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Address: Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: 27218552374
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:30 pm - 12:00 am

Situated on the slopes below the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of...

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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Laid back, easy living

Water tinkles from a fountain in the background, repurposed shipping palettes and wine barrel lids form the tables, bright primary-coloured cushions are artfully propped on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Water tinkles from a fountain in the background, repurposed shipping palettes and wine barrel lids form the tables, bright primary-coloured cushions are artfully propped on the chairs - and contemporary artwork (for sale) hangs on the walls. And that's just the outside... wait until you head into the tasting room! The welcome is warm: there may even be a friendly... More 

Thank FionaMcDonald
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didnt plan to stop here but on the spur of the moment decided to visit this winery. The setting where you taste the wine is lovely. The service was very friendly and welcoming. We loved the wines and bought some home for special occasions. Highly recommended.

Thank lindafrompotch
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We visited Ken Forrester yesterday for a wine tasting, and its was lovely. A very rustic setting on a pretty stoep, lots of red geraniums in flower. The wine tasting was very informal and extremely enjoyable. I loved the Old Vine Reserve Chenin blanc - delicious and my partner , who is normally a Pinotage drinker, loved the Merlot Reserve.... More 

Thank CheshireJilly
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This was my favourite wine tasting experience out of 5 places in Stellenbosch. The wines are superb and they have a lovely dessert wine which amazingly is not too sweet. Shawn was brilliant with the tasting sessions.

Thank jules601
Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had heard ken was the king of Chenin blanc etc etc... Obviously he employ's a great marketing team. We were a group of 10, from all parts of the globe, we all enjoy the finer things in life, we call ourselves the supreme beings of leisure.. It was the first wine farm we've visited were not one of us... More 

Thank Tilly T
Graaff-reinet, South Africa
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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had an appointment for early morning, at Ken Forrester, for a tasting, which turned into a whole morning! We started with the newly packaged bubbly and didn't stop until we had sampled our way through a lovely cheese and other produce board and all the cultivars. Left loaded with wine, pears on wine, etc.

Thank Almare F
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was our last stop on a day long Wine Tour & we enjoyed a leisurely tasting in the shade. Our taste guide was knowledgeable & it was fun amongst ourselves to "disagree" about our favourites, especially when less expensive wines proved more popular than their dearer ones

Thank Sarah C
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We spent a pleasant hour or so sampling 6 of the wines along with a cheese board for lunch. The gardens are shaded which was a blessing from the hot summer sun. The service was great and helped create a very relaxed and special way to spend our holiday. We bought a few bottles of the Petit range which were... More 

Thank Jules B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Wines are fantastic, but stay away from 69 Winery Road - service is non-existent and food is mediocre at best.

Thank Colleen T
Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending a wine tasting at Ken Forrester wines, I have to admit that Inspite of having visited most of the other wine farms in the area I had not had the pleasure to visit this one. Big mistake! Should have gone there a long time ago! What a pleasant surprise it was to find such... More 

Thank PaschaCapeTown

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