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De Krans Wines

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Address: Station Rd, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 44 213 3314
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque...

De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp. The history of the farm dates back to 1890, when it was bought by the Nel family. Since 1985, most of the classic Portuguese port and wine varieties have been planted. De Krans is widely known as one of the leading port producers, as well as one of the most innovative cellars in South Africa. The Farm offers daily wine tasting, a country style bistro and a deli offering products either produced on the farm or sourced from local artisans.

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Lunch & tasting

Lovely place for families. The wines & port are suburb and the lunch was lovely.....when it arrived. The venue sits 70-80 people but they can't cope with half this. The service... read more

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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place for families. The wines & port are suburb and the lunch was lovely.....when it arrived. The venue sits 70-80 people but they can't cope with half this. The service was disappointing given how great the tasting experience was. ( we waited over 1 hour for salad & never got the bread we ordered .You would get another star... More 

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Thank Mark G
Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice scenery, awsome food, nice wine tasting, very friendly people! It was perfect and could not have been a better experience! Would come back any time again - if i had more vacation..,

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Thank Irene D
Cape Town, South Africa
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise, off the beaten track. We did a tasting - absolutely loved the pink port and the cab sauv. Amazing value for money wines, too. Extremely well priced. For lunch we both had the ostrich burger, which was fantastic.

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Thank Yvette W
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food well priced, friendly service. Trotters and tripe traditional South African food (afval in Afrikaans) as good as you can get. Pulled pork also excellent.

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Thank Francoet
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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418 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had been told the Krans now does lunch and that they were the best in town. It is located just outside of the centre of Calitizdorp, in the middle of the vineyard. We had an outside reservation (where you sit covered by the vines), but the winds were so gusty that we had to move inside, which was also... More 

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Secunda, South Africa
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We did a wine tasting at De Krans on a Tuesday. Their bistro is closed on a Tuesday. Not your typical cultivars of wines on offer - a large variety of Portuguese wines which forms the basis of their ports. What this winery is able to produce from this arid part of South Africa are true diamonds!

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Thank BlackKoffie
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We waited 10 minutes for menu's than another 10 for some one to ask us if we want to order drinks. The food arrived & my wife's "chicken liver pate was fish. We complained to the waitress but nothing came of it. My lamb curry was so sweet it could've brought on a diabetes attack. What the hell is that... More 

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Thank Nostferatu
DeKrans, Manager at De Krans Wines, responded to this review

Good day I am saddened by your bad experience. We are busy with training of new wait staff and the matter will be taken up with them. We do not offer a chicken liver pate on our platters, but we do apologise for the pate made with chicken breast fillet, not being to your taste. Our menu offers a Cape... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch. The pictures looked great of adverts but was dissapointed in beef burger pattie. No beef taste at all. Also had pork open sandwich, the meat and salad is ok but sauce in it dont work well with recipe. Realy dissapointed as we looked forward to eating here.

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Thank Sanchelene B
DeKrans, Manager at De Krans Wines, responded to this review

Good day We are so glad that we receive feedback from our guests. Either positive or negative it enables us to grow and shows us where to improve. I assure you that the beef patties are made with 100% pure minced A-grade beef steak from a reputable supplier. We apologise for the bad experience yourself and your wife had during... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely farmers platter lunch was enjoyed under the vines with a wine tasting as well. Next morning returned to pick our own hannepoot grapes .

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Thank Supa7WP
DeKrans, Manager at De Krans Wines, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for the wonderful review of your experience at De Krans. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you again in future. Kind Regards The De Krans Team More 

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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Had a fantastic chicken salad there - food and service was great! Will definitely return for a visit!

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Thank Thedoc999
DeKrans, Manager at De Krans Wines, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for choosing De Krans and sharing your memories of the experience with us. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind Regards The De Krans Team More 

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