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Ken Forrester Wines

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Great Chenin, Reds Are Over Aged

Known for excellent Chenin Blancs, they are the reason to stop here. Pass on the reds as they are... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2017
Green Valley, California
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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 March 19, 2018
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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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...more
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Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 855 2374
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Reviewed March 19, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 29, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed October 25, 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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JGraham12
Reviewed September 23, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed April 25, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank mrAndrew_10
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ParvCh
Reviewed February 17, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
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