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Forrest Wines Cellar Door

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Wonderful!

We called at this cellar door because we had had selected Forrest wine for our daughters wedding in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann S
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Debenham, United Kingdom
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Best cellar door I have ever done!

Firstly the wines are simply stunning. Thoroughly enjoyed sampling their beautiful wines. But... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
342kateg
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Hong Kong, China
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We called at this cellar door because we had had selected Forrest wine for our daughters wedding in the UK. We enjoyed the standard 7 tasting wines as well as a further tray of wines selected to suit our preferences along with a cheese platter....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ann S
brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much Ann for taking the time to share your experience. I haven't forgotten the bean bag suggestion and you will be first on the list next season. Cheers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly the wines are simply stunning. Thoroughly enjoyed sampling their beautiful wines. But what blew me away was the overall cellar door experience. The food paring offering is so brilliant. I learnt loads about wine and food paring and I was so so impressed with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Kate for your very positive review which I will share with the cellar door hostesses. The food pairing option that you had is a VIP offering we have developed with one of our tour operators and as yet is not standard but we do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Liked having a board of 7 wines to try at leisure with a nice cheeseboard. ($7 for wine and $20 for the 2 cheeseboard shown). Nice garden area.

Date of experience: February 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Bob for your informative comments - pleased you liked the place and the offerings! Cheers.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this winery. Beanbags on a shaded grassy area to enjoy a platter and a wine tasting selection. All the wines were delicious (except one that was too sweet for our palate), but the big surprise was the rose. Not being rose drinkers, this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to make such lovely comments. For us at Forrest Rose is the "wine of summer" and you have good taste as this crisp dry fully flavoured Rose just won another Gold Medal. So pleased you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Again an interesting background to this vineyard. The "doctor" branded more scientific products were actually pretty good, as were the more conventional types. Tasting was delivered by our host with much passion.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry H
brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

"The Doctors" are all lower alcohol wines made in the vineyard with no extraction made of alcohol in the winery or the laboratory - so perhaps scientific understanding is a better description. Still full flavoured wines at less than 10% alc/vol. We love sharing our...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019 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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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

Thanks so much for your glowing and informative review. So pleased that you enjoyed the experience. We set up the trays so that people can talk about them and go back and retry one or two as we do at home with friends. Cheers

Reviewed 16 February 2019

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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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2019

Thanks for coming back to check on us Ross and Chris and your kind review. I am proud that our aim of having friendly but knowledgeable staff comes across but in a relaxed way. We hope to see you a little more frequently perhaps -...More

Reviewed 14 February 2019 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 16 February 2019

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 11 February 2019

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
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

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 27 January 2019 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 16 February 2019

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

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