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Forrest Wines Cellar Door: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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19 Blicks Road | Blenheim, Renwick 7204, New Zealand
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+64 3-572 9084
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here are so helpful....went over and above expectations. Unpretentious relaxing environment. Bonus that the wine is also bloody awesome!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank webbutler
brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Delighted that you all enjoyed the experience at Forrest and we hope you come back with more friends. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried the 7 wine tasting which was brought out to us on an attractive wooden board while we sat be the fire. We were given the overview of the 7 seven wines and then allowed to taste them at our leisure. We also ordered...More

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

Thanks for the informative review. So glad you enjoyed the wine, food and total experience. Cheers.

Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the well organised wine tasting platters with 6 different wine. The portions were generous and the explanations very good. We enjoyed hearing about the family story that created this vineyard. The cellar door is up a long driveway in a beautiful peaceful setting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Thanks for sharing the informative post. Much appreciated and I hope you can visit us again at some stage. Cheers.

Reviewed 9 August 2019

Forrest did an amazing tasting platter of wines! The open courtyard was the perfect spot to relax after a morning of biking round the vineyards with it's beanbags and blankets. The staff were very friendly and the wine delicious!

Date of experience: May 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

Thanks for visiting us Jenny and pleased that you enjoyed it and took the time to share. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 22 July 2019

We were here a few weeks ago and wanted to visit cellar doors but many were closed due to it being winter. Thankfully a few were open, including Forrest. We arrived and were warmly greeted by the cellar door host Katrina, who was very friendly,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

Thank You so much for taking the time to write such a full and fabulous review. I am so proud of my staff and their enthusiasm and knowledge and commitment to a good customer experiences and to the wine making team for always having some...More

Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

The cellar door here is really nice and cozy. You can choose either a tasting platter to sit down and enjoy or select from the wines available at the counter. I really enjoyed the wines I tasted here. I will definitely be back.

Date of experience: July 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

Thanks for finding us and posting a nice review on both the wines and the venue. We look forward to seeing you again soon - and pkease tell us you’ve come back! Cheers.

Reviewed 18 June 2019

We came to Forrest Wines with the Bubbly Grape wine tour. By far the best winery we went to. The wines were delicious, especially the Doctors Riesling, so we bought a bottle and we are now ordering some more to be couriered to home. If...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and the team is very happy that you enjoyed both the wine offering and the experience and l Ed how to order more!! Please come back (with friends) and introduce yourself if you are not recognised by a...More

Reviewed 24 April 2019

Stopped at family run Forrest Wines Mar 4/19 on a recent 23 day tour with Moa Trek. Our group was able to taste 4-5 wines with excellent information about the various varieties provided by a Forrest family member. (My fav was The Doctor's Riesling). All...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Thanks so much for this review and we love having opportunities to choose wines to match Margarets interesting and flavoursome food. (Yes she does share with us!)

Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

I went wine tasting here while on Wine Tours by Bike. I visited a few vineyards for tastings and this was my favourite. I did the tasting board of 7 wines, which felt like a bargain at 7 NZD. The wines are set out on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2019

Thanks for the lovely review and description of our Forrest tastings Nina. Safe travels.

Reviewed 10 April 2019 via mobile

Some other wineries we visited this day were stuffy, too formal and overpriced. Forrest was beautiful. A really friendly vibe from the staff, a reasonbly priced cheese board option, loved the Doctors wine and the setting. Various seating options so we sat at the low...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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brigidf_13, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

WOW - thanks Ang. So pleased we hit the spot with our tasting venue. It was such a glorious autumn day to be out enjoying the Marlborough cellar doors. Thanks for coming and spreading the word. Safe travels.

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