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Ken Forrester Wines

Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 855 2374
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The king of Chenin Blanc

A small tasting room with tables facing the vineyards. Optional snack platters accompany great... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Harry R
Wine tasting

Upon arrival on this farm, one is greeted with beautiful scenery and the most lovely wines. The... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
sjoblomdarryl
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Situated on the slopes below the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch. Our vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc, and we have numerous awards and accolades for chenin as well as some of the finest Rhone Blends in the country. Come and meet the dogs, horses, geese and ducks as you relax under the shade of the oak trees with amazing views and wonderful wines. The tasting room is open 6 days a week and lunches and dinners are available at 96 Winery Road. Restaurant almost next to the vineyards, frequently rated as the best restaurant in Stellenbosch Ken's philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted wines that compliment a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value. Do come and enjoy some traditional warm South African hospitality with us.
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Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

A small tasting room with tables facing the vineyards. Optional snack platters accompany great Chenin Blanc and Rhone style blends. Forrester's Dirty Little Secret bottling is well worth an extra fee.

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Upon arrival on this farm, one is greeted with beautiful scenery and the most lovely wines. The wine tasting was very good with the winery offering very affordable wines when compared to others in the area. Definately worth a visit as it is so relaxing...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Buying a case of wine clearly wasn't reason enough to be nice to my English husband. The managar helping us was an Afrikaans lady and as soon as my husband spoke english she was uncomfortable and rude she did not know I was Afrikaans as...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Informed staff with interesting South African wines to sample. The setting was superior to the wine we tasted but I really enjoyed sipping outside on a beautiful day..... I would recommend a visit particularly if you favor whites.

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

a real no bells and whistles wine farm with superb wines at excellent prices. we tried 5 wines from there petit range all very reasonably priced so much so we bought a bottle.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

I absolutely loved tasting all the Chenin at Ken Forrester. What a beautiful setting, right on the vineyard. I also enjoyed driving just next door to the 96 Winery Road Restaurant. The service was excellent. An enjoyable day for summer or winter months.

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Known for excellent Chenin Blancs, they are the reason to stop here. Pass on the reds as they are sold/served past their prime. The FMC is probably their best offering and worth the drive if in the area. Casual and relaxed, this is not a...More

Thank WineEng
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

After about 40 minutes we had only tasted 1 wine. We were a table of 4 and there was 1 other couple waiting to taste, so not at all busy. There was only 1 member of staff doing tastings, sales, answering the phone and doing...More

1  Thank mrAndrew_10
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely wine tasting with wonderful Chenins, good service (from Shaun) and nice cheese platter. Lovely setting.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The FMC has been our favorite for many years now. It is one of the world's best, thus always awarded Chenin Blancs. This year, a new wine, Dirty Little Secret, also drew our attentiona and we can highly recommend it. The outside patio/area was nicely...More

2  Thank Stefan T
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