Ken Forrester

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 and other premium award-winning wines. Over the years we've created a special brand of hospitality reflected in the list of wines which have been poured at numerous grand events including the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the 85th birthday of our own icon, previous President Nelson Mandela. Our range of top quality wines has received massive national and international acclaim with literally hundreds of awards and accolades over the last 16 years and are broadly available in well-reputed restaurants and exported to 14 countries around the globe. So please do come visit and share our view on quality!

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

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  • Hi everyone! What a fantastic website! Looking forward to getting to know you all and having a great time chatting about wine! It's such a pity that it's very difficult for us down here in South Africa to get American wines... I'm trying my best though, recently got my sweaty palms on some Ridge Santa Cruz Cabernet and some Haskell Shiraz. Love... Read More

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  • Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch 2008


    Expect some earthy minerality mixed with tropical fruit and fig aromas. The wine exhibits complexity with ripe fruit and a crisp, dry finish of melon and pineapple. The slight acid makes this wine a good pair for fried fish or chicken. Read More

    Wine review by David Kohl

  • Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2005


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    Wine review by yellwsub

  • I'm just starting to try wine. Are there any good, non-expensive wines that are not too strong but will ease me into loving wine? I'm nervous on pairing the wrong foods that would ruin the wine. Read More

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  • Ken Forrester Shiraz Blend Stellenbosch Shiraz Grenache 2002


    In my opinion The Gypsy is one of the best Big Reds out there. It is quite difficult to find but when you do - it is so worth the hunt and price.. Read More

    Wine review by Lezlip

  • Ken Forrester Pinotage Stellenbosch Petit Pinotage 2008


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    Wine review by annemarkis

  • Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Petit 2007


    color-yellow cornnose-peach, mineralmouth-lemongrass, cumquatfinish-medium shortbuy itdrink it Read More

    Wine review by George Parkinson

  • Ken Forrester Cabernet-Merlot Petit 2006


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    Wine review by annemarkis

  • My husband and I have put ourselves on a budget (considering the state of the economy) and are trying to only buy wines for $13 and under. Anyone out there have a favorite that fits that price in mind? Read More

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  • Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch Petit 2008


    A great bargain ($8-$9 in the D.C./Baltimore area) and very drinkable Chenin Blanc from South Africa's Stellenbosch region.The wine displays a pale white color and light body with citrus, limes and minerals on the nose. In the mouth the chalky minerality balances with moderate acidity for a soft feel, yet still up to fish on the grill, summer pa... Read More

    Wine review by WineJourney

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