Tasting with Ken Forrester


I am absolutely thrilled that South African legend Ken Forrester himself will join us live from Stellenbosch for this tasting, to co-present his award-winning wines. Ken’s Chenin Blanc wines have received massive international acclaim, with literally hundreds of awards and accolades, but there’s much more to his range than that, with Sauvignon Blanc, rosé and his passion for red wines of the Rhône Valley showing up in his own Grenache and Rhône blends for example.

With his wines poured at the opening of The Scottish Parliament (the Forresters have their origins in the Western Isles of Scotland) as well as the 85th birthday of ex President Mandela, Ken is one of the world’s great wine figures. Tom and Ken go way back, and this tasting is the latest in a number of collaborations. Ken has personally chosen the wines for this tasting, which he will describe in his own wonderfully entertaining but fact-filled style.

Over the two sessions Tom and Ken will introduce South Africa and Stellenbosch in particular, with Ken providing in-depth insight into what makes his wines so sought after. We’ll have a Chenin shoot-out between the Petit Chenin Blanc and Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc in week one, plus the fabulous Renegade Rhône Blend, then seven days later we’ll be tasting the Reserve Sauvignon Blanc and Petit Rosé, finishing off with another reserve wine, the Pat’s Garden Merlot.

This is a fantastic opportunity to spend some time in the always entertaining company of one of the world’s great wine figures, and to hear his story from the horse’s mouth. To buy these wines would cost you £82.70, but thanks to Ken’s generosity you can have the six bottles delivered to your door on mainland UK for just £70 – saving over £2 per bottle.

The Wines

Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2019
Petit Rosé 2019
Renegade Rhône Blend 2017
Petit Chenin Blanc 2019
Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019
Pat’s Garden Merlot Reserve 2017

You will be taken to the wine purchase page once you have bought your tasting ticket.

We look forward to welcoming you to this session.