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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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All the wine was excellent, it is in a glorious location and the staff were great, it was the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
TravelCork
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Cork, Ireland
Delightful Wines!

Forrest Wines was our last stop on a "Wines of Marlborough" tour--and it was our favorite! Our... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Cerritos_Dave
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Cerritos, California
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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 16 February 2017

All the wine was excellent, it is in a glorious location and the staff were great, it was the perfect winery.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks for the great review - I can't say we are "perfect" but we do try to offer a great experience and we are proud of our grounds and staff. Cheers

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Forrest Wines was our last stop on a "Wines of Marlborough" tour--and it was our favorite! Our guide explained how this winery was founded by a husband and wife--both doctors! After showing us some vines and explaining how they are supported (3 ways) she took...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thanks for the great review. Just to clarify the "Doctors" range of wines are the lower alcohol. We do have a Californian importer - look on our website for more details.

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I was first introduced to Forrest estate in 1996 when i joined the police. We travelled to blenheim for a day trip. Since then i have been an avid follower of John's wine. I have tried everyone and honestly have not found one i dont...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to publish a review especially when you are a "friend of Forrest". So pleased that you tried a few new varietals. You know that John and the winemaking team are always trying to do new things!!! Look...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Of the 7 or 8 wineries that we toured, the tour aspect of the Forrest Wines experience was the most informative. Very enjoyable and fun mainly thanks to Becky, and some novel low-alcohol wines, even if we are a little unsure of that concept on...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thanks for your comments James. Having a research biochemist and a Doctor as owners and winemakers goes a little way to explaining the lower alcohol concept - we care about your health and we love pushing some of the boundaries around what has been expected...More

Reviewed 24 January 2017

Forrest winery is my favorite for tastings. A tasting tray of 6 wines is $7, and cheese and crackers $10. The staff bring you what you ordered and you can s relax and enjoy them in your own time. Loved it!More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to make some lovely comments Karen. Personally I think the experience of wine is relaxing and enjoying it with friends. Food adds another dimension and can change the appreciation and flavour perception quite a lot so it is always a...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

There are no free tastings here but definitely still worth a visit. You can purchase a flight of 6 wines (selected from a menu) and relax in the garden on the beanbags or tables. As you are essentially paying for tastings there is no high...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Thanks for the review Rebecca. Just to clarify we do offer free tastings of up to 3 wines at the bar. The tasting tray option is just one option if people feel like lingering a little longer.

Reviewed 21 December 2016

Beautifully crafted wines here, and staff that appreciates good questions and the history of the place. Wonderful stop - gorgeous grounds too.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Wow - that is so music to my ears as that is exactly what we aim to promote. I will have delight sharing that with the cellar door staff and all the staff who individually keep the grounds looking good. Merry Christmas and safe travels.

Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I agreed that Forrest offered the best wine tasting experience among 3 the 3 vineyards we visited on one day. The hostess was friendly, introduced the vineyard history and the wine on the tasting menu. The 6 wine we had chosen was...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thanks for coming to visit and really pleased that you enjoyed the experience. The cellar door staff love getting your feedback so we can continue to improve. Cheers.

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Beautiful relaxed setting for wine tasting. For $7.00 you get to choose a selection of 7 wines to taste that arrive on a tray at your table. A great way to while away the time whether you are a tourist or a local. A "must...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Brigid F, General Manager at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thanks for stopping in and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Adviser. Cheers Brigid

Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Did my first ever wine tasting here and it was a great experience. Ended up buying some bottles to take home even though I'm not much of a wine drinker - the wines here are fantastic. Beautiful setting and would be a great place to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Wow - I'm pleased we were able to get you enthused about wine tasting. We actually don't have a restaurant but do offer some cheese and pate platters just for light snacks. Our staff can always offer suggestions about which local cafes and restaurants might...More

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