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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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Warm welcome to Vrede en Lust wines

Lovely tasting at Vrede en Lust. Lynne was very welcoming and very knowledgeable about the estate and the wines. Great value for the money -- nine wines for a R25 fee. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely tasting at Vrede en Lust. Lynne was very welcoming and very knowledgeable about the estate and the wines. Great value for the money -- nine wines for a R25 fee. The setting is beautiful as well, and the atmosphere was very warm and friendly. One of the more pleasant tastings I've had in Franschhoek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived 5 minutes before closing and were turned away. Then Lynne said we must stay and we were so thrilled we did. Her courteous and flawless service and knowledge of wines gave us a perfectly lovely wine tasting! We not only bought wine to take with us we ordered wine shipped to us in Texas. What a fantastic experience.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A memorable experience at a quality Wine Estate with a fabulous hostess Lynne! She made the experience meaningful wih all the background history on the estate and it's delicious wines! We will be back.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The setting, the wines, the tasting rooms and the staff - all perfect. To use the expression "tasteful" would be a little cliched - but it's the best way to describe the experience. The presentation included a compressed history and enough background on each wine to understand where each component of the flavour and bouquet came from . . .... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We have been to Vrede three times now and every time have experienced great service from the staff in the Bistro and Wine Tasting. The menu is about par for the course for Veggies, a Pasta option, pizza and cheese platter, Vegans may have a pasta or pizza without the cheese obviously. I am sure if you asked, they'd rustle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

lynne who ran us though the wine tsting was incredible she new great detail of the wines and vineyard. A fantastic lady and made the experience.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went for a tasting and there was an half hour available before tasting closed. The lady to present the taste was very rude and we decided to go to the restaurant. This was great!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A charming and elegant wine estate and restaurant. A beautiful setting with a very professional attribute. Wines of the best and food to match. Cannot beat this for a truly wonderful experience.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great Attention to detail without being over the top. Lynne was fun and knowledgable, wine's really good. A credit to your business.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The wine tasting in combination with the cheese platter is great! Good information about the wines by the lady in red.

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