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Vrede en Lust Winery

Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 34 activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure... more » 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. « less
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Marco Island, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were here to have a nice wine tasting expirience and we ended up buying boxes of wine shipped to our country! It is seriuosly delicious and the winery is very beautifull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Thank you so much to Lyn and the ladies at the winery for a lovely experience - delicious wines and spectator views! Loved it!

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Lovely services, surprised at the rose, dry and just right. The red dresses the ladies wear are a standout. Wonderful service. Scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Could sit here all day and Will definitely come again.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

WOW... great wines, and very helpful, friendly tasting room assistants. They have a great uniform! We felt so special here, enjoying the wines and views. The deli provides some great snacks. I will definitely return.

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Oslo, Norway
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A great place for a sit down winetasting with beautiful scenery and good snack and excellent wines explained and served by young girls in long red dresses that made it different from other wineries. Price level also very good and easy access. Highly recommended !

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Port Elizabeth
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Vrede & Lust is right up there as one of my favourite places to eat & drink in Franschhoek. I just love the 'Jess' at lunchtime. So smooth & light & just perfect for lunch time drinking. In the evening we drink the Sauvignon Blanc, which is perfect with any meal. The food is always great & you can sit... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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109 reviews 109 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

the ladies in red, i could just stop there but it would be better if i said more. what an awesome wine tasting room! A beautiful view of the mountains and the vineyards. we only stopped for a wine tasting, ordered a case!! the tasting is driven by the ladies in red! a relaxed, informative and fun tasting.

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

A wonderful venue, amazing views and even better, we were served our wine tasting by Lynn, a very knowledgable lady dresses in a full length red dress.... What a lovely corporate uniform. We will definitely go back to eat or my wish is that ken day we could stay there.

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