Ken Forrester and his renowned Wines celebrate 25 years in Gauteng…

Ken Forrester, Mr Chenin himself

I have known Ken Forrester from the years he was a restaurateur in Johannesburg some time back. Who could ever forget his Duck & Cherry Pie? Fortunately, it is still to be found on the menu at 96 Winery Road which Ken owns with his brother Alan. Put it on your bucket list it you have not been there. As Michelin would say, well worth the drive. You can stop off at Ken Forrester Wines for a tasting on the way.

96 Winery Road, owned by Ken and Alan Forrester, a legendary winery eatery in Stellenbosch

Since moving to the Cape more than 25 years as Ken and his Ken Forrester Wines have added immensely to the rich tapestry that is Stellenbosch Wine and indeed to Stellenbosch itself. Ken has championed Chenin Blanc and Red Rhône blends with massive success and the wines have iconic status around the world. His motor number plate is CHENIN WP.

Ken Forrester takes to the streets of Gauteng, inviting Jozi and Pretoria friends of wine to their very special 25-Year Celebratory Tasting Series, hosted by Mr.Chenin himself, on 21st and 22nd August respectively.

The Hilton Sandton Hotel

Bringing the picturesque Stellenbosch Winelands to vibrant urban Gauteng, these two not-to-be-missed tastings promise wine-lovers a rare opportunity to sample exciting wines from the past two decades. The first function takes place in Johannesburg and is hosted by The Hilton Sandton Hotel on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, the second in Pretoria at the festive Harlequin Club in Groenkloof on Thursday, 22 August 2019. It is all for a good cause too as all profits will be donated to Spark Schools, a cause very much supported by the Forrester family.

Ken Forrester with Tsogo Sun Wine Man Miguel Chan

The 25-Year Celebratory Tasting Series will feature rare wines from both Ken Forrester Wines’ captivating range, and from Ken’s personal private cellar. These 2 themed tastings are inspired by his journey, and are simply entitled, “Inspirational Stellenbosch”.

“We are so excited to be presenting tastings to celebrate our 25-Year Anniversary Celebrations to our friends in Jozi and Pretoria. If you didn’t already love Chenin Blanc, you will after these”, says Ken.

Tickets cost R250 per person and are available on in limited numbers, book soon to avoid disappointment!

Ken Forrester Methode Cape Classique Sparkle Horse Brut

Included in the ticket price is a welcome drink of the effervescent Sparklehorse Méthode Cap Classique, the wine tasting and post-tasting cheese boards served family-style.

Why not book for dinner at either OneNINEOne at the Hyatt (011 280 1188) or at the Harlequin Club (012 346 7341) and make an evening of it.

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Based on information from CVS Communications


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