Mac Forbes and Ochota Barrels

Taras Ochota & Mac Forbes have carved a loyal following for their wines. Both represent Australia’s next-generation of winemakers. Those who expertly use their talent, knowledge and experience to produce wines that speak clearly of place whilst simultaneously scream to be drunk.

In Taras’s case, he will bottle single varietal wines from Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Gamay, Pinot Meunier (and others). Additionally he will also blend them all into one wine. As long as the finished product expresses itself well and you want to pour another glass. Then it's all ok

Mac Forbes takes a more 'classic' approach with varieties like Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. His understanding of the Yarra Valley and its many micro climates is incredible. The wines are modern, clean and transparent expressions of the sites he works with.

With just these two winemakers alone, the future of the Australian wines is in good hands.