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Address: Stellenbosch 7599 South Africa, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: (021) 881-37-57
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Complex, unique wines at high prices

We were excited to try the wine at Rust en Vrede after reading a review of South African wines in Wine Spectator. The wines on offer during the tasting were quite interesting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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359 reviews 359 reviews
134 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were excited to try the wine at Rust en Vrede after reading a review of South African wines in Wine Spectator. The wines on offer during the tasting were quite interesting and complex, although the bottles are sold at a much higher price point than other comparable vineyards we visited. For example, we much preferred the wine at De... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Tasting was very good. The bottles are nicely stored in the cellar with each blend proposed in their own alcove. They had Molton Brown handwash and lotion in the restroom which was pleasant. Maybe we need to try the lunch next time.

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Pretoria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived when the kitchen was closing and they helped us anyway without putting pressure on us and with a smile. Great wines and food

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Another beautiful place to visit, so many in this region. The setting was breathtaking. We sat outside and the food as always was excellent. Really worth a visit.

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Virginia
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14 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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