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The Darling Wine Shop

5 Main Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 22 492 3971
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Cannot beat it for variety, price and sewrvice

It is wonderful to visit all the local wine estates but this little gem on the quiet end of the... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
2david1947
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Amazing Charles Withington

My husband and I stopped over in Darling enroute to Paternoster on a Saturday afternoon. After... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
rohini n
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Darling Wine Shop is the home of Darling wine and carries the widest range of Darling wines in the world. We offer unsurpassed regional wine knowledge, professional staff to advise and guide, and a nationwide delivery service. If you with to experience the "Taste of Darling" this is where it is !
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5 Main Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

It is wonderful to visit all the local wine estates but this little gem on the quiet end of the main road is the ''one stop wine shop''. Charles the owner and his right hand lady Ida keep the discerning locals and visitors to Darling...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped over in Darling enroute to Paternoster on a Saturday afternoon. After sampling and then purchasing some of the most delectable cheeses and spreads at the Udderly Delicious with the guidance of a passionate cheese crafter who took no short cuts...More

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Charles W, Owner at The Darling Wine Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Dear Rohini, Thank you for your extremely kind words ! As much as the wine shop might have delighted you, I was equally delighted to meet you and your husband. With enthusiasm such as your who could not leap at the opportunity to do something...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

I wanted to taste the local wines,but was told no bottles were open!!. I did buy a bottle, but would have bought more. BIG let down as you do have to go to all the local cellers. GO TO THE CHEESE SHOP NEXT DOOR,ITS A...More

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Management response:Responded 28 September 2017

Hi there Jackney .. apologies indeed for taking some time to respond to your comments. Firstly, it is never good for us to hears that someone has had anything other than a great experience when they visit us. In busy seasons we have two or...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Charles was wonderful!!! An amazing wine buying experience! A Must for anyone visiting Darling! Very helpful and knowledgeable, an utter joy!More

Thank Lizane H
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Management response:Responded 25 April 2017

Hi Lizane ... thank you for your kind words. You were simply the most charming family one could imagine and it was for me a delightful time spent guiding you through some of the gems from this area. You made a great selection and I...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A great thank you to Charles Withington for presenting my guests with an amazing selection of wines from the Darling (Swartland Wine Region). His knowledge of the wine and the character of each wine was outstanding. What a wonderful experience!

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Delightfully arranged and displayed, wines to taste and to buy in a typically charming Darling shoppe. Even on a Sunday. Assisted by a connoiseur of wine made it so much easier to make a choice. I would imagine that few people would leave the Darling...More

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Management response:Responded 17 November 2016

Thank you for visiting our shop and for your kind words, we do hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Had a nice visit on a Sunday. They have a wide selection at very reasonable prices. The owners were super friendly and I really enjoyed my visit. Nice local spirits on offer too.

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Management response:Responded 17 November 2016

Happy you stopped by and thank you for the nice review! We do hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Charles provided a few tastings based on preferences, and is very knowledgeable about wines - not only from this area and South Africa, but around the globe. They are also able to ship wines. A wonderful stop, made even better with the cheese shop next...More

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Management response:Responded 17 November 2016

Thank you for your nice review and for stopping by, please visit us again!

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This shop was amazing.... We where in darling on a Sunday not realizing that Darling Wineries would be closed.... but we where not disappointed. ..the same wine at great prices...i don't think there was that much mark up on it but we left happy with...More

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Management response:Responded 17 November 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We actually sell all Darling wines at cellar door prices, so if you ever drive past Darling again, please pop in.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

After our walk in and out from Ormonde we bumped into this little shop on our way out. Stopped and was greeted friendly and the lady was really knowledgeable of all her products on the shelves and after she asked us a few questions she...More

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