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Vrede en Lust Winery

Address: Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 874 16
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Ranked #6 of 40 Activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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

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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Stellenbosch
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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