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Address: Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 881 3875
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Experience the atmosphere and stature of the Van Ryn's Brandy...

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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Superb Brandy and great setting

Something a bit different to the wines and well worth a visit. Very knowledgable staff and recommend the tasting with chocolate the 12, 15 and 20 year olds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Simon J
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something a bit different to the wines and well worth a visit. Very knowledgable staff and recommend the tasting with chocolate the 12, 15 and 20 year olds.

Thank Simon J
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best tasting brandy and a hell of a good service, I forgot my wallet there and they have kept it save. Devon, one of the guy's working there brought my wallet all the way to my location and I could not ask for a better service. Was great guys thanks.

Thank smitb481
Cape Point, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Van Ryn's Distillery & Brandy Cellar Pure Perfection and Elegance The history and a fact or two. Van Ryn's Distillery (1845) is the only Brandy distillery in Stellenbosch. Situated close to Vlottenberg station (On the R 310 - 35min from Cape Town) and along the banks of the Eerste River. The accolades - Judged world’s best brandy by the International... More 

Hillcrest, South Africa
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Intrigued by the huge billboard we drove into the premises unsure of what to expect as neither of us are brandy drinkers. What a pleasant surprise. We arrived at 10 am which was the time of the first tour and were the only ones there. The guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. Especially entertaining was the cooper. The entire tour... More 

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Burnham-on-crouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Nice to drive into the estate, at time of visit it was not in use, so impeccably clean. Tour guide has a quite voice, only heard, ANY QUESTIONS? So the tour progressed. onto the tasting. a 10 year old (sold to American Indians, burning...) the 12 15 and 20 pot stilled were palatable. (20 yr old £75) If the tour... More 

Thank 889Bernard
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Very beautiful. Great tasting brandy. Even if you're not a brandy lover this place is a definite must see. The staff are amazing too.

Thank Nicholas P
Rochester, New York
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Not the brightest idea to start my wine tasting day, but gorgeous distillery inside and out. Had a choice of which tasting to do and ultimately went with the chocolate and brandy pairing (12,15,20 year brandy) with coffee as a palate cleanser. As someone that doesn't drink coffee, I loved this pairing! Will eventually go back in a couple years... More 

Thank Neets007
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We did the tour with a brandy tasting which was really nice :) learned a few new things about brandy. Chocolate and brandy tasting was good :)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank Cindy Kathy C

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