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Rust en Vrede

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Address: Stellenbosch 7599 South Africa, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: (021) 881-37-57
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The best winery ever

We have toured wineries in Napa, Australia, France, Italy and many other states in the US. Rust en Vrede set the bar a lot higher, We had the tasting which included both the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have toured wineries in Napa, Australia, France, Italy and many other states in the US. Rust en Vrede set the bar a lot higher, We had the tasting which included both the Estate wines and the Single vineyard wines, We also split the lunch special. We sat on the deck under the trees and they brought the wines out... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

A very grand entrance and dining is in the old wine cellar. We had the tasting menu with wine flights, which was good although not exceptional and there is a little feeling of pretension. First time ever in a restaurant without prices on the menu and to add to the suspense the bill arrives in a wooden box, which has... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had a wine tasting and the staff had their hands full. It took them a bit long to attend to everyone.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a review of the wine tasting experience at Rust en Vrede. Many wine estates charge a premium for a tasting of their top wines, and some just do not offer them. Not so* at Rust en Vrede. Available for tasting are a magnificent Syrah (Shiraz), a magnificent Cabernet, and a magnificent blend of the two. The cellar door... More 

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Herten, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We counted over 20 staff inside the restaurant. One for everything you can imagine. But the quality of the food is not in relation to the service. The fish was burned and the general taste experience was even mediocre. Still all these people must be paid for and the result is a high price for an average dinner. Also all... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great location, beautiful wines, helpful staff make this the best stop on your Stellenbosch visit. Very generous tastings of the best wines that Rust en Vrede have to offer. They have remodeled and expanded the tasting area which has a nice platform in the trees with views of the vineyards. The wines were outstanding as usual although we were disappointed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We came back for a second time in one week. Best red wines! We had a stunning lunch last week! Stunning, beautiful farm with excellent waiters!

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Cape Winelands, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We shared this evening with friends as they were also celebrating their wedding anniversary. It is not easy to book at this restaurant during peak holiday season and you must book many weeks in advance - if not months. The menu is a choice of a 4 course meal with options or a set 6 course tasting menu with wine... More 

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Miami, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wine tasting is done sitting down at a table outside so you really get to enjoy the views. Nice ability to sample some of the expensive wines the winery offers. If you purchase wine, they will waive the tasting fee. Service was very good and the staff member who assisted us was very friendly. I would recommend a visit as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Rust en Vrede is a beautiful estate, with a lovely name, however, the staff are quite impersonal and I get the feeling that they just learn everything about the wines off by heart instead of having a deeper understanding of them. We certainly did not feel very welcome and I wouldn't return or recommend anyone to go tasting there. The... More 

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