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Vrede en Lust Winery

Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
27 21 874 16
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Ranked #4 of 39 Activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure facilities. Our cellar door is open daily, with free wine tasting or special wine enthusiast food and wine pairings. Luxurious accommodation for up to 22 people plus one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in the country. The very popular Cotage Fromage, a contemporary country restaurant with a bakery and deli, is family friendly.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were thoroughly impressed with the wines. Excellent quality Venue couldnt be better with a view to enjoy forever. Service very friendly. This is a wine tasting and farm nobody should miss. Its a must see and taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The wine tasting was amazing. The service was excellent. The girl telling us about the wines was friendly and passionate about the wine. I will definitely go back. Thank you Vrede en Lust:)

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Stellenbosch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We visted the tasting room on a busy Sunday afternoon. The tasting assistants tried to accommodate everyone while still being pleasant. The red dress and necklace worn by the staff is quite unorthodox, but creates a fun atmosphere. The wines weren't the best I have had, but I have to admit that I was coming from one of the best... More

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Kuils River, South Africa
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Vrede en Lust is located in the beautiful setting at the foot of Simonsberg mountain. Although the winery has a somewhat commercial feel to it, you don't feel a lack of attention and detail that you get from other commercial wineries. The wine tasting is good value for your money - giving you a taste of 7 wines from their... More

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Colleyville, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Vrede En Lust = Peace & Passion! If you are passionate about wine, this is place to visit! The wines are all so different; wines for all palates. My personal favs are the Jess Rose & White Mischief...so far!! Lynne, our hostess, is incredibly knowledgeable not just about wines but also about the history of the vineyard which is very... More

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Goldach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant and gorgeous property to appreciate and relax having an excellent wine tasting experience! Our host Lynne was lovely and cheerful! Cris & Fernando from Rio de Janeiro

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Our last of four tastings on a day-liong trip was at Vrede en Lust Winery (Peace and Passion). It was a beautiful afternoon so ours was held outside on a large deck that overlooks the vineyard and table mountain in the background. Beautiful! Our hostess was well versed, informative, and gently humorous. We were given lots of time to enjoy... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fantastic return visit to the gorgeous Vrede en Lust tasting rooms. Beautiful wines introduced and explained by the informative and lovely lady in red Lynne. We will be back soon!

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Visit the beautifully located Vrede en Lust (est. 1688) winery on the Franschhoek Wine Route for a tasting. This winery is solar-powered and nestled in a quiet valley, where it’s a local pastime to spend weekends traveling to wineries to sample the wares and stock personal wine cellars. The ladies in red know their wines very well and went out... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Gorgeous wine farm that we decided on a whim to visit and are so glad we did. Lovely tasting room, enjoyed the relaxed, informative tasting and the red dresses the ladies wear. Stunning views, fireplace and comfy couches also added to the overall ambiance and a very enjoyable experience. The wines are sublime and we bought a number of boxes.... More

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