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Forrest Wines Cellar Door

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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A learning experience

Tasted some very good wines, especially The Doctors' Riesling. With the tastings was an excellent... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
brwydave02
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Portland, Oregon
Great experience

What a wonderful time we spent at Forrest Wines Cellar door enjoying the wine tasting tray with 7... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Sontie
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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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 10 February 2018

Tasted some very good wines, especially The Doctors' Riesling. With the tastings was an excellent video showing mechanized grape harvesting using the harvester parked just outside. A shaded lawn with comfortable seating made this site an excellent respite for touring bicyclists.

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 coming in and the comments. Cheers.

Reviewed 6 February 2018

What a wonderful time we spent at Forrest Wines Cellar door enjoying the wine tasting tray with 7 wines and a great platter of cheese and terrine. This was a much more pleasant way to do a wine tasting that standing up at a bar...More

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

Wow. Thanks you so much for the comments. I am so proud of my staff and their enthusiasm and knowledge, not only of our wines, but of the wider wine industry and the other opportunities and hidden gems that Marlborough has to offer. We hope...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

What a way to sell your wines! Having an excellent host like Vicky being so enthusiastic about your wines would make anyone sit up and take note of the depth of earnestness in this wine house's desire to always push towards the edge. The best...More

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

Thanks Diane. Yes we do like to keep experimenting and pushing the boundaries a little - we call it "Kiwi ingenuity". I am so proud of my staff and their commitment to also learning as much as they can about what makes a great wine...More

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely wine tasting here. They were so nice and very knowledgeable about the region and its wines. We tried 4 wines and we also enjoyed a number of cheeses to accompany our tasting. The setting is in a beautiful garden and well...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 141Dini
Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We are so glad that you enjoyed the offering at Forrest Wines and gleaned some helpful knowledge about the wines and the Marlborough area. Cheers.

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely service. Beautiful wines. They have a tasting plate of 7 wines for $7 that is a bit of fun and there’s small snacks. There’s a winery dog that says hello and plenty of beautiful surroundings to enjoyMore

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

Thanks for the lovely review. The tasting tray encourages people to branch out and try some different wines that they normally wouldn't ask to try. You can try them with your friends and discuss them and make your own assessment and then we can answer...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a perfect summers say made even better by delicious wine. On arrival you get two free tastings or a tray of 7 for $7. We would highly recommend this winery and recommend the Bubbles for Beth made especially for their daughters graduation...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. “Bubbles for Beth” is indeed an unusual style for New Zealand but very delicious. We try to have some different Wine varietals only available to taste and buy at the cellar door. So pleased you stopped by.

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This winery seems to be a bit „hungry“: If you taste more than two wines you have to pay for this. Quite different to other wineries in the regions Well, this can be OK, but the staff was not extremely friendly. Good alternatives are Framingham...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

I am sorry you felt this way about your visit to Forrest. Our Tasting Tray option has grown by demand and we do encourage it as people get to try a range of different wines that they would not normally choose to taste at a...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a must do on the bike trail for renwick. For $7 we got a flight of 7 tasters and they were all so excellent. Ofcourse their whites where the best but the Pinot was okay too.More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you. We do also have the sparkling Syrah/Malbec - “Bubbles for Beth” if you are looking for a different red. Pinot Noir is the main red grown in Marlborough but we do have our Central Otago and Waitaki Valley Pinot Noirs and our “Bordeaux”...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Had the large cheese plate with fig preserves, terrine and olives. Accompanied by 7 wines to taste. A fun lunch sitting outside in the patio. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thanks for the great review. We think It is a nice way to share the experience of Wine and Food in a relaxed setting. Simple as it maybe it is one of life’s pleasures to just take some time to enjoy!

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Nice range of quality wines and friendly staff, they also have a bike trail for cyclists too. Near Renwick

Date of experience: December 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to write such a complimentary review. We do enjoy having cyclists visit us and are actively trying to grow the safe off road cycling in the area.

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