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Address: Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 881 3875
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Description: 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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For the brandy lover

If you enjoy brandy then this is the place for you. A fine selection with wonderful pairings and vintages. If you are unsure then Van Ryns is a wonderful place to try some amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you enjoy brandy then this is the place for you. A fine selection with wonderful pairings and vintages. If you are unsure then Van Ryns is a wonderful place to try some amazing brandy, if you are going to try then you might as well try some of the best. My personal recommendation is the 5 year. Not a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Beautiful decor. Delicious brandy. We received a welcome cocktail upon arrival which was really pleasant. The tasting was really good and paired with different cookies. Lovely venue. It's a must if you are in the area.

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Pretoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

WOW! So many different tastings. the staff are well enlightened and very helpful. We did not want to leave! We did a Brandy tasting and I would go back for a pairing

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

From the moment you walk in the customer service is remarkable, the cost minimal , the experience of Fine Brandies from South Africa just remarkable. WHY CAN WE NOT BUY IN UK?

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We unfortunately went on a rather busy day but that can't be helped when tour groups arrive without booking. It was still a lovely experience even though we were rushed during the tasting and left to our own devices. The tour was interesting and the tasting enlightening. The staff at the front desk could have been a bit friendlier and... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Although Van Ryn's is a beautiful distillery in a stunning location, the service we received was slightly disappointing. Upon arrival, we were offered brandy or peach juice (which I had as I was driving and it was quite pleasant), sat down to sample some brandies but no staff were forthcoming, despite there only being one other group of 4 in... More 

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Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this review

Dear Temer2 Thank you for taking the time to review your experience whilst visiting the Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery. If you did not alert us to your experience, we would not be able to improve on the level of service we provide. I sincerely apologize for the lack of service delivery you experienced during your visit. This is definitely not... More 

Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a wonderful place to learn how brandy is made. I loved this place the wood work in the main hall is fantastic! What a special treat to see the coopers at work. Such an age old art still happening. The Brandy and chocolate tasting is a must do it will take your breath away. I spent time talking to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Well done. Nice space. Big and can handle many people. Could be better if they told you a bit more. Casual; no reservations needed; friendly service. We got tastings of 3 brandies (3 orders) and 3 brandies with chocolates (2 orders). Damages for 5 were $25!

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Don't even bother visiting any other brandy cellar in this region. GO straight to Van Ryn's. When we arrived our guide were waiting for us with brandy and peach cocktail. Great service. We did the cellar tour and a tasting of brandy and Chocolate. What a great time we had. all the brandies are so smooooooth. 10/10

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We tried the chocolate and brandy pairing and all thoroughly enjoyed the informative introduction and the relaxed atmosphere to sit and chat while we tried each brandy.

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

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