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Van Ryn's Distillery

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Address: Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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Experience the atmosphere and stature of the Van Ryn's Brandy Distillery...

Experience the atmosphere and stature of the Van Ryn's Brandy Distillery where the tour of the distillery includes a demonstration of the art of coopering, a whiff of the Angle's share in the maturation cellar, followed by the guest's choice of vintage brandy tastings. The choice of tastings include an option of a brandy, coffee and chocolate tasting or a brandy and florentine tasting. The distillery is also a popular venue for private functions and conferences.

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A bit different to the usual Wine tour stops

Stopped in here after passing it many times previously. We were out spending the day wine tasting but thought we would give Van Ryn's a go even though none of us were Brandy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Staffordshire,England
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Staffordshire,England
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here after passing it many times previously. We were out spending the day wine tasting but thought we would give Van Ryn's a go even though none of us were Brandy drinkers. What a pleasant surprise and we are so glad we did. Greeted at arrival with a welcome drink which was refreshing and delicious. We then settled... More 

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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this review

Dear BRowan Traveller Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so glad that you were pleasantly surprised when you visited us. I hope your family member enjoyed their gift! Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager: Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery More 

Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in preparation for a food and wine pairing. The tasting presentation was brilliant and the cocktail to start delicious. The decor is very striking and it was a very pleasant visit.

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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this review

Dear Alicia M I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Van Ryn’s Distillery. Your positive feedback regarding the tasting, cocktail and décor is much appreciated. Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager Van Ryn's Distillery More 

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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the tasting, tours and excellent hospitality. Beautiful venue. The ladies made us feel very welcome.

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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this review

Dear Princess991. Thank you for taking the time to give us the wonderful feedback about our hospitality during your visit. We hope to welcome you back to the Van Ryn’s Distillery soon. Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager Van Ryn's Distillery More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Built in 1905 using rock gathered from the Eester River, parts of the distillery apparently still untouched since its construction. We were greeted at the entrance and taken to the waiting room where a restored working potstill is the main feauture.The tour takes you to the cellar holding tanks and then to the distillery area . After the Distillery the... More 

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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this review

Dear Dieter I am very pleased that you enjoyed your Distillery Tour and Tasting while visiting the Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery and thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager Van Ryn's Distillery More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Distillery and just missed the tour time so before you go check the tour times as I'm told the tours are very interesting. Never mind we had a good time anyway taking part in the Brandy tasting. It's quite remarkable how different the Brandy tastes depending on what you eat with it. We treated the 12 year... More 

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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this review

Dear Albert S Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Distillery. When next you are in South Africa and visiting the area, I hope you would be able to join us for a tour, it is something rather special. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager: Van... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this Distillery yesterday and again this morning. The buildings are grand and beautifully presented. We were greeted at the door by a smiling member of staff who offered us a complimentary glass of peach brandy. We then had a tasting of the 12, 15 and 20 year old Brandies ... paired with Belgian chocolates &... More 

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Oudtshoorn
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

There aren't many places where you are given something for free and a smiling welcome as you walk through the front door. Try Van Ryn's Distillery on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, the Western Cape, South Africa, region known for its grapes and beautiful scenery. The snifter of five-year-old brandy mixed with peach and apricot juice is just the start of... More 

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Portage La Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Innocuous exit off R 310 in Stellenbosch leads one to think that only the knowers go here, but boy, is that sip worth it. 3 globes of 12, 15 and 20 yr old brandy for R90. And a platter of nibblies to clear the tongue between sips. I was sorely tempted to splash out the R160 for the 20 yr... More 

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Upon arival, we were greeted with a welcome drink of brandy, peach and apricot juice. The staff were super friendly and were eager to assist us. We did a chocolate and brandy pairing where you get to taste three different brandies. This was the third time I visited Van Ryns and will definitely return in the future! Van Ryn's brandies... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted something else so we had Amazing brandy, the staff was very friendly and the distillery was a really beautiful place! We enjoyed it!

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