Our Block wines are made from small, carefully selected parcels of the best old vine fruit from the Forest Hill Property including the original 1965 vines. Cane pruned and hand harvested, these special blocks are very low yielding due to age and relying only on natural rainfall. If the vintage proves to be challenging for a variety, we will not make a Block wine that season. The Block wines are powerful yet refined and elegant, and will reward cellaring.
The original Forest Hill old blocks with contributions from select parcels of the best younger vineyards on the property are used in the crafting of the Estate Wines. Varietal and distinctive to the sites they are grown, these wines purvey fruit purity and definition. Our Estate Wines express our history but also excite us in what we are seeing from our emerging sites.
Forest Hill Vineyard is not only the oldest cool climate Vineyard in Western Australia, but also planted on one of the Mt Barker regions first farms. Settled in the 1840’s, Highbury Fields is a site of historical agricultural significance in the Great Southern, which over the past century has been farmed for apples, dairy, grains, lamb and wool.Purchased over 15 years ago, the Highbury Fields property is today producing exceptional fruit with the dry-grown vineyards occupying the best soils on this historic property.