Ken Forrester, looking back at 25 years in the wine industry

25 years ago, there were considerably less wineries than there are now, as we had just come out of the dreadful apartheid era, during which there was strict control over who went where but also over who could sell wine! Most wine farmers then had to sell their wines to the Co-op, and apparently t
04 August 2019

South African Wine Tasting Championships (SAWTC) Cape Town 2019
The Cape Town leg of the South African Wine Tasting Championships (SAWTC) 2019 took place on 1 June at the Taj Hotel, with Samarie Smith winning the top spot and a guaranteed place for the finals on 21st July at the Taj Hotel again.

If you missed this chance - you have one more in Cape To
02 June 2019
Chenin tasting at Saint Restaurant - Ken Forrester
Sharing Ken's love of Chenin and the Rhone Blends..what a fabulous representation of Chenins!!!
17 May 2019
Mpumalanga Wine Show 2019 - Ken Forrester
5th & 6th April – Mpumalanga Wine Show 2019 - 10 years of sharing the love of wine in Mpumalanga! It’s always a pleasure seeing so many people being brought together to enjoy and experience some exceptional wines and have a fun night out.
09 April 2019
Ken Forrester and Nedbank hosted lunch at Zest Restaurant
GT Lundie out did himself with these exceptional pairings - a fabulous lunch held on the verandah at Zest Restaurant overlooking the town of Nelspruit.
09 April 2019
Wine evening held at Magnolia Restaurant with Ken Forrester Wines.
4th April - Wine evening held at Magnolia Restaurant with Ken Forrester Wines and Nedbank Some great pairings by Jamie Watt from Magnolia with the Ken Forrester Reserve range.
09 April 2019
A day in the trade - Ken Forrester
Sharing the passion of Champagne Billecart-Salmon and Ken Forrester Wines in Johannesburg city centre.
05 March 2019
Champagne Billecart-Salmon Training and trade day - Ken Forrester
A perfect way to end the week! An awesome and informative training on Champagne Billecart-Salmon by Heidi Duminy to the Meridian Sales team Gauteng.
05 March 2019
Trade visits with Meridian Team Gauteng - Ken Forrester
Sharing the love of Ken Forrester Wines & Champagne Billecart-Salmon in and around Joburg with some of the Meridian reps.. Fire room - Befordview & Monte Casino, Wangthai Sandton, Forti’s Bar & Grill, Casalinga Ristorante & Roboville Hotel Kyalami.
19 February 2019
Avianto Hotel and Wedding Venue Travel Bag function 14th Feb - Ken Forrester
An awesome way to spend a Valentine’s luncheon at Avianto Hotel and wedding venue Muildersdrift.. Sampling Ken Forrester Petit wines and being entertained with some great local musicians while the rain came down outside!
19 February 2019
Le Wine Chambre - Ken Forrester
An awesome tasting with the gentleman from Le Wine Chambre - owner Mr Walter Melato, Sommelier Eric Botha & GM Simbarashe “Richard” Chitukutuku.
19 February 2019
Ken Forrester Wines
An awesome evening hosted by Andre Visagie and Magnolia Restaurant in White River Mpumalanga.
A small and intimate tasting show casing a number of selected Ken Forrester Wines - a great way for guests to choose wines and stock up for the festive season!
05 December 2018
Day in the trade with Ken
28 November 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Chenin picnic at Gerakaris Family Winery Gauteng
A fantastic day showcasing Chenin Blanc at the Gerakaris Family Winery in Gauteng. A hot summer's day was perfect for all Chenin lovers to mingle and chat while sampling some really delicious Chenin Blanc wines.
13 November 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: ABSA Champagne Festival
An unforgettable Absa Champagne Festival 2018 at the Inanda Club. Over 25 Champagne houses showcased their amazing champagnes tantalizing the taste buds, spectacular artwork from Absa’s Art Collection was a feast for the eyes and the most delicious food created by By Word Of Mouth caterers sat
06 November 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Meridian on con wine tasting
11 October 2018:
A great day spent with the Meridian on con sales team tasting through Ken's range of Chenin Blanc wines and Rhone Blends.
01 November 2018
Kenforrester at RMB WineX
“Another fantastic WineX show hosted by Michael Fridjhon and the Out Sorceress team. Wine lovers & enthusiasts came together to sample some of the best wines SA has to offer - a great energy was felt throughout the show with lots of excitement while sampling the wines. This three night sho
29 October 2018
Stables Winery Annual Wine Show: 5th & 6th October 2018
Another fantastic time in Zimbabwe with Stables Winery! Wine tastings set up on the lawns of The Stables Winery where invited guests could samples some great South African wines. The picnic event on the Saturday attracted over 300 wine lovers where wines flowed freely and guests snacked on the amazi
10 October 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Mercury Wine Week
Sibaya Sun Park is a short drive from Umhlanga where the Mercury Wine Week 2018 hosted its 40th year of bringing SA’s finest wines to Durban.
03 September 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Fourways Farmers Market Gauteng
An awesome venue to come and enjoy some Petit wines from Ken Forrester and celebrate the arrival of summer...
27 August 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Free State Wine Show
Another fantastic Free State Wine Show hosted by Michael Fridjhon and the Out Sorceress Marketing team. Old and new faces joined together at Emoya Country Estate to celebrate their love of wine and all things good!
08 August 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Sommelier Selection Trade and Media Tasting

Tokara Deli: Monday, 8 August 

The FMC 2016 in Voluptuous & Rich White Wine Category.

It was chilly evening - perfect weather for full-bodied white wine. Almost everyone recognized The FMC. Those who tasted this superb wine for the first time was bowled ov
08 August 2018

Ken Forrester Wines: The first Capital City Wine Show at the Maslow hotel in Pretoria
The first Capital City Wine Show at the Maslow hotel in Pretoria - a great event for seasoned wine drinkers and newbies to sample some fantastic wines on offer. 
Ending the show on Friday night was the spectacular sight of the Lunar Eclipse...
30 July 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Salon Prive / Mini Champagne Festival
Despite the chilly weather invited guests of absa got to enjoy an array of Champagne at Fine Living by David Muirhead in Parkmore Gauteng.
25 July 2018
SOMM Social Roussanne Tasting
Renowned winemaker Chris Williams from The Foundry and Meerlust Wine Estate, as well as sommeliers Blackadder & Scholfield, took us through an in-depth tasting showcasing one of the highest pedigree but least spoken about varietals in the country this was followed by a hearty winter dinner, over
13 July 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Food and wine evening at Magnolia Restaurant, White River, Mpumalanga
An awesome food and wine pairing at Magnolia Restaurant White River with chef Jamie Watt – Jamie out did himself with the fantastic pairings of Ken Forrester wines with some amazing dishes.
02 July 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Bringing the Winelands to Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Bringing the Winelands (Ken Forrester wines) to Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. 
Local and international guests enjoyed Ken Forrester wines while enjoying a boma dinner under the stars...
27 June 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: #DrinkChenin Day
Work is love made visible. 
Wine training, tasting and food pairing with Meridian Cape Town Team. 
Old Vine Reserve Chenin is a versatile wine, perfect for any day of the week. 
27 June 2018
Leriba Oesfees / Harvest Festival 2018
"A great line up of some Ken Forrester wines at Leriba Oesfees including 4 Chenin's - Sparklehorse, Old Vine Reserve, The FMC and Petit Natural Sweet. A fun weekend out for wine lover's and friends alike."
28 May 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Meridian Off Con farm visit
Meridian Wine Merchants off con farm visit - a one on one with Ken Forrester. A wonderful day getting a better understanding of the wines from Ken Forrester and spending time with Ken.
11 May 2018
BCX SuperSport Shootout  South Africa's Premier Celebrity Golf Event 
“SA Sportsmen and Businessmen coming together to battle it out on the Golf course to see who will be the Champion of Champions for 2018. Once again Legend Golf and Safari Resort provided the perfect venue for this event with the Saturday Auction raising over R2 million for Charity”
10 May 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: @ the 2018 FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show
8 - 9 March 2018
… a fantastic turnout of passionate wine lovers enjoying the spoils of some great wineries. A very festive and happy mood prevailed over the two days.
08 March 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: @ The Stellenbosch Wine Festival
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival is the oldest wine festival in South Africa.

This three-day lifestyle festival showcases hundreds of Stellenbosch Wines from award-winning producers to small boutique wineries.

Like every other year, the team spirit was amazing. The stand was colo
28 February 2018
Ken Forrester Wines: Foodbarn Wine Lunch

Chef Franck Dangereux is famous for delicious and decadent ‘casual fine-dining’.

We fully agree to this statement on Foodbarn Restaurant’s website: “…our food is civilised without being pretentious … that is to say it
27 February 2018

Ken Forrester Wines: Harvest 2018
The first grapes for the 2018 harvest were picked on 30 January. Chenin Blanc for Sparklehorse MCC.
01 February 2018
Grape Escape with Ken Forrester
Grape Escape with Ken Forrester, held on Saturday, 2nd December 
This unforgettable event, organised by ZMMI, included a boat cruise for a sunset wine tasting at Livingstone Beachfront, Stone Town, Shanghani, Tanzania. Attended by people who love wine - there was some
11 December 2017
Ken Forrester: Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
Saturday, 2 to Sunday, 3 December 2017 - The Magic of Bubbles
There is nothing more beautiful than a sunset, viewed over a glass of chilled Champagne
08 December 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Junipa's Wine evening 30th November
Marc Geubert (Le Souffle) and Ken Forrester go back many years to the days when they both owned their own restaurants (ill de Frans and Gatrieles respectively) and collaborated together to open La Bastille. 

Tonight was a very special evening with Marc creating some amazing dishes to
04 December 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: WOSA Inaugural Grand Tasting Maputo, Mozambique 23 November
Wine lovers gathered at the Radisson Blu hotel in Maputo to sample some of the amazing wines South Africa has to offer - the 1st WOSA to be hosted in Mozambique. The wines were enjoyed by all, from diplomats to restaurant owners and consumers! 
27 November 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: RMB WineX at Sandton Convention Centre
Another very succesful RMB WineX at Sandton Convention Centre 25 - 27th October. Wine lovers and enthusiasts gathered to enjoy the amazing wines on offer at the RMB WineX Show.
31 October 2017
Wine Menu's "uncork &unwind" at Tom Campher Volvo Dealership
Wine Menu's "uncork &unwind" show at Tom Campher Volvo Dealership - a perfect opportunity to sample, amongst others, the Ken Forrrester Sparklehorse Chenin MCC.
20 October 2017
Bellgables, an oasis hidden from site
Bellgables, an oasis hidden from site was a perfect venue to sample some Ken Forrester wines today. This enchanting establishment takes you away from reality into a wonderland of sight and sensory bliss. A perfect venue to indulge in some Ken Forrester Sparklehorse Chenin MCC
19 October 2017
Ken Forrester Wines at Queen Of Hearts - Harare
16th September 2017
In the heart of Harare is an oasis namely "Queen of Hearts". Family and friends gathered here under fairy lights to escape the hardships of life in Zimbabwe for a day. An amazing experience to be part of this exceptional day...
18 September 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: at Stables in Harare
15th September 2017
Enthusiastic wine lovers gathered at Stables in Harare to sample some SA wines. A great well-orchestrated event with a great response from the invited guests.
18 September 2017
Nederburg Auction 2017

This was the first time that the auction was held on one day only and seasoned auctioneer David Elswood did a sterling job keeping it fresh and interesting even though it went over time by about an hour.  This did not seem to deter any of the serious punters as there was more than enough del
17 September 2017

Ken Forrester Wines: Amex wine evening
13th September 2017
An amazing evening at Turbine Hall Newtown Gauteng with Amex. Fabulous wines on offer supported by a great crowd.
15 September 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Meridian Trade Show
11th September 2017
Meridian Trade Show @ Park Hyatt Gauteng - 20 years celebration and going strong! A fantastic show with all, exhibitors and guests alike, having a great time!
15 September 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Wagyu & Wine in Parys
12th September 2017
An awesome evening at Vaal de Grace - amazing food prepared by chef Adrian from 96 Winery Road highlighting Wagyu Beef paired with fabulous wines from Ken Forrester.
15 September 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Steyn City Club House Food & Wine evening
6 September 2017
A fabulous evening at Steyn City Club House sampling beautiful wine paired with fantastic food – very spoiled indeed
11 September 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Wine Menu evening at Killarney Country Club
7 September 2017
An evening sampling some of the wonderful unusual varietals that can be found in South Africa. Eyes were opened up to some very exciting wines produced in SA from these lesser known and tasted varietals
11 September 2017
Ken Forrester Wines at the Makro Germiston Wine Festival
2 September 2017
Celebrating Spring at Makro Germiston – Wonderful people coming together to sample great wines. Ken Forrester FMC & The Gypsy sold out!!!
05 September 2017
Ken Forrester In-store tastings & displays in Gauteng and Mpumalanga

Kwik Spar Old Farm, Pretoria | Thrupps store, Illovo - Sharing our wine with the consumer at various stores.

05 September 2017
Ken Forrester Wines at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
24 August 2017
Handcrafted wines by Ken Forrester Wines uniting people from all corners of the earth under the African skies - a piece of heaven on earth.
05 September 2017
Nederburg Auction 2017 Pre-Auction tasting at The Vineyard Hotel
The Nederburg Auction is changing its format this year, so instead of 2 days of auction - there is a one-day auction - to be held on the Saturday (16th Sept).  The Friday will be only an informal pre-tasting.
There are a number of older wines on auction - and I felt in good company as I ta
23 August 2017
Wagyu Society of South Africa’s Inaugural Industry Outlook
Wagyu Conference, 3 - 5 August 2017
Cape Wagyu was a proud sponsor of the Wagyu Society of South Africa’s Inaugural Industry Outlook.  The 3 day event hosted over 100 guests from around the country and Cape Wagyu was responsible for introducing guests to this exceptional meat - a cul
11 August 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Mandela Day 2017

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” - Nelson Mandela

The Ken Forrester Wines team delivered fleecy blankets, with spec
20 July 2017

#DrinkChenin with Ina Smith, Sumi Gous & Ghenwa Steingaszner

Ina Smith, the queen of the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa, hosted a delightful and personal evening at the creative studio of Sumi Gous (SumiCreative) down at Paardevlei in Somerset West on #DrinkChenin Day - Sat 17th June, 2017.  Sumi's bright, colourful and inspiring artwork and
17 June 2017

Ken Forrester Wines: La Lucia Mall Fine Wine Privè
Thursday, 1st June was a dazzling affair hosted by La Lucia Mall and La Cave bottle store. Over 65 premium wine producers attended.
02 June 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Durban Country Club Festival of Bubbles

The inaugural Durban Country Club Festival of Bubbles was held on the 28th of May on the club's lush lawns. Over 20 local producers and 2 Champaign houses were represented. The event was sold out and them was "Wear White" The day was filled with fun, friendship and a party atmosphere.  Local
31 May 2017

Ken Forrester Wines: 2017 BCX SuperSport Shootout
The 2017 BCX SuperSport Shootout was once again a phenomenal success, firmly establishing the Shootout as South Africa’s biggest and most sought after celebrity amateur golf event. Hosted for a second consecutive year at the spectacular Legend
31 May 2017
CAPREO Summer Cup Prize Giving at Waterford

It was my first introduction to CAPREO and was delighted to discover a European wine business which really is connected with the South African Wine industry.  They operate in Germany as a marketing and sales arm of the SA Wine industry, representing 50 farms, selling and fulfilling wine sale
03 May 2017

Champagne dinner at Nobu, One & Only Cape Town
A night of decadence featuring Billecart-Salmon exquisite champagnes in the company of Billecart-Salmon’s Export Director, Paul-Edouard Bertin. Food pairings were artfully created and designed to match the unique flavours of 20 April 2017
Chenin Magic under the moonlight
The Chenin Association is really raising the bar and on Tues 11 April, almost every member of the association showcased their stunning Chenins at the Magic Chenin & Jazz evening at the Grand Beach cafe just outside the Waterfront.  The moon was full, the sea was still, the Chenins were deli
12 April 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: SA Rugby Legends Invitational
SA Rugby Legends Invitational held on the 7th April 2017 at Boschhoek Golf Club was a great success with the likes of old and young Springbok Legends teamed up with players for a fun day of golf. Hosted by Ivan and Andrew Clark and Master of Ceremonies Derek Watts.
10 April 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Wine dinner at Atlantic Beach Golf Club
Wine dinner at Atlantic Beach Golf Club | 28 March 2017. ATLANTIC BEACH GOLF CLUB OFFERS A CULINARY DELIGHT FOR EVERY PALATE…Whether you’ve built a serious appetite after your round of golf or if you’re simply wanting to enjoy some outstanding quality food and great company agains
05 April 2017
Ken Forrester Wines @ Prowein 2017
Ken Forrester Wines attended ProWein 2017, Düsseldorf. It was wonderful meeting with existing and new customers from around the world. The wines were poured at the AdVini stand in Hall 12 and also as part of PIWOSA (Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa) in Hall 9. The show organisers repor
28 March 2017
Ken Forrester Wines: Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017

Always loads of fun, scrumptious food and the best wines - 2017 was no exception.

27 February 2017
Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017 in action

This year's Stellenbosch Wine Festival looked more like a music festival than a wine fest - with the biggest stage I have ever seen!  Plenty of wine stands, foodie delights and I was very pleased to discover that Stellenrust has in fact made (possibly) the first ''Prosecco" styled bubbly in
26 February 2017

Ken Forrester Wines: A collaboration of wine, flowers and fine art
Beautiful arrangements by Rose Room and fine art by OHNA, all handpicked with a selection of our wines.
23 February 2017
Magic of Bubbles & Wine Concepts Champagne Festival - December 2016
Champagne Billecart-Salmon shines at the Magic of Bubbles Festival and Wine Concepts Champagne Festival - December 2016
06 January 2017
Ken Forrester: Woolworths Charity Triathlon
Every year Ken Forrester Wines participate in the Woolworths Charity Triathlon...exercise, healthy competition, loads of fun and all that for a good cause!
21 December 2016
Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs of 2016

What a delight to drive in to the Nooitgedacht farm on the R304 just outside Stellenbosch.. what a beautiful farm and Miles Mossop tells me some of his top grapes come from the farm! The Top 20 Sauvignon Blancs showed their wares before the lunch to announce the Top 10. It is a tough ask to choos
14 October 2016

A special evening with Ken Forrester & Billecart-Salmon
It is not every day that one gets to enjoy top class French Champagne at one's doorstep. We were invited to join Ken Forrester, importer of Billecart-Salmon - one of the top Family-owned French Champagne houses, and Paul-Edouard Bertin( family member) to enjoy some of their magnificent tiny bubbles
20 September 2016
Ken Forrester: Cape Wagyu
Wagyu is the most prized cattle breed in the world, prized for its incredible marbling and legendary flavour. Served at the very best restaurants and always a luxury and a premium product. Ken Forrester Prime Beef PTY (Ltd) began as a partnership with the quest to produce the very best beef in South
19 September 2016
Stellenblog showing Stellenbosch off
This is the 3rd year of the Stellenblog experience, where influential bloggers and youtubers are invited to experience everything that Stellenbosch has to offer. Monday 18th April saw top Stellenbosch wineries pairing their wines with delicious canapes. #stellenblog
19 April 2016
Chenin Beach Party at Grand Cafe
Kicking off the Cape Wine 2015 week with a Chenin Party at the beach is a great idea. The weather almost played along too! The Grand Cafe produced delicious eats which were accompanied by a large interesting selection of Chenins, including a 2005 from Ken Forrester - his big bottle Chenin. Fresh a
14 September 2015
A decathlon of decadent Rhône blends, bands of Gypsies and Renegades
On Friday, 8 May we tasted through two flights of decadent Rhône blends, bands of Gypsies and Renegades Interestingly enough much of the Cape wine growing region shares a similar climate to the Mediterranean, cold and wet winters and long dry summers, we grow so many similar things, think olives, ro
15 May 2015
Gypsies, Renegades and Rhone, Oh My!
A decathlon of decadent Rhone blends from Ken Forrester wines spanning over 20 years of Rhone varietal winemaking
12 May 2015
Stellenbosch Wine Festival, Harvest Parade, PnP Women's Walk, Grape MTB Ride
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival brought one of the largest wine varietal tasting offerings in the world in one venue. What a great show and what fantastic energy and enthusiasm at our stand!A photo booth filled with action - all smiles and laughter. Toss the ring was played and money was raised for
05 February 2015
Bird Life at Ken Forrester Vineyards
Fiscal Shrike, Steppe Buzzard and Black-headed Heron in the vineyard busy with natural vermin and pest control. Look at how the Buzzard uses the bird perch as a vantage point to scan for prey. Birds spotted on the farm includes: African Black Duck, African Harrier Hawk, Bar Throated Apilis, Black he
21 January 2015
Ken Forrester Wines at BMW Polo Series 2014
Dubbed as the “Sport of Kings” the first Test of the two-match BMW International Polo Series took place at the Durban Shongweni Club on 7th September 2014. As one of the highlights in the South African Polo calendar, the tournament attracted both sport enthusiasts and socialites alike.
02 October 2014
MTN SuperSport Shootout 2014
For the eighth consecutive year Ken Forrester Vineyards supported MTN SuperSport Shootout, where family and colleagues get together for a champion game of golf and laughter and to raise much needed funds for worthy charities. The money raised from the auction is donated to the official event charit
01 September 2014
Scintillating Sauvignon Salmon Sushi @ Ken Forrester
Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world! Marilyn Monroe. We celebrated this Woman’s Day with scintillating Sauvignon Blanc, salmon roses and shoes. The beautiful winter’s day was filled with exquisite textures and flavours. The shoes are about classic elegance, unique design and in
15 August 2014
Spur-training and displays - A Petit way to share a taste for life
The Spur employees are continuously trained in wine. During the training sessions the waitrons have the opportunity to taste the Petit range, getting to know different cultivars, different styles of wine, exposure to wine and food pairings and education on the Ken Forrester philosophy - to create a
05 August 2014
Ken Forrester Tasting Room Experiences
We surprise our guests with a selection of tasting experiences. A seasonal cheese platter, matched with a selected wine Cupcakes infused with T Noble Late Harvest and a glass of this golden wine. An IPA style beer brewed in a barrel that was used for T Noble Late Harvest, served from a tap in the wa
05 August 2014
Valentine's Day at Ken Forrester Wines
We open our cellar door for dinner once every year on Valentine’s Day. Spoil your loved one and join us for this once-a-year event. Bookings are essential.
05 August 2014
Ken Forrester Wines - Chasing rainbows and dreams in magnificent Stellenbosch
There’s something rather special about toasting the sunset with the wine from the land and we honestly feel that we live somewhere very close to paradise.
20 June 2014
Ken Forrester Wines - Love your animal
Ken and Teresa are animal lovers, they in fact have 7 dogs, 1 cat, a gaggle of geese, ducks to patrol the vineyard for snails and 11 horses, to add to the composting process[!] and chickens to combat the fly maggots. Not to mention the jackals, otters, the porcupine, the grysbokke, duikers, owls and
20 June 2014
Ken Forrester Wines - Then & Now
In 1993 with a young family, Ken and his wife Teresa set their hearts on an historic vineyard in Stellenbosch.Originally granted in 1689 as Zandberg, this beautiful farm, complete with historic Cape Dutch homestead built in 1694 had stood vacant and derelict when they bought it on a public auction.
19 June 2014
Celebrating 21 years of greatness with Ken Forrester
In November 1993 we decided on a massive gamble to relocate our family and our lives and to risk everything we had, to purchase an historic, but totally dilapidated, ruin on 50 hectares of vineyard land, in Stellenbosch,” explains Ken. “You may recall this was almost on the eve of the first democrat
08 May 2014
Tasting at Ken Forrester on a hot summers' day
We chose a super hot day to get out there and taste some wines - starting at Ken Forrester on the R44. I was taking Conny Ganss - a sommelier from Germany - out and about - and we certainly enjoyed the delicious crisp Chenin.
19 February 2014
Platters 2014 - launch at Vineyard Hotel
A fairly emotional last awards evening for Andrew McDowall, retiring as publisher and handing over the reins to JP Rossouw. Dave Hughes gave a wonderful tribute to him. Winery of the year went to Mullineux Family Wines (Chris and Andrea were busy at the Swartland Revolution, so not present, sadly).
09 November 2013
Ken Forrester Wines at BMW Polo Series 2013
As one of the highlights of South Africa's social calendar, the BMW International Polo Series attracted the likes of BMW Springbok Rugby Ambassadors Victor Matfield and Pierre Spies, Jo da Silva, actress and television presenter best known for her soapie roles on Isidingo and 7de Laan, Dingaan Mokeb
02 September 2013
Taste of Helderberg - 6 June 2013
The Taste of Helderberg is one of those events that just works. Many Helderberg wineries and some of them with their food offerings come together at the Lord Charles and present their wares. Last night's affair was again a relaxed and easy way to enjoy and explore the wines & gourmet delights - al
07 June 2013
Ken Forrester Wines Harvest 2013
Ken Forrester 2013 Harvest
20 March 2013 visit to Ken Forrester
Kudzai and Yolande from went for a visit to a few wineries. If you are looking to relax on a Saturday and Sunday, this is the perfect place to go wine tasting. While sitting under the umbrellas and trees and the fountain at your back you can taste some of their signature wines.
22 February 2013
Stellenbosch Festival Harvest Parade Jan 2013
Judy Brower and Kevin Kidson from attended the 2013 Stellenbosch Blessing of the Harvest parade. Pick n Pay are the main sponsor of the 2013 Stellenbosch Harvest Festival and to kick off the festivities, the wineries in the area got their tractors and bakkies and trucks and drummies and
08 February 2013
Stellenbosch Wine festival 2013
Stellenbosch is the oldest wine route in the country and tourism to this historical town is growing daily. It is projected that by 2020, the GDB figures for revenue brought to Stellenbosch by tourism will be well over a billion. Ken Forrester, the chairman of the American Express Wine Toutes, was
01 February 2013
Stellenbosch Festival Harvest Parade
Stellenbosch kicked off the first harvest festival with a flotilla of tractors, trucks and bands, marching through the streets on Saturday 26th Jan 2013. joined the fun! The festival runs from Friday 25th Jan until Sun 3rd Feb 2013. Visit for more
28 January 2013
Ken Forrester Family Day 2012

21 November 2012
Woolworths Tri athlon at Paul Cluver 2012

21 November 2012
Ken Forrester Harvest 2012
Ken Forrester Wines Harvest 2012: The vines are healthy and we are expecting a really good harvest. The middle of January Stellenbosch experienced a heat wave for about 7 days - with temperatures soaring close to 40 degrees Celsius. This has just heightened the excitement as we all wait in anticipa
10 February 2012
CNN Inside Africa Filmshoot - 10 January 2012
Ken Forrester Wines had the pleasure of hosting the CNN INSIDE AFRICA team to film a very relaxed discussion on the Stellenbosch wine region and the South African Wine Industry, whilst tasting wines from the Stellenbosch wine region.
12 January 2012
Ken Forrester Family Day 2011

05 December 2011
"T" Noble Late Harvest 2009 launch
High Tea at the Mount Nelson, Cape Town
08 November 2011
On the road again - Ken Forrester Wines
Out and about promoting Ken Forrester Wines.
23 September 2011
Ken Forrester Tasting Room
Everyone can enjoy the wine and food lifestyle in the tranquil setting under the oak trees at Ken Forrester Estate.
23 September 2011
Ken Forrester
Ken Forrester is involved in the sales and marketing, travelling around the world promoting South Africa and their great wines, happy to pour any South African wine far from home and carry the flag.
23 September 2011
Ken Forrester Vineyards, Ducks and surrounds
For the last 100 years or so, quality grapes have been delivered to De Helderberg Co-op, but in 1994 we pressed a small quantity of our Sauvignon Blanc grapes. In 1995 we added a partially wood fermented Chenin Blanc to the range.
23 September 2011
96 Winery Road
Situated 1 km from Ken Forrester Vineyards and named simply after the founding year designating good fortune, 96 Winery Road is owned and managed by Ken's brother, Alan Forrester and jointly owned by Ken, top wine maker Martin Meinert and renowned Chef Natasha Harris.
23 September 2011
Day to Day Happenings @ Ken Forrester Wines
Selected images of day by day activity on the farm.
23 September 2011
Meridian Trade Show - 19th September 2011
Meridian has outdone themselves at this year's trade show on the 19th of September. The venue at Vaudeville in had a burlesque theme, with sexy dancers and acrobats performing throughout the evening.
20 September 2011
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Corner of Winery Road and R44, Ken Forrester , Between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, 7600, South Africa