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“Nice wine stop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Forrest Wines Cellar Door

Forrest Wines Cellar Door
19 Blicks Road, Renwick 7204, New Zealand
03 5729084
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Renwick
Type: Wineries
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Owner description: Our Marlborough winery and tasting room are nestled in amongst our vineyards in the heart of Sauvignon Blanc country just outside of the town of Renwick.At the entrance to Forrest wines stands a prominent stone wall built of the very stones that come from the surrounding area of the Wairau Valley. Beyond the wall the drive way winds through our oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard, over the small stone bridge and into a beautiful park setting, with willow trees and a duck pond, picnic tables, badminton, tennis and patenque.The atmosphere is relaxed and family-friendly, with toys for children of all ages. You may even catch a glimpse of Frankie the family Border Collie, she is so welcoming. The tasting room has a casual kiwi feel with couches, bean bags and outdoor furniture. A large variety of wines is on offer, a chance to taste a couple of your favourites or be adventurous and try a tasting tray with your choice of six wines. We pride ourselves on providing informative discussions about our wines, winemaking and our region. A selection of picnic nibbles is available for light lunches with cheeses, antipasto, smoked mussels and more. Please ask the cellar door staff.Wine tours of the vineyard and winery are available by appointment.Open 7 days 10am-4.30pm2011 Holidays - Closed on these dates below: New Year's Day 1st JanuaryGood Friday 22nd AprilMarlborough Anniversary Day 31st OctoberChristmas Day 25th DecemberBoxing Day 26th DecemberMarlborough has one of the world’s greatest wine trails: fabulous wine, breathtaking scenery, a warm climate and relaxed people clustered in one small grape growing region (approximately 14 x 7 kilometres). More than fifty wineries offer a variety of wine, food and entertainment. You can either drive, take a guided bus tour, or hire a bicycle and pedal your way around the vineyards via the Marlborough Cycle Network Renwick Route.
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Nice wine stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

A very novel way to have a wine sampling session - you pay $10 I think and get to choose 6 wines from a list - generous pourings - water and crackers to refresh the palette as you work your way around the numbered glasses. Very lovely surroundings and a very knowledgeable (and I suspect the owner) host - Will go back there again. - Must see!

Visited January 2013
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“Late wine tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Lovely cellar door and the chowder was wonderful on a slightly chilly day! We cycled there a little late in the day but still enjoyed the cellar door service.

Visited December 2012
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Kabu
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good wine, cozy tasting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This winery was really friendly and had good wine (especially red which was a nice change for this region). The wines were a bit more pricey, but the tasting was free :)

Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Tasting Wine Platter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a fabulous idea. Select the wine you wish to taste from those available on the day - they make up a platter of 6 and you can taste at your leisure.
Whitestone cheese and olives available to purchase as well.
Definitely recommend.

Visited October 2012
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great cellar door and wines!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I enjoys taking friends to this winery because of the tasting trays. You can sit back and appreciate their array of wines at your own pace. Bridget and John are friendly and always supporting community ventures.

Visited February 2012
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