Zilzie Wines

New South Wales | Murray Darling

James' Review

The Forbes family has been farming since the early 1900s. Zilzie is currently run by Roslyn Forbes and sons Steven and Andrew, the diverse range of farming activities now solely focused on grapegrowing from substantial vineyards. Having established a dominant position as a supplier of grapes to Southcorp, Zilzie formed a wine company in '99 and built a winery in 2000, expanding it to its current capacity of 60 000 tonnes. The wines consistently far exceed expectations, given their enticing prices, that consistency drive the substantial production volume in an extremely competitive market. The business includes contract processing, winemaking and storage. Exports to the UK, Canada, Hong Kong and China.

About

Family owned and run by Roslyn Forbes and her sons Steven & Andrew, Zilzie Wines was established in 1999 after the Forbes Vineyards had already earned the family a dominant position as a supplier of grapes to large local wineries for over a decade. The Forbes family have farmed the Zilzie Estate since the early 1900s and after establishing their first vineyards in the mid 80’s they are now exclusively devoted to grape growing and winemaking, and have converted over 600 hectares of the magnificent property to premium vineyards. Zilzie Wines are dedicated to producing the best fruit in the Murray Darling region as well as hand selecting premium parcels of fruit from other prominent Australian wine regions including the Barossa, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Yarra Valley, Clare Valley & Adelaide Hills. Their wines are crafted by a passionate team of winemakers embracing the essence of Life Creates the Moments (we create the wine) with consumer delight at the heart of what they do. Whilst there are the obvious environmental and economic needs for change, it is Andrew and Steven’s commitment to leaving the property in a healthy and sustainable state for their children that lead to the move toward renewable energy resources and the recent installation of a 1.06MW ground and roof-mount solar system (one of the largest single site systems in the Australian wine industry). Their current capacity is just over 60,000 tonnes. In addition to producing their own premium brands for the domestic and export markets, their business includes contract processing, winemaking and storage.

Specialities

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Colombard, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Prosecco (Glera)

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Zilzie Wines are distributed by:
Fesq and Company in VIC, NSW, QLD and ACT.
Options Wine Company in SA and NT.
Distinctive Wine and Spirits in WA.
Swallow Liquor Merchants in TAS.

International Sales Information

For all international sales enquiries please contact Matt Turner via mattturner@zilziewines.com

Stockist

Zilzie Wines can be found in great restaurants and bars, and in independent retailers. Zilzie also works closely with Coles liquor group to range a variety of products for everyday enjoyment.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Jonathan Creek
Established 1999
Dozens NFP
Vineyards (area) 666 ha
Opening Hours Not
Address 544 Kulkyne Way, Karadoc, Vic 3496
Telephone (03) 5025 8100
Website www.zilziewines.com