You're not drinking one year's vintage
You’re drinking 30 years of Forrest.
The story of Forrest will always be firmly connected to the world-class wine-growing region of Marlborough.
For many generations, the family have called this land their home. Even when John and Brigid Forrest led successful scientific research and medicine careers, they left it all behind to try their hand at a reasonably green New Zealand wine industry in the late 1980s.
With their first vintage coming in 1990 — the result of an over-filled red wine fermenter “accidentally” birthing a trophy-winning Merlot Rosé — Forrest has been enjoying success after success ever since.
Fast forward over 30 years, and Forrest is set for generations.
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.