You're not drinking one year's vintage
You’re drinking 30 years of Forrest.
Everything that is good about Marlborough
is encapsulated in this range of wines.
Fresh, flavourful and pristine with a strong
sense of place, these wines express the
best both grape variety and region has to offer.
New grape varieties, alternative winemaking techniques and select parcels of fruit all qualify to create very special wines under this unique label.
Otago, New Zealand, a region rich in stunning alpine landscapes and warming summer sunshine. Otago is steeped in early New Zealand history and our ‘TattyBogler’ (Scottish scarecrow) shown on the label of our wines pays homage to the Scottish settlers of the region, pioneers who braved the harsh environment to carve a living from the land.
A collection of ultra premium wines with great integrity and purity of flavour, which clearly reflect their sense of place. This collection is about the continuous quest to capture the best of the land, the vines and vintage has to offer from throuhgout New Zealand.
“Making wine is a very personal endeavour, yet one winemakers love to share. For me, winemaking combines my exuberant personality and scientist’s love of experimentation with a continuous quest to capture the best the land, the vines and vintage has to offer. I am proud to share these wines with you.”
Dr John Forrest
Dr John Forrest
Dr John William Forrest was born (1955) and bred in Marlborough, New Zealand. A PhD in Neurophysiology decided to become a wine grower and returned to Marlborough in 1988 to establish Forrest Wines alongside his wife Brigid. Lower alcohol and screw cap pioneer, he is known for pushing the boundaries in New Zealand wine.
Dr Brigid Forrest
Alongside the day-to-day involvement in the vineyard, winery and administration, Brigid has served 30 years as a medical doctor working in General Practice, specialising in pregnancy care, birth and families, and then as a community geriatrician managing the physical and mental health of older people and then Hospice, ensuring that people can live life fully to the very end.
General Manager / Winemaker
Masters in Oenology from Adelaide University, Beth brings with her a wealth of knowledge, vibrancy, youth and an infectious passion for winemaking, continuing the innovative, cutting edge and the sometimes mad scientist theories that have made Forrest what it is today.