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Ken Forrester Wines

Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 855 2374
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Terrible service - will never be back

After about 40 minutes we had only tasted 1 wine. We were a table of 4 and there was 1 other couple... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Awesome Chenin Blancs!!

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

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Stellenbosch, South Africa
via mobile
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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 good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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Cnr R44 and Winery Road, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 855 2374
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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

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 18 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

1  Thank Stefan T
Reviewed 7 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

Thank 704janineg
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I tasted wines here. There is a fee but if you buy bottles per taster it is waived. They allow you to sit on the patio and they bring you the wines you ask to taste one at a time. I saw other people eating...More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Wines are really good, with a lot of different tastes. While you are tasting, you can add a cheese platter which is really attractive, and just relax yourself. People are nice and helpful. Prices are very affordable : R60 for tasting 6 wines, a lot...More

1  Thank Neyrith
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank lisasplaces
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had the joy of experiencing one of Ken's Chenin Blancs in Chicago. From there, I was connected with Ken Forrester Wines to help me better understand S. African wine during my visit to Cape Town. From Alette who so kindly and generously offered to...More

1  Thank TheGratefulExplorer
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite of all the tastings we did during our recent visit to the area. Very friendly people and a gorgeous location in the garden for tasting. Very relaxed and relaxing. The wine was excellent and so was the cheeseboard and freshly made...More

1  Thank Phil W
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