Ken Forrester Wines

Ken Forrester Wines, Stellenbosch: Hours, Address, Ken Forrester Wines Reviews: 4.5/5

Ken Forrester Wines
4.5
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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1-2 hours
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Aidan Karl van den Heever
Kuils River, South Africa2 contributions
Excellent experience and tasting
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 8 November 2020
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Ian K
Bangkok, Thailand487 contributions
Excellent Wine Tasting, Beautiful Farm
Mar 2020
Of all the wineries we visited in Stellenbosch, this is probably our favourite. The collection of delicious wines, combined with a beautiful pastoral setting, and knowledgeable staff made the experience perfect.

We came in expecting a 'normal' wine tasting, but were treated to a unique "off the books" tasting, curated by our server. It may have been because it was still early in the day, and it wasn't too busy, but we were thrilled all the same.

The tasting consisted of 5 wines, including some very expensive special vintages, and even one that wasn't available on the sales sheet, yet. All of them were exceptional, so much so that we bought two bottles to take home with us.

I spoke briefly with Mr. Ken Forrester himself, and chatted about the estate, the industry, and the worldwide market. He was a very congenial man, and our chat made the experience all the more personal.

Well done, Ken Forrester Wines!

Highly recommended.
Written 25 March 2020
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keithamara
St Ives, UK391 contributions
Lovely wines great location
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 7 March 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 9 March 2020
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Terry Wilson
1 contribution
Ken Forrester wine estate
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 14 February 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 16 February 2020
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Michelle munyanyi
3 contributions
Wine tasting
Feb 2020 • Couples
A great place to go and have wonderful wine.Served by marina, very sweet and knowledgeable..My boyfriend enjoyed his white wines while i totally enjoyed my red wine..we got ourselves a bottle which we are having now🤣...
Written 1 February 2020
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Thank you for your review! We are glad that you had a great time at the winery. Please do visit again. Warm Regards, KF Wines
Written 16 February 2020
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hiltontait
Johannesburg, South Africa357 contributions
King of Chenins
Dec 2019 • Couples
Had an enjoyable wine tasting experience at this estate made better by a knowledgeable Vuyo, the sommelier and host. He had a great sense of humour, was interesting and knowledgeable and assisted us.
Pleasant surroundings and vineyards right outside the tasting room.
Written 18 December 2019
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Thank you for your review! Vuyo is one of our best hosts and we are thrilled that he (as always) made an impression. Please do visit again. Warm Regards, KF Wines
Written 16 February 2020
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Yolande K
Wellington, South Africa414 contributions
Saturday wine tasting
Oct 2019
Great place to unwind and taste some good wines. We tasted the Petit wine range and it was lovely. The wine prices are also not too bad so I ended up buying a bottle and if you do you get a wine tasting for free. Even though it is close to the road you can't see it at all. You are surrounded by trees, green lawns and horses. Great place to visit to escape.
Written 13 October 2019
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Dear Yolande, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience at the winery. If you travelled from afar, then we wish you a safe journey onwards. If you are a local, then please visit us again soon. We strive to improve our service offering and over customer experience. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve then please send us a message on any of the social media platforms or alternatively please email us at info@kenforresterwines.com Thank you. KF Team.
Written 14 October 2019
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mortun1954
3 contributions
Women's Day
Aug 2019
Went for the first time was a little disappointed with the entrance as wanted to feel welcomed on this special day, found a table no music was playing overall seems closed and unwelcoming, had glass of champagne 🥂 started to feel in the mood the fashion show was very interesting some lovely clothes, nibbles were good but not enough compared to the amount of wine we were drinking, would have like d a raffle or something to get involved in or games for charity, overall the staff were awesome lovely wines the Merlot was excellent my favourite wine, overall the morning was excellent can't wait to go back and do a proper wine tasting experience thank you to all involved in today's experience
Written 9 August 2019
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Vivian M
Shenley4 contributions
Beautiful wine
Jul 2019 • Friends
Fantastic place with wonderful wine and amazing and knowledgeable staff who were also charming. . It was a wonderful experience .
Written 15 July 2019
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Dear Vivian, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had a great experience at our winery. Please do visit us again soon. Regards, KF Wines.
Written 20 July 2019
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WarrenMWalker
Cape Town, South Africa158 contributions
Very relaxing
Jul 2019 • Couples
When it comes to wine we like to enjoy ourselves at our pace and the friendly staff allowed us to do just that.

A blanket was provided at the day was long and sun was setting. The views were beautiful and the mood great.

Oh yet, forgot all about the wines. Great selection to choose from. We recommend the FMC Chenin Blanc
Written 12 July 2019
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Dear Warren, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback. Please do visit us again soon. Regards, KF Wines.
Written 20 July 2019
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