Ken Forrester Wines
Ken Forrester Wines
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
About
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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Terry Wilson
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Such a wonderful environment. We have visited so many wine estates over the last two weeks but this wine estate has something unique. I loved the ambiance, such a welcoming feel like we have come home. Loved the wines and I would recommend this Wine Estate without hesitation. The hosts are friendly and warm and we leave this place with very fond memories of a special time at Ken Forrester Wine Estate.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thank you for your wonderful review! Not only do we pride ourselves on our wines but also our service. We are thrilled that your experience at Ken Forrester Wines met your expectations. Please do visit again. Warm regards, KF Wines
Written February 16, 2020
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cliffordius1
Cape Town Central, South Africa158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Had a glorious winter afternoon in the tasting room. Magnificent cheese platter and wine with our charming hostess Jess. Got my hands on a good few bottles of their award winning Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc as well as their pricier but delicious Three Halves Red Blend. Definitely recommended !
Written July 13, 2022
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Aidan Karl van den Heever
Kuils River, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Excellent service and knowledge during a tasting. The 'best of both worlds' tasting is a real winner. I recommed the FMC (old vine as well), and the Renegade and the Gypsy are great reds as well. Excellent experience and value for money.
Written November 8, 2020
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JGoosen
Chintsa East, South Africa56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
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.
Written December 31, 2015
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keithamara
St Ives, UK490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a great location to taste some lovely wines. Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc is particularly good, particularly the FMC. Great tasting.
Written March 7, 2020
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Thank you for your review! We strive to provide a great experience here at KF wines and am to learn that we "hit the mark". Please do visit again.
Written March 9, 2020
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mrAndrew_10
Madrid, Spain5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 any and all other admin - poor guy! We will not be back.
Written April 25, 2017
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stefanthiel
Wiesbaden, Germany463 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
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 upgraded and welcomes guests to stay for tastings.
Written February 18, 2017
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lisasplaces
Leeds, UK10,374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
I'm not sure why I've never visited this winery. But I'm so glad I eventually visited on a beautiful spring day.
I was there primarily to try the different Chenin's, as of course Ken Forrester is the master of Chenin!
However, the very friendly lady in the tasting room, persuaded me to try much more!
The highlight was definitely the one off 'Dirty Little Secret". What an exceptional wine.
I was offered as many wines as I wanted to taste, and lots of information was given for each wine. The whole range is available to taste at just R60, which is waived if you buy 2 bottles
It's a lovely setting inside and you can see through to the cellar.
Definitely include if you are tasting in the Heldeberg area.
Written October 18, 2016
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CheshireJilly
Gordon's Bay, South Africa179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
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. A great way to laze away a sunny afternoon.
Written October 7, 2015
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Andrew S
Johannesburg, South Africa661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Business
If you're looking to try a different South African wine, look no further than Ken Forrester's wines. They are very reasonably priced for an excellent product. Having been privileged enough to meet Ken, his warm friendly hospitality and passion for his wines make this choice even sweeter.
Written June 26, 2014
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