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Address: Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: 27218552374
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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
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Situated on the slopes below the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South...

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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Good wine and beautiful spot - and a wine dog!

Another great stop (I don't think we had a bad one in SA wine country!). We were the only two people there on this late morning. The wine was quite nice. Unfortunately, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great stop (I don't think we had a bad one in SA wine country!). We were the only two people there on this late morning. The wine was quite nice. Unfortunately, the woman pouring was just filling in and didn't know anything about the wines. They had a sweet dog named Max. We ended up purchasing a couple bottles... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Went to estate for wine tasting. Had the platter with the wines. Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend to all who do not have the time to visit large number of estates.

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Thank CMJGoose
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

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 

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Potchefstroom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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.

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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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 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank jules601
Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Tilly T
Graaff-reinet, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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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

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

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 

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