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Forrest Wines Cellar Door

19 Blicks Road | Blenheim, Renwick 7204, New Zealand
+64 3-572 9084
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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 1 week ago
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 2 weeks ago
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.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.
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19 Blicks Road | Blenheim, Renwick 7204, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

Thank Louis O
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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.

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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

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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

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Reviewed 19 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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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Brigid F, Owner at Forrest Wines Cellar Door, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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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