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Van Ryn's Distillery

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Address: Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 881 3875

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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Brandy Tasting Explained

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Albert S
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Albert S
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

Thank richardnewman123
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank D8533FQmichellel
Portage La Prairie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank plaprairie
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Hannes v
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank maruschkar
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We traveled in a group of 12 (including 6 3rd year University Marketing students), to experience marketing concepts and experiences and this destination ticked all the boxes for us. the facility is beautiful, the atmosphere and Brandy/Chocolate tasting is really first class, all rounded off by a tour of the manufacturing facility. to top off the experience there is a... More 

Thank shaunw120
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited the Van Ryan's Distillery as part of our Stellenbosch tour and must say it was a pleasant surprise between vineyards. The grounds of the distillery are well kept and the structures are beautifully maintained. You are welcomed with an apricot brandy cocktail to enjoy while selecting our tasting. It was refreshing and dangerously enjoyable. We did a tasting... More 

Thank A R M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic visit! Our guide Voya provided us with the historical context of the distillery. She then spent time teaching us about brandy etiquette which proved to be quite the education!! She was fantastic and paid close attention to ensure we were having a good experience with an emphasis on broadening our understanding of what makes a brandy a good (award... More 

Thank LG-lifesgreat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went there for a tasting and a introduction course to south african brandy and learned so much about the process they go through to produce world class brandy's. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Van Ryns is a south african brand to be proud of! Must visit when you are in stellenbosch!!

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