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Ken Forrester Vineyards, Stellenbosch

Situated on the slopes of 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.

Over the years our range of top-quality wines has received wide national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades and are broadly available in reputable restaurants and wine retailers around the globe.

Ken Forrester’s philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually-made wines that suitably complement a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.

We strive to manage our vineyards in an organic, sustainable manner. Our workplace environment and work ethic should be a shining light in the industry. 
Our winemaking is targeted at three distinctly different tiers, two of which are available in New Zealand. 
The entry-level consists of the Petit range - inexpensive wines, crafted for everyday drinking, wines to be opened and enjoyed lightheartedly after a day at work or with a friend. expression of the nature of the fruit.
The Reserve wines: from older vineyards, show more depth of character and concentration; ideal food wines, with structure and elegance.
The Icons: our single parcel vines, where an older, special vineyard like a small postage stamp on the map, produces exceptional fruit and extremely low yields.  Here we attempt to make a statement of purity, intensity, complex concentration of fruit and elegant balance.  These wines are crafted in small quantities and consistently score extremely high points across the Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast ratings every year. 


  • Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018

    Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018

    Tasting notes:Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavours from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the...

  • Ken Forrester Sparklehorse 2015

    Ken Forrester Sparklehorse 2015

    Tasting NotesKen Forrester Wines has a superb reputation for Chenin Blanc, and his first sparkling wine, made in the classic tradition, is no exception.Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc Food SuggestionsAn ideal bubbly to...

  • Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2010

    Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2010

    The character is somewhat “wild”; a little brambly with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, dark spices, with vanilla scents and a distinct, concentrated red-fruit focus. Great for laying down and keeping for at least ten...

  • The FMC Forrester Meinert Chenin Blanc 2012

    The FMC Forrester Meinert Chenin Blanc 2012

    tasting notes The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an iconic chenin blanc, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. ageing...

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