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Vrede en Lust Winery

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Address: Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 874 16
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Description: Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch...
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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Gorgeous setting

Our group came here for Sunday lunch and had a fabulous meal, mostly steaks ask round. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The views over the surrounding area are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Hove, United Kingdom
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Hove, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our group came here for Sunday lunch and had a fabulous meal, mostly steaks ask round. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The views over the surrounding area are beautiful. The red velvet cake is recommended.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nestled in the heart of the winelands, without any of the pretense one expects, lies Vrede en Lust. Superb wine and a friendly welcome from the infamous red ladies coupled with panoramic views of the Franschhoek Valley awaits the visitor. Betro, my red lady for the day, had extensive knowledge of the wines on offer and ensured I enjoyed wine... More 

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Laguna Beach
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43 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

When you have to dress beautiful girls in beautiful red dresses to sell your wine then you have to wonder. The setting is gorgeous as well. It just wasn't enough to distract us from the so-so reds we drank. Enjoy the views (all of them) and enjoy good wine somewhere else.

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winecaddie, Owner at Vrede en Lust Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit LugunaGypsy. I am sorry to hear your palate did not like our wines that much. Wines are very subjective and the wine one person loves turns out to be the wine another person cant stand at all. Tastes vary hugely and that is why there is so much choice in the wine world! Our wines are... More 

Fredericton, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a great lunch despite a super snobby group sitting near us that was pretty horrible to the wait staff, who took the abuse well. The setting is gorgeous inside and out of the wine tasting facility. Of all the wines we brought back, our favourite red was from here. The girls (dressed in red evening gowns) were knowledgeable... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The staff's general attitude was disgusting. walking in as a group of six young professionals we expected service like the rest, however we were treated beyond poorly. Identification was asked for in a rude crude manner. With no hesitation, the average age being 23 we handed over our credentials. i was shocked at the lack of professional service and very... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stopped over after a stay at Angala, which offers a free wine tasting treat @ Vrede en Lust Estate. We chose an amazing cheese board platter with fresh bread which went down rather well with the wines brought to us for tasting. Am sure if we chose to have lunch here it would have been a rather nice option... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have to admit at the start of this review that I attended this venue as a guest at a wedding so I cannot make any comment on value for money or price. The venue is stunning - a more beautiful backdrop cannot be found. The service was phenomenal, good directions given, good flow to the day, a multitude of... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

I've been coming to vrede en lust for years and am never let down by the delicious wines and beautiful views but today was made extra special by Christine - she was just fantastic! Will definitely be back soon and hoping Christine is here too!

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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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