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Lynx Wines

Address: R301, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 867 0406
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Ranked #1 of 39 Activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Lynx Wines - one of the smallest wine estates in Franschhoek, producing expressive wines that...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Lynx Wines - one of the smallest wine estates in Franschhoek, producing expressive wines that reflect the passion of the winemaker and his small, dedicated team. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal and informative cellar tours – not to mention our numerous award winning wines. Wine tastings in German and Spanish by appointment.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Two things stood out at this vineyard: 1) many traditional hands on techniques are used to create their wines, which is neat to see compared to all the giant more mechanized wineries in the area 2) got to meet the owner one-on-one and learn the inspiration behind the wines he creates. Great 45min stop if you are in Franschhoek!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wow! How often do you get to meet the actual owner of the vineyard as part of your visit? We LOVED our time at Lynx Wines. The owner gave us a personal tour of the cellar, and told us about his experience in learning all things wine. After the tour we enjoyed a tasting -- we loved all of the... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place was one of the stops we had on our day long wine tour. It was by far the best and most personal. The owner was extremely informative and really made you want to support his establishment. The shiraz was the best I have ever had. Please visit and support this small business, it's really worth it.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Beautiful view from the tasting room. Nice to get the 5-10 minutes tour through the cellar. The rose was very special to taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lovely wines - especially the reds. Loved the Ganache! The visit was very personal seeing that the owner himself handled the wine tasting. What made the wine tasting so unique was the tour through the wine cellars and learning about the processes used to make the wines. Thank you so much for the great experience!

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Mauritius
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Among all the wine tastings places that exist in the area.. I decided to book Lynx wines after reading good trip advisors reviews.. And we were so amazed by the warm welcome and the fabulous wines!! For me best Viognier !! Thank you so much Mrs Pretorius for all your informations regarding the wines and the tastings. Stephane and Bianca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lynx is not on the trodden route into Franschhoek. Yet, it remains one of the most popular family run farms in the country. The masses of people who visited Lynx the past Uncorked festival - overshadowing most of the 'big' attractions is testimony to the following Lynx has developed over years. Dieter & Dianne - our sincere congratulations & appreciation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very rarely do you get the opportunity to enter the actual wine cellar where all the magic happens. Marelize was very informative and friendly. The wines were probably the best in the region. Very happy we stopped here, couldn't recommend it highly enough!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When we arrived at Franschoek/Stellenbosch in April of 2014, we toured the area and visited more than a few vineyards. Although I belong to several wine tasting groups, we rarely taste any red South African wines. The whites are more frequently seen and quite enjoyable, but few reds. So the quest was to try as many red wines as we... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

As no cost the winemaker gave us a full tour of their wine making facility, and explained the whole process at length, and ended up giving us a taste straight out of the tank. We proceeded to taste fantastic wines. The winemaker, with his stories and love for the wine and the wine making process is what made this stop... More 

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