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Forrest Wines Cellar Door

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Good session.

We arrived here again on our bikes. Met by the owner who again was enthusiastic about her wines. We... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Discerningofbucks
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Beautiful winery and beautiful people

Well worth a visit. Highlight of our Marlborough experience. The tasting plate is amazing. Great... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
THTravelsNZ
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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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 29 September 2018

We arrived here again on our bikes. Met by the owner who again was enthusiastic about her wines. We sampled seven different wines at a cost of 7 dollars. Good wine stocked now in the uk and some of the wines have low alcohol rating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thanks for posting the review. I'm pleased my enthusiasm for our product showed! Hope you find it in the UK. Cheers

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Highlight of our Marlborough experience. The tasting plate is amazing. Great selection of wines.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank THTravelsNZ
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much TH and glad you found us and so glad you took the time to comment. It means a lot to our staff and to us to know we are providing the type of experience travellers want.

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed wine tasting here. Some excellent wines. The tasting size was quite generous, & I was even given a couple of extra tastings. Friendly informative service with no pressure to buy, but you will want to anyway.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PeterE5
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks so much for your posting and we are delighted that you had such a positive experience. We definitely have a wide variety of wines and are always looking to discover new wine varietals that may do well in Marlborough. Cheers.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

We were part of a tour group from a cruise ship and this was our favorite winery visit. The wine is terrific and the tour fun and interesting. We were able to see the huge harvesting machine up close while tasting some wonderful wine. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you from one of the Doctors! So pleased you enjoyed the time at Forrest on your cruise and were able to enjoy some great wines and see some of the harvest close up. Wear your tee shirt with pride and pkease come back again.

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Our recent cruise through New Zealand took us on a wine tour in this region. Our 1st stop was Forrest. We were greeted by the owner and taken on a tour of the facility. After a brief walking tour we were given several samples of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ccairns4
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. Marlborough is certainly world renowned for Sauvignon Blanc - it is the Grape varietal that put us on the world Wine stage! Forrest is a little different in having 16 different Wine varietals (red and white) planted and has quite...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Forrest was the first stop on our wine tour today and what a warm welcome we received from Jan and her colleague! A really lovely vineyard which is family owned (personally love that) and has a gray story to tell. We did the 7 wine...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank allisonhosking
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to stop and review your experience. So pleased that you enjoyed it and your knowledgeable hostess. We are really proud of how our staff tell the stories and hopefully yoh now have a few more facts to help enjoy the...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018

We had lunch here - shared salad platter of meat and cheese - very good value. Wine tasting - 7 tastings for $7 - again, very good value. Nice surroundings vineyard and gardens or eat inside. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DELTAK
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for the informative review - we are happy that you took the time to share it. Cheers.

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I stopped in for the 7 wine tasting paddle and i can't recommend it enough. The staff were welcoming, knowledgable and the wine was delicious!! The outside area at Forrest is wonderful. You will not want to leave.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paulos1979
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thanks Paulos for coming in and for the great compliments to the staff - it is really appreciated to get feedback. Cheers and happy travels.

Reviewed 26 February 2018

This was an interesting winery. We started with an introduction from the owner of a mechanical picker and later saw a short film on how it works. I can see the value of the machine as the vineyards are very large and on flat land....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thanks for the comments and feedback. I hope you found other wines that suited your palate. The machine harvester is usually of great interest because of its amazing engineering but we do not use it for everything we harvest. I am glad the dogs were...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

This was another vineyard that our hotel and a number of websites recommended. When I asked about ordering food, the lady told me they really didn’t have anthing except some cheeses to go with wine. A menu listed other items, but she clearly didn’t seem...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LibbyCincinnati
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Libby I am disappointed that you had a negative experience at Forrest.. We are primarily a cellar door which specialises in interesting wines and informed, educated and normally engaging staff. The food offering is limited. Indeed we do only offer simple cheese platters - 2...More

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