Ken Forrester Wines

Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain in Stellenbosch, Ken Forrester is commonly referred to as the 'Home of Chenin Blanc'. Ken Forrester’s philosophy is to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that reflect their origin and suitably compliment a wide variety of food styles and provide excellent value.

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Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret Three
Part of the cellar exclusives range. Made from grapes sourced from a very old dryland vineyard in the Piekenierskloof region planted in 1965. This wine delivers a tribute to the age and concentration of the vines allowing their typicity and specific character to shine. No cold stabilisation, fining or filtering - hence the 'Dirty Little Secret' name. Only 7 x 400L barrels produced of this stellar wine.
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Ken Forrester The FMC
FMC, Forrester Meinert Chenin, is an icon wine, named after the owner of the winery (Ken Forrester), the winemaker (Martin Meinert) and the vine from which it was made (Chenin Blanc). A careful selection of up to 10 harvests through the same vineyard, naturally fermented in French oak and aged for a year in barrel on the lees. Only the best individual barrels are selected to go into the final wine. Available in extremely limited quantities.
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Ken Forrester The Gypsy
This flagship blend, is dictated by a single vineyard block of Grenache, planted in 1959, in the Piekenierskloof region. Low yields with small, concentrated berries resulted in an extremely limited production. Syrah, completes the blend, and the wine underwent almost 3 years of barrel ageing, before being blended, then bottle matured for an additional 2 years.
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Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest
Ken Forrester named this noble late harvest, in honour of his wife Teresa, known to her friends and family as ‘T'. Hand selected, Botrytised Chenin Blanc, was harvested from low yielding, old vines, averaging 40+ years. Maturation took place on the lees, with a total of 18 months in 400L French Oak barrels.

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Ken Forrester Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc maestro Ken Forrester, produces many different styles of this 'workhorse' grape variety. "Sparklehorse" is a 100% Chenin Blanc Cap Classique, with a vibrant merry-go-round theme packaging that captures the spirit of the funfair. This lively bubbly benefits from time on the lees, giving the wine a textured, creamy mouthfeel.
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Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
To achieve the fruity character in this Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, grapes are hand picked from three vineyards, approximately 300 miles apart, giving the wine three unique flavour profiles. Extended lees contact after fermentation, increases the “creamy” character of this fruit driven wine.
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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc
This Chenin Blanc is mostly from older vineyards planted in 1974, on the Ken Forrester family property in Stellenbosch. Hand harvested grapes are sorted into two selections – one batch, naturally fermented in French Oak Barrels and a second batch, fermented in Stainless Steel, before barrel ageing on lees. Shows depth of character and concentration of the fruit.
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Ken Forrester Terre Noire Chenin Blanc
A full flavoured Chenin Blanc with soft, gentle white peach and melon flavours and a long finish. A beautifully textured wine.
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Ken Forrester Roussanne
Roussanne, the classic white Rhône grape, thrives in the Mediterranean climate in the Cape of Good Hope. Stellenbosch grapes are naturally fermented in large, old barrels to add richness and texture, with additional 12 months barrel maturation. A gorgeous and sensuous white wine, produced in very limited quantites.
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Ken Forrester The Silver Rose
The Ken Forrester Silver Rose, is a single vineyard Rosé, made from 100% Grenache. Only the freshest “free-run juice” is used in this fruit driven, friendly Rosé. Benefits from nine months maturing on the fine lees in tank.
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Ken Forrester Pat's Garden Reserve
A Bordeaux-inspired blend, offering the best of the 5 noble varieties of Bordeaux in one delicious bottle. A selection of only the best casks is used in this limited “Reserve”.
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Ken Forrester Renegade
One of the first Rhône style red blends in South Africa, combining Old World Style with New World fruit. This elegant blend is made up of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. 18 months ageing in barrel, adds complexity and structure.
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Ken Forrester Three Halves
Winemaker Ken Forrester set his sights firmly on producing a great Mediterranean styled blend from fine Cape grapes. The Three Halves, is a red blend 'greater than the sum of the parts'. Mourvèdre (earthy) with a splash of Grenache (fruity) and a dash of Shiraz (spicy) were blended to create this Rhône influenced wine. Matured in 2nd fill French oak barrels for 18 months.

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Ken Forrester Petit Sauvignon Blanc
The Petit range, from Ken Forrester Wines, are driven by soft ripeness and pure expression of the nature of the fruit. Made in an accessible and easy drinking style, designed for every day enjoyment. The Sauvignon Blanc is hand harvested, fermented cool, and bottled early to harness the freshest fruit flavours.
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Ken Forrester Petit Chardonnay
Ken Forrester's Petit range of accessible wines are crafted for everyday drinking. Driven by soft ripeness and pure expression of the nature of the fruit. The Chardonnay is fresh and ripe, well-balanced and extremely food-friendly.
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Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester's Petit range is driven by soft ripeness and pure expression of the nature of the fruit. The Chenin Blanc is a perfectly light hearted, everyday drinking wine, that's extremely food-friendly.
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Ken Forrester Petit Natural Sweet
Ken Forrester produces a range of elegant, inexpensive wines, crafted for everyday drinking anytime. The Petit Natural Sweet is a succulent Chenin Blanc basedy, sweet and fruit wine. An ideal aperitif-style sipper.
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Ken Forrester Petit Rosé
Part of the Ken Forrester Petit range. The rosé is a light bodied blend of Grenache and Viognier and is a deliciously easy drinking, food friendly, summer quaffing wine.
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Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon
Ken Forrester’s philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that provide great value and complement a wide variety of food styles. This easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon provides just that.
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Ken Forrester Petit Merlot
All hand harvested to ensure a thorough quality selection and carefully blended to achieve a soft, fruit driven wine. An elegant example of a fruit forward, unwooded Merlot that show’s character of raspberry, black cherry and plums. The easy tannins and soft finish makes this the perfect lifestyle wine for everyday occasions.
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Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage
This cheerful Pinotage, is made in a modern, New World style, that is delciously fruit driven. Grapes are harvested fully ripe from blocks specifically selected for their fruity character. Forms part of Ken Forrester's Petit range, designed for easy drinking pleasure and accessibilty.