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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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amazing setting an great wines

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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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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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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Hove, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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