You're not drinking one year's vintage
You’re drinking 30 years of Forrest.
The Forrest winery was launched in 1988 by John and Brigid Forrest and was one of the first 10 wineries in the Marlborough region. With 22 years of winegrowing experience and a hands-on approach to growing, making and marketing wines, the Doctors’ are unique, owning vineyards in Marlborough, Otago and Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay – New Zealand’s premier terroir! Dr John brings to winemaking the discipline of a scientist and his own exuberant artistic flair, focusing on making premium wines that reflect the land they are grown upon.
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.