Through consistent dedication and tireless work for four generations, Zilzie has become not just a flourishing winery, but a gift to our family, the local community and to the world for generations to come.

What we’ve collectively built over time is more than just a career accomplishment. For us, the winery is a living, breathing entity representing years of passion and unity. A winery is a work of art crafted by not just farmers, but forward thinkers and innovators with a burning desire to create something memorable and long lasting.


Our primary ambition at Zilzie is to create the best possible wines from different regions of Australia for those special moments in your life.


Moments that will be remembered for a lifetime.


Our ancestors first landed their boots on this dusty property, just over 100 years ago.


With backbreaking perseverance, under the scorching Australian sun, four generations of our family have turned their hand to many an agricultural pursuit. In the early 80’s, Ian & Ross Forbes followed their instincts and converted the property to vineyards, setting our family and future on a new course.


The love for this land is in our blood, and managing the winery and one of the largest vineyards in the district with some 1700 acres under vine, is a family affair.


Brothers Andrew and Steven Forbes now manage the vineyards and winery.


It brings us great joy to watch our children take to the land as effortlessly as we did, enjoying the freedom and freshness of the property and the promise of another generation eager to carry on our passion for this land.