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Mac Forbes

Yarra Valley, Australia | website

One of the brightest lights in the current crop of Australian winemakers, Mac Forbes, has spent most of his life in the Yarra Valley. He was born and raised in the region, so it probably comes as no surprise that he has become one of its greatest champions in his adult life. He has done more than pretty much anyone to shine a light on the Yarra Valley’s unique and distinctive sub regions, and it’s thanks to Mac that places like Woori Yallock, Wesburn and Hoddles Creek are slowly but surely becoming known throughout the world. His efforts are typical of the increasingly wide discussions on the diversity and quality of fine Australian wine that are helping to shape the modern perception of the industry.