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Forrest Wines Cellar Door

Opens in 16 min: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Most relaxed and enjoyable setting

This was the third of three vineyards we visited for tastings. Whilst they were all excellent, here... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
phil100652
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Cheshire, UK
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The best in the region.

We enjoyed two visits to Forrests Wines. The 7 taster tray was excellent and perfectly complimented... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ross B
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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Our Marlborough winery and tasting room are nestled in amongst our vineyards in the heart of Sauvignon Blanc country just outside of the town of Renwick, 10km from Blenheim. At the entrance to Forrest wines stands a prominent stone wall built of the...more
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19 Blicks Road | Blenheim, Renwick 7204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the third of three vineyards we visited for tastings. Whilst they were all excellent, here you get all your wines served at once on a numbered tray plus explanations. This means you can enjoy the wines at your leisure in the beautiful garden...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed two visits to Forrests Wines. The 7 taster tray was excellent and perfectly complimented by the brie cheese board. They have it just right here - friendly, knowledgable staff and a really relaxed atmosphere especially in the garden on the large beanbags. Thank...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fabulous wine, relaxed tastings, bring your own picnic and enjoy the beautiful garden. What a lovely way to spend an hour or two!"

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Helen G
brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and so pleased you brought your own picnic. If you forget we do have a selection of platters available.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth getting a tasting tray. One of the staff will go through the wines with you. There is a real range of excellent wines to suit all tastes. It is a great place for picnics.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rowie56
brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the positive comments. We do have a large number of different wine varietals and try to change our offering on the trays regularly but always ask if you are looking for something particular as we have 16 different grape varietals...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Forrest as part of a wine tour, in a beautiful setting, we were looked after by Katrina who was excellent!! Clearly very passionate about her job and was so knowledgable and friendly! Tried some great wines here! A must for any wine tour.

Date of experience: January 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks. I am so proud of my energetic knowledgeable team and that you enjoyed our grounds. Come back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so refreshing to find a winery as good as this. A little confusing with all the different labels but understand the complexity of your business. How much do you want to spend. Me, I have no problem in buying right across the range...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Robert and I hope the compliments also appears on our lovely neighbours across the road at Framingham. We have real stories and history behind our different brands whether it is the Otago vineyard locations for Tatty Bogler Wines, lower alcohol wines for the Doctors...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Did the wine tours by Bike, this place was next door, small place but staff was eager to help and suggested some good wines to taste. Very nice Riesling and very nice setting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to comment on the staff, the wines and the setting. Happy travels.

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Great wines, fantastic setting and super friendly service make this a must visit when in Renwick/Blenheim area!

Date of experience: January 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience and acknowledging my wonderful cellar door team.

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Forrest is a great small-medium family winery to visit. Lovely setting with lots of seating outside, including beanbag chairs in which to relax and tables set up for tastings. They have an eclectic range of wines, with more unusual ones than many of the other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This summary is exactly what we aspire to offer - thank you. We do have an eclectic range and we try to change our offering regularly OR can be persuaded to open something you may have been searching for (including some perfectly aged bottles).

Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyable tasting with nice friendly staff. We had the tasting board with 7 wines to taste for $7. The cycle route around the area is excellent.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank You Eric. Forrest Wines have been great supporters of cycleways in Marlborough as from our own experiences in Europe it is a lovely way to enjoy the ambience and terroir of the area and have time to see why the area makes such great...More

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