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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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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?

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Simmmos
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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47 attraction reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
87 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Cape Town
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were looking for a top SA brandy as a gift to an American cognac lover and visited Van Ryn's for a brandy tasting. It was an excellent experience as always and the brandies seem to be getting better with every visit! This is a world class offering and we hope that our American friend enjoys his bottle of 15... More 

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Somerset
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The highlight of this tour was the welcome brandy with juice. The mini-plant tour was also interesting, and the cooper demonstrating the barrel-making was great. However, the actual brandy tasting was not for me - I didn't enjoy it at all, as I'm not a big fan of drinking neat brandy, no matter how well it's been aged. It was... More 

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South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We loved it! Van Ryn's brandy is sthe best. Their chocolate and brandy pairing is excellent. Unfortunately we were to late for a tour, but had a very informative lesson about each of the chocolate and brandy pairs. Really a must-do when you are in Stellenbosch!

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