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Van Ryn's Distillery

Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
+27 21 881 3875
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Ranked #17 of 103 Activities in Stellenbosch
Type: Breweries
Owner description: Experience Van Ryn's Distillery, where you learn about the fine craft of brandy making. During the tour experience a demonstration of the art of... more » Owner description: Experience Van Ryn's Distillery, where you learn about the fine craft of brandy making. During the tour experience a demonstration of the art of coopering and get a whiff of the angle's share in the maturation cellar. There is a selection of paired and non paired brandy tastings to experience, including the popular brandy, coffee and chocolate tasting. « less
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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Take the tasting which is a really nice experience and totally worth it. The staff is great and you can also buy and take with you the nice products. Bring a driver if you want to drink and not risk anything.

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Cape Town, SA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We've been to Van Ryn's a couple of times with friends and every time it was a good day. The welcoming drinks are a nice touch, the tour of the cellars are interesting and I quite enjoyed the chocolate and coffee paired with the brandies

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Gold Coast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Greeted with a brandy based liqueur on arrival the entire experience was fantastic. Paid 25 rand for a very interesting tour-well worth doing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Brandy tasting was never on my to do list but as the opportunity was there we went for it and it was a great decision!! The welcoming cocktail was perfect and gave me a new combi should I be having brandy. We did a tour of the distillery and included in it was a demonstration on how to make a... More

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Ryde, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We came here to taste some of their excellent brandy. The distillery tour was great, where they showed us amongst other things how they made their wine vats. But the tasting was the highlight. We sat in a great room on some leather chairs and felt like kings while they presented us with their 10, 12, 15 and 20 year... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

From the environs, to the smell, to the brandy; Van Ryn’s is a sensory delight. Everyone else on our wine tour decided to skip this destination and, boy, did they miss out! Indulge in the brandy, coffee & chocolate combo – it’s bliss; especially when taken in the deep armchairs and woody surrounds (Downton Abbey anyone?). Beware though(!), it packs... More

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I've been to Van Ryns a few times now and each time I am blown away by the setting, as you walk in you are transported back to the days when cognac was sipped in the cigar filled gentlemen's clubs of South Africa. In my head I see Cecil john Rhodes bent over a map of the diamond fields drinking... More

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Capetown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We arrived at 15:45 on saturday the web site indicated that they will be open untill 16:00 , the geberal staff was willing to assit but the lady behind the till was rude and unwilling to assist . According to her they close at 15:30 and they will not attend to any customer after .... . If you have travelled... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

If you like your brandy (as I do!), this is a must see place. It is a very attractive setting and you are greeted with a lovely brandy and peach juice aperitif, very nice. The tour is interesting, but the highlight is the tasting - I had the chocolate, coffee and brandy tasting - what a combination. I went away... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

The Van Ryn brandy tasting and distillery tour is simply excellent. The demonstration of the craftsmanship involved in making barrels was the highlight for me. Highly recommended!

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