

    We wish you a safe and happy festive season!