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 Petit Sauvignon Blanc
Lovely complexity with mix of tropical fruit, tangy grassy notes, fig leaves and nectarine nuances with a crisp dry finish. Ideal with fish, chicken, pasta and friends.
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Ken Forrester Petit Natural Sweet
A decidedly 'lekker' wine with a powerhouse of flavours the likes of ripe melon, guava and pineapple. The finish is tangy and irresistible with honey notes.
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Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc
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 harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavours, as they combine to form complex, soft flavours with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavoured meals.
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Ken Forrester Sparklehorse Chenin Blanc
Since deriving from the workhorse variety Chenin Blanc, Ken wanted to have some fun with the packaging and name the wine "Sparklehorse", which has instant appeal. The packaging captures the spirit and fun of the fair and the horse is truly the embodiment of enjoyment and all that sparkling wine represents.
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Ken Forrester The Gypsy
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 years but already rewarding if allowed to breathe in a decanter.
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Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon
A youthful wine showing fresh ripe mulberries and plums with a spicy undertone. A soft, rich and fruit-driven wine.
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Ken Forrester The FMC
The pinnacle of what we consider to be the finest expression of the grapes of this varietal – an icon Chenin, a challenge to the world! Rich, layered with dried apricot, vanilla and honey. Will gain additional complexity with cellaring.
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Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage
This cheerfully Petit Pinotage reflects the modern fruit driven wine style that is in huge demand today. Classic Pinotage aromas of spicy mulberries, plum pudding and cherries, supported by smoky bacon nuances. Juicy and accessible with soft palate and delicious fruit concentration.
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Ken Forrester Petit Chardonnay
Aromatic layers of white peach and tropical fruit beautifully infused with kiwi. Creamy texture on the palate, complemented by a steely minerality. The crisp acidity ensures a long-lasting zesty lime and floral finish.
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Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc
Perfect everyday drinking wine. A youthful fresh wine with quince and pear drop flavours. Earlier picked freshness shows on palate with crunchy green apple and grapefruit flavours. Good mouthfeel and appetisingly tangy finish.
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Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest
Chenin Blanc with Botrytis. We are blessed with botrytis most years and with multiple pickings, manage to maintain a perfect natural acid balance with the sweetness, creating a wine of exceptional finesse and balance. This rich, unctuous Chenin Blanc was harvested as late as May.
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Ken Forrester Sauvignon Blanc Reserve
This wine shows lovely complexity with mix of tangy grassy notes, fig leaf, peach and nectarine nuances. Brisk acidity with minerality on the palate which is typical of the long hang time in our cool region.
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Ken Forrester Three Halves
Mourvèdre (earthy) with a splash of Grenache (fruity) and a dash of Shiraz (spicy) was blended to create this incredible wine. The overriding requirement being that the blend of the “three halves” has to be greater than the sum of the parts.
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Ken Forrester Roussanne
Elegant, rich restrained, hints of lime blossom, soft on the palate with a gentle structure, this classic Rhone grape thrives in the Mediterranean climate here at The Cape of Good Hope.
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Ken Forrester Renegade
One of the very first Rhône style blends in South Africa. This elegant Rhône blend displays Old World Style with New World fruit. Hint of Grenache’s earthy rusticity and Shiraz’s noble spice with hints of nutmeg and salty black olive on the finish. Balanced with soft integrated tannins.
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Ken Forrester Petit Rosé
This very elegant bright salmon pink Rosé overwhelms the nose with aromas of freshly picked strawberries, Rose petal and cherry flavours. It follows through on the palate with delicious ripe raspberries with a delicate finish.
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Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret Two
Ken took a trip backwards in time to make a thoroughly modern wine; a wine that will age beautifully for at least the next ten years, a tribute hopefully to the age and concentration of the vines, as well as to low, very low interruptive winemaking, a natural wine in every sense and finally bottled totally naturally with no cold stabilisation or fining yet still clear with a lime green rim. How did he do that you ask? Well it's unfiltered and unfined - just a Dirty Little Secret - naturally!
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Ken Forrester Pat's Garden Merlot
Hand harvested in individual parcels and selected for quality to get the ripest possible, balanced Merlot from our very finest soils, influenced by the cool S/E wind during the ripening season.
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Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 375ml
Perfect everyday drinking wine. A youthful fresh wine with quince and pear drop flavours. Earlier picked freshness shows on palate with crunchy green apple and grapefruit flavours. Good mouthfeel and appetisingly tangy finish.
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Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml
A youthful wine showing fresh ripe mulberries and plums with a spicy undertone. A soft, rich and fruit-driven wine.
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Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 375ml
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Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml