Known as the King of Chenin Blanc, Ken Forrester is one of the South African wine industry’s best-loved and highest profile figures. He was originally a restaurateur in Johannesburg, but he bought a run-down farm in Stellenbosch in 1993 and has, as they say, never looked back. We talked about his Dirty Little Secret, Rhône grapes in the Cape, Ken’s upbringing in Zambia and what the acronym FMC – his most famous Chenin Blanc – really stands for.
To read more about Ken’s wines, look at his website. You can also follow him on Instagram @kenforrestervineyards.
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