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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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A relaxing stop for a 1/2 hour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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322 reviews 322 reviews
91 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 attraction reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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54 reviews 54 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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Hillcrest, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very interesting but the brandy was very expensive for someone who is not a connoseur or collector. We attended the brandy tasting only as had arrived a tad late for the tour of the place. Each couple are attended to by their own advisor who explains how to taste the brandy. This part was very interesting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is the second time we went because the first time was an enjoyable experience and we wanted to share this with some foreign visitors. We arrived at 15:20, before the last tasting at 15:30 and were rudely informed by the hostess that we arrived at the last minute and she made it seem like she was doing us a... More 

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

May we please offer our sincere apologies for the experience you had on Saturday at the Van Ryn’s Distillery. An experience like this is certainly not in line with what any guest at the Distillery should experience. We do appreciate the fact that you took the time to make us aware of the incident. If not, we would not be... More 

Kalmar County, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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