Ken Forrester Vineyards
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's renowned wine region, Stellenbosch, our vineyards are commonly referred to as the ‘Home of Chenin Blanc’ and other premium award-winning wines. Our range of top quality wines has received phenomenal national and international acclaim, achieving literally hundreds of awards and accolades over the past 16 years and is exported around the globe and available in reputable restaurants.
Ken Forrester's philosophy has always been to create a range of handcrafted, individually made wines that suitably compliment a variety of food styles, while providing excellent value.
The "Petit" range is all negotiant fruit, specifically sourced to suit a fruit forward profile, to offer soft, market ready, instantly pleasing, everyday drinking wines across three styles.
The KEN FORRESTER Range
Here we are solely responsible for the cultivation of the vines and selection of the fruit, mostly from our family property in Stellenbosch, just four miles (6.5km) from the cool Atlantic and in the sheltered lee of the majestic Helderberg Mountain.
The Icon Range
Stand alone parcels from single vineyards where we nurture and coax the vines. During harvesting, we may pass through up to six times, selecting and hand-picking bunches individually. Destined to be limited by provenance and finally, after barrel aging, selecting only the very best individual barrels to bottle, we can ensure a unique, superlative wine; justifiably the pinnacle of our efforts.
Ken Forrester Tasting Room
We pride ourselves in offering you a personalised tasting experience at Ken Forrester Wines. Join us in our cosy tasting room with marvelous views of the Helderberg Mountain.
We welcome guests throughout the year. Have fun, indulge your senses and titillate your taste buds with our Petit, Ken Forrester and Icon range of wines. While tasting the wines you can enjoy a Dalewood cheese platter (R60) in the tranquil setting under the oak trees with views of the vineyards and mountains.
Ken Forrester Vineyards attracts wine-lovers who appreciate quality wines amid the friendly and scenic atmosphere of the farm.
Monday - Friday: 09h00 - 17h00
Saturday: 9h30 - 15h30
Ken Forrester Cottages
Nestled among the vineyards and crystal clear dam that is fed off the Helderberg mountains directly above, Victorian 3-bedroom cottages are the perfect getaway for a romantic weekend, family fun or simply time out from the city. With their chubby, warm walls representative of historic Cape Dutch architecture, rustic mahogany beams, fully furnished interiors and essential amenities, it’s no wonder we've been voted one of the Top Ten wine farms in the world to visit.
Our stables and competition horses, the sparkling dam, wonderful birdlife ranging from the Fish Eagle and Harrier Hawk to the tiny Cape White-eye, and picture-perfect vineyards are there for your enjoyment on the farm. Visitors are encouraged to discover the region’s historic sites and the Stellenbosch wineries, as well as indulge in a gastronomic experience at our very own highly acclaimed restaurant, 96 Winery Road.
Spacious 3-bedroom (2 double beds and 2 twin beds), self-catering cottage with 2 bathrooms and essential amenities, perfectly positioned under ancient oaks and complemented by a pretty rose garden.
For reservations please contact Annemie at email@example.com or call us on 021 855 2374.
96 Winery Road Restaurant
Situated 1 km from Ken Forrester Wines and named after the founding year designating good fortune, 96 Winery Road is managed by Ken's brother, Alan Forrester, who is a joint-owner together with Ken, top winemaker Martin Meinert and renowned chef, Natasha Harris.
From the very beginning it has been their goal to delight each guest with a superb, warm, relaxing venue set in the heart of the glorious Helderberg countryside.
Using only fresh organic and, where possible, local ingredients, ‘96’ is inspired by South African favourites and flavours. Wine plays a major role in the partners’ lives with wine and food pairing and homely business tastings becoming a daily ritual, or simply an excuse to mix work with pleasure!
96 Winery Road achieved an "Award of Excellence" top honour from Diners Club Wine List of the Year and is the first ever South African Restaurant to be listed in the Wine Spectator Wine List Awards.
(Please note that the restaurant is not situated on the Ken Forrester farm, but adjacent to the farm on 96 Winery Road)
96 Winery opening times:
Lunch from 12h00 to 15h30, Monday – Sunday
Dinner from 18h00 to 22h00, Monday – Saturday
Tel: +27 21 842 2020