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De Toren Private Cellar

Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
+27 21 881 3119
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It was a privilege to see how they produce their great wines

We were told about this winery by friends in Joburg. The wine was hard to source so we decided to... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
DavidLloyd60
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Stone, UK
Best winetasting by far!

We drank De Toren’s Fusion V in the Netherlands. Wonderful ‘three dimensional’ wine, bit heavy, but... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
heleeng2014
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Eemnes, The Netherlands
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"Without aim and direction you are nowhere. Our wine crafting roadmap is clear and precise; our objective is to redefine the Bordeaux concept and adapt it to be uniquely South African......achieving very complex, balanced and expressive wines." De Toren Private Cellar is named after the tower in the cellar which forms the centre of our philosophy of respect for the fruit we grow. In return the fruit will respectfully deliver extremely luxurious wines. We only make two wines: De Toren "Z" and De Toren Fusion V, both returning great accolades from all over the world!
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Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We were told about this winery by friends in Joburg. The wine was hard to source so we decided to ring and arrange a private tour. What a delight to go there and see the love and care that went into every bottle. Also to...More

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for these kind words David. It was a true honour hosting you and we hope to see you again soon! All the best - Emil, Albie & the De Toren team.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We drank De Toren’s Fusion V in the Netherlands. Wonderful ‘three dimensional’ wine, bit heavy, but we love it. Looked at their YouTube-video’s to be a bit informed. Have set a date and got a warm welcome and excellent tour by Anja Bekker. What a...More

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Mielies48, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

I am so glad you appeciated the visit Heleen. Please enjoy our wines in The Netherlands. Emil.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We left Cape Town a day early bc this is my husbands favorite wine and they do not take weekend appointments. Imagine our delight that when we arrived, the very nice receptionist told us that the owner Emile would be giving us our tour. A...More

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

What kind words! It was my absolute pleasure and do let us know once he has the privilege of getting the key! Our best, Emil & The De Toren Team

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

It was 2 years ago on my 40th but remains the best vineyard experience that I have had. A personal touch delivered by the vineyard owner, Emil, with a superb tasting session at the end, Cannot wait to go back again. Highly recommended as part...More

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We loved hosting you. Thank you for these kind words and so glad we could be a small part of your 40th birthday!

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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

So firstly you have to book a wine tour by appoint only. This is a private farm that is exclusive. The experience matches the brand of the farm. The experience starts of from the history of the owner, the various blocks only two primary wine...More

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and thank you for visiting us. It was an absolute pleasure to host you. The De Toren Team

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The best wine tour I have ever been on and I have done many in many countries . The tour complements the excellent and very exclusive products they produce .

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Wow, thank you - such a great honor to hear that. Kind Regards,The De Toren Team

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

A friend of mine recommended to visit De Toren. It was an excellent recommendatiion. First you have to make an appointment. (!) After arrival you have to register at the reception, and then you get a very informative guided tour through the vinyards and the...More

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much and so glad your friend recommended us. Kind Regards, The De Toren Team

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

De Toren is just amazing, we were warmly greeted by Adele with a bright smile and then Charles Williams, the winemaker, arrived to lead our tour. Charles explained how they map out each portion of their land holding and use infrared aircraft photographs to analyze...More

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for an amazing review. Seems like you could do the next tasting, very well said. Kindest Regards, The De Toren Team

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be the best wine tasting experience that I've ever had, and I've been to hundreds of wine estates. We were greeted by Albie, the MD, who took us around the vineyards and estate and gave us the most educational and interesting vineyard...More

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

What a privilege to have been one of your best experiences. The De Toren team thanks you for your kind words. Kindest Regards, The De Toren Team

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

One of the most educational tours and tastings I've been on to date. During the tour you visit the vineyard, wine making facility, cellar and tasting room. Appointments are required, but worth the advance planning.

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Albie K, Manager at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you for visiting our estate and allowing us to plan in advance. This ensures a great experience for you and your guests.

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