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“A great out-of-season welcome!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forrest Wines Cellar Door

Forrest Wines Cellar Door
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Renwick
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Owner description: 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.At the entrance to Forrest wines stands a prominent stone wall built of the very stones that come from the surrounding area of the Wairau Valley. Beyond the wall the drive way winds through our oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard, over the small stone bridge and into a beautiful park setting, with willow trees and a duck pond, picnic tables, badminton, tennis and patenque.The atmosphere is relaxed and family-friendly, with toys for children of all ages. You may even catch a glimpse of Frankie the family Border Collie, she is so welcoming. The tasting room has a casual kiwi feel with couches, bean bags and outdoor furniture. A large variety of wines is on offer, a chance to taste a couple of your favourites or be adventurous and try a tasting tray with your choice of six wines. We pride ourselves on providing informative discussions about our wines, winemaking and our region. A selection of picnic nibbles is available for light lunches with cheeses, antipasto, smoked mussels and more. Please ask the cellar door staff.Wine tours of the vineyard and winery are available by appointment.Open 7 days 10am-4.30pm2011 Holidays - Closed on these dates below: New Year's Day 1st JanuaryGood Friday 22nd AprilMarlborough Anniversary Day 31st OctoberChristmas Day 25th DecemberBoxing Day 26th DecemberMarlborough has one of the world’s greatest wine trails: fabulous wine, breathtaking scenery, a warm climate and relaxed people clustered in one small grape growing region (approximately 14 x 7 kilometres). More than fifty wineries offer a variety of wine, food and entertainment. You can either drive, take a guided bus tour, or hire a bicycle and pedal your way around the vineyards via the Marlborough Cycle Network Renwick Route.
London, United Kingdom
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“A great out-of-season welcome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

We were driving through the area out of season and decided to pop in simply because they made a Malbec, which interested us. They offer so much more though.

The welcome we got was easily the warmest of any winery and we spent ages chatting with the knowledgeable and friendly lady in the shop.

A great selection of dessert wines - if witnessed by how many we bought to bring home!

Definitely worth a detour to this place if you're in the area - this isn't just another place where you'll be fobbed off with a few tasting.

Visited September 2013
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“Warm welcome even in low season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

The staff member at the Cellar Door gave me a warm welcome, in spite of it being a very quiet time of year for visitors. I would recommend a visit to this winery.

Visited September 2013
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Naples, Campania, Italy
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“Awesome experience and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

Went in March with my in-laws. Had a fantastic tasting. The staff were so talkative and super friendly. I cannot wait for summer to roll around to go back with some friends and sit on their fantastic lawn. And enjoy some lovely wine.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Tasty and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Lovely people here, and a wide selection of wines to taste from. We particularly enjoyed the reds. Well appointed with a light-filled and cosy tasting room.

Visited May 2013
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“We'll be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Really lovely and knowledgable staff who made us very welcome.
Wine tastings were good value for money in a relaxing setting.

Visited March 2013
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