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#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
A CELEBRATION OF TALENT - COME RAIN OR SHINE!
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
Wine.co.za visit to Ken Forrester
Kudzai and Yolande from wine.co.za 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 wine.co.za 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. Wine.co.za joined the fun! The festival runs from Friday 25th Jan until Sun 3rd Feb 2013. Visit www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za for more
28 January 2013
Woolworths Tri athlon at Paul Cluver 2012

21 November 2012
Ken Forrester Family Day 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
Day to Day Happenings @ Ken Forrester Wines
Selected images of day by day activity on the farm.
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
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
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 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
On the road again - Ken Forrester Wines
Out and about promoting Ken Forrester Wines.
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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