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Van Ryn's Distillery

Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
+27 21 881 3875
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brandy tasting” (27 reviews)
“barrel making” (9 reviews)
“welcome drink” (7 reviews)
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Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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+27 21 881 3875
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location, very interesting and informative tour. Liked the barrel making demonstration, passion and skill infectious. The brandy and chocolate tasting was different and very good. It’s not something I would go for normally but pleased we have chosen to do something different, well received.

Thank MaddieH3366
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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear MaddieH3366 I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience while visiting Van Ryn's brandy distillery. Your adventurousness was duly rewarded while visiting us. I look forward to seeing you next time when you try our Decadent Delight tasting. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The place was lovely and the brandy was tasty (for someone who doesn't like brandy). The staff made for a nice experience but lacked background knowledge of brandy.More

Thank Anne W
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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Anne W. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our brandies, especially since it is not your drink of choice. I do appreciate your feedback regarding the background knowledge of the staff. I see this as an area where continuous improvement can always take...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I returned to the distillery after two years. Service was still on point. Hosts take so much pride in what they do. Coopers are excellent and their skills on display adds a fresh oomph to how one's mind imagines the barrel making...More

Thank Kashi P
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The tasting was great, I think their brandy is world class. The distillery, Cooper and cellar tour is world class. I have done a couple tours at distillery’s in Scotland and this matched up. The Cooper was great, it is a treat to be able...More

Thank Minty-South-Africa
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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Dear Minty Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Van Ryn's brandy distillery. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to take a trip out of Cape Town for Heritage Day celebration on Monday 25th September - and were in for a treat! The girl who showed us around the distillery in the morning with a small group (at about...More

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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Dr Samantha Brooks I am so glad you chose to spend your Heritage Day Celebrations by visiting us. More so in knowing that you were introduced to the "magic" which is brandy and brandy making. I hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

My mom is a huge brandy enthusiast and as a birthday treat we decided to take her to Van Ryn's for a tasting. The venue is very lovely and the little touch of a welcome drink is great, even though it was way too sickly...More

Thank Schani007
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Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

Dear Schani007 I would like to sincerely apologize to you for the disappointing tasting experience you had while visiting us. Further investigation will be done on my side to avoid a similar situation in future. I am glad that this has not deterred you from...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were very impressed with the service and the fact they catered for kids. We had expected to rush in, so my husband could buy some brandy, but we saw that they did a special fruit juice and chocolate tasting for the kids, while the...More

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Management response:Responded 18 July 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback after your visit. I am very glad that we could make your whole family feel special. I am sure that you and the kids will enjoy our distillery tour when you visit us again. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the distillery and tasted a variety of brandy's. The tour was interesting and the pieces from history was awesome. I recommend the tasting paired with chocolate.

Thank PaulTheSecond
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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear PaulTheSecond Thank you for your positive feedback on your visit to Van Ryn’s. I am very glad that you enjoyed your whole experience while visiting us. Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager: Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Anther definite must do in stellenbosch . Best brandy tasting and pairing. Cellar tour is an option staff very friendly and helpful. Recomnend a stop after lunch

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 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....More

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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

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

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