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Ken Forrester Wines

Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 855 2374
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Buying a case of wine clearly wasn't reason enough to be nice to my English husband. The managar... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Excellent experience

Informed staff with interesting South African wines to sample. The setting was superior to the wine... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
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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 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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 855 2374
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 29 October 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.

1  Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 25 October 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.

1  Thank JGraham12
Reviewed 23 September 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.

Thank LeanneBeattie
Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank WineEng
Reviewed 25 April 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

1  Thank mrAndrew_10
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank ParvCh
Reviewed 17 February 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

2  Thank Stefan T
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

You can get a bit confused visiting all the different wine farms and quite a lot have expanded and become restaurants and the tasting takes second place. This is the exception, it's just a wine farm, it's wonderful, beautiful environment, relaxed with really knowledgable people...More

Thank 1sammi
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Thought to meet a friend at KF for a quick wine tasting. Went into tasting room and asked staff if we can do a tasting. We went to sit outside and waited about 20 mins before anyone attended to us. We then chose the wines...More

1  Thank 704janineg
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