Ken Forrester Wines

Ken Forrester represents the true pioneering spirit of the post-apartheid South African wine industry. Drawing on the examples of top Loire whites, he has used his uniquely placed Chenin vines to maximum effect and has single-handedly led a Chenin Blanc quality revolution. As a result these wines have achieved iconic status worldwide.

The beautifully balanced barrel fermented Chenin, FMC, which simply stands for Forrester Meinert (Martin Meinert, who makes the wine) Chenin, and the luscious late-picked Chenin Blanc T named after his wife Theresa, are both made from fruit grown at Ken's Stellenbosch vineyard. The silky fine Gypsy red is made from low-yielding vines.

We are also introducing this year the vibrant, fruity and great value Petit Chenin, Petit Pinotage and Petit Cabernet Merlot, alongside Ken's Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz Grenache. An exciting range of wines from a great winemaker.

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  1. Ken Forrester Petit Cabernet Sauvignon

    Classy Bordeaux style red from South Africa. Learn More

  2. Ken Forrester Reserve Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch

    Classy Chenin Blanc with a great weight of ripe fruit, delicious. Learn More

  3. Sparklehorse, Ken Forrester Wines

    Creamy and delicate mousse with bright, fresh apple, pear and quince aromas. Learn More

  4. Ken Forrester Petit Rosé

    Juicy and accessible with soft palate and delicious bright, just-picked fruit character. Learn More

  5. Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage

    Juicy and accessible with soft palate and delicious bright, just-picked fruit character. Learn More

  6. Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc

    Supple and spicy Chenin Blanc with a steely edge. Terrific value. Learn More

  7. Ken Forrester Gypsy Stellenbosch

    Taking inspiration from the Southern Rhône blends of France, this has great weight and depth without being over-powering. Learn More

  8. Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc

    From the ‘King of Chenin’ Ken Forrester FMC, this flagship wine is rich, seductive, and very sophisticated. Learn More

  9. Ken Forrester 'Dirty Little Secret' Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

    Iconic Chenin Blanc made by the 'King of Chenin' himself, Ken Forrester. Tiny production. This will age beautifully for up to 8 years. Learn More

  10. Ken Forrester 'The Renegade' Shiraz Grenache

    This elegant Rhone blend displays Old World Style with New World fruit. Learn More

  11. Ken Forrester Merlot Reserve

    Classy Merlot from South Africa. Learn More

  12. Ken Forrester T Noble Late Harvest, Stellenbosch (37.5cl)

    Made in tiny quantities in good years, this has the right balance between sweetness and acidity. Learn More