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2016 Chardonnay awarded Gold

2016 Chardonnay awarded Gold Medal at the 2017 Royal Sydney Wine Show – 95 points

Royal Queensland Wine Show Gold

The 2016 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc awarded Gold at the 2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Trophy`s & Gold at the 2016 Australian Small Winemakers Show

Trophy| Champion Red Wine | 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Trophy| Champion Viticulturist | Kevin McKay | 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon | Gold
2016 Sauvignon Blanc | Gold
2016 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc | Silver
2014 Yelverton Reserve Cabernet | Silver

Adelaide Wine Show Result 2016

Gold Medal – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold Medal – 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Silver Medal – 2016 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Silver Medal – 2015 Chardonnay

TROPHY for 2014 Yelverton Reserve Cabernet

2014 Yelverton Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wins “GOLD” at The Royal Brisbane Wine Show 2016, and awarded the “TROPHY” for the Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine of Show

Gold Medal for 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Forester Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon wins GOLD at the Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016
Congratulations to our wine making team; Kevin, Todd and Vivek!

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon wins GOLD

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon wins “GOLD” at The Royal Brisbane Wine Show 2016

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon wins “GOLD” at The International Wine Challenge 2016

“The IWC is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges”

2015 Awards

The Ray Jordan Wine Guide Reviews are out for 2016,  once again Forester has achieved some excellent results.

93 Points – Forester Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015
“Pungent and powerful opening of intense tropical and slightly grassy fruit. It’s a good indicator to the wine that follows. All deep and flavoursome fruit on a fresh and zippy, slightly minerally palate. Crisp fine acid to finish. Right on the money.”

93 Points – Forester Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
“This is a high-class, serious cabernet sauvignon. Masses of powerful fruit are supported by some substantial oak treatment, yet this is well managed and well weighted. Dusty notes of black olive and riper, richer blackcurrant on the nose. The palate builds towards a very long finish supported by sinewy tannins and fine grained savoury oak.”

92 Points – Forester Estate Chardonnay 2014
“A subtle and refined chardonnay displaying some of the very best qualities of this region. Like the understated oak and the integration with the mealy grapefruit character. It’s seamless and balanced through to its very long finish. Creamy texture with generous stone fruit flavours..”

90 Points – Forester Estate Cabernet Merlot 2013
“Highly perfumed aromas of leafy blackcurrant and cedary oak with a slice or two of rich fruitcake. The palate is soft, supple and so generous with its rich dark fruit flavours. The tannins add a structural dimension and the oak brings some nice toasty influences to bear. Lovely wine.”

89 Points Forester Estate Shiraz 2013
“Rather appealing medium-bodied shiraz displaying some typical regional characters. Loads of spices with a decent sprinkle of black pepper over the ripe plum characters. Soft and generous palate with supple ripe tannins and a little edge of savoury oak. It comes together rather well as a shorter-term drinking wine”


Gold Medal Forester Estate 2013 Cabernet Merlot at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015

95 Points for Forester Estate 2014 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc – James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines 2014

95 Points for Forester Estate 2014 Sauvignon Blanc – James Halliday

95 Point Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The review is in and James Halliday has given our Sauvignon Blanc 2013 an impressive 95 points.

“Rating: 95 $26.99 Drink by: 2015 Alc: 13.5%

Hand-picked estate-grown Home Block grapes were cooled overnight; 43% cold-fermented in stainless steel using a yeast tailor-made for sauvignon blanc, the remainder fermented in used French barriques, 14% with wild yeast. Purity is the watchword for this wine, its green pea, grass and nettle flavours largely hiding an undertow of tropical notes, the package accelerating on the powerful finish.

Margaret River”

WOW what an impressive year 2013 was for our wines

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

BLUE GOLD & TOP 100 – Sydney International Wine Show 2014

GOLD – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013

93 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014

4.5 Stars and TOP in Category – Winestate New Releases


Cabernet Merlot 2011

Silver Medal – Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show 2013

Silver Medal – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2013

Silver Medal – Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013

91 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014


Shiraz 2010

GOLD – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013

Silver Medal – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2013


Sauvignon Blanc 2013

GOLD – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013

Silver Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2013

91 Points – Wine Showcase Magazine new release tasting


Chardonnay 2011

Silver Medal Outstanding – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2013, second consecutive year.

93 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014


Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

GOLD – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013

92 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2014


Home Block Shiraz 2010

GOLD – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2013