Forrest Wines: A Winery with a Unique Wine Tasting Experience in New Zealand's Marlborough
Forrest Wines is a well-loved winery located in the heart of Sauvignon Blanc country, just outside the town of Renwick in Marlborough, New Zealand.
Owned by the Forrest family, the winery is nestled among vineyards and boasts a unique wine tasting experience. With over 20 wines to sample from New Zealand's three greatest terroirs: Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, and Otago, you will have the opportunity to experience some of New Zealand's finest wines.
Wine Tasting Experience and Activities
Forrest Wines offers a relaxed tasting room where you can sample some of New Zealand's most renowned wines. The winery has park-like grounds, is family-friendly and welcomes all visitors. When visiting, guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy petanque, volleyball, or lawn tennis. The tasting room also features a fireplace for the cold winter days, while in summer there is plenty of shade to cool down from the sun. Apart from the tasting, the winery is well known for its friendly and informative service as well as its fabulous online mail order offers with worldwide delivery.
Operating Hours and Best Time to Visit
The winery is open seven days a week from 10 am to 4:30 pm, so you can visit any day of the week you like. However, please note that the busiest days are usually weekends. Early to mid-summer (December through February) is the most popular time of year to visit, as the weather is at its best and this is when the Marlborough Food and Wine Festival - New Zealand's longest-running food and wine event - takes place. Keep in mind; you can visit throughout the year.
Getting to Forrest Wines
Forrest Wines is located in Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand, which is only a 15-20 minute drive from the Blenheim airport (also located in Marlborough). The easiest way to get to the winery from Blenheim is by renting a car to enjoy the scenic drive within the region.
Forrest Wines is a must-stop place for all wine lovers. It's just one of the many wineries located in the Marlborough region and part of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail cycleway. Plan to visit throughout the year, pack a picnic, and enjoy wines from the Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, and Otago regions, all grown and made by the Forrest family.