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Experience the atmosphere and stature of the Van Ryn's Brandy Distillery where the tour of the distillery includes a demonstration of the art of coopering, a whiff of the Angle's share in the maturation cellar, followed by the guest's choice of...more
Enjoyed walking through the buildings and grounds and thoroughly enjoyed the brandy and chocolate pairing for morning tea - a first for me.
Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Frances S
Climber721290, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Dear Frances S
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your walk through with us. If you are brave enough to have a brandy pairing for morning tea again, do try our brandy and decadent delight tasting.
Friendly staff, Knows their Brandy's. Lovely chocolates and fudge for pairings. Lovely vintage atmosphere and the welcoming drink to die for. They have a lovely Juice and chocolate paring for the kids.
This was a different experience from wine tasting. Don't try this in the mornings. People that know their Brandy's will enjoy this. I enjoyed the whole experience and the interior of the distillery, and the Brandy's were presented very professionally.
Date of experience: January 2019
Climber721290, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. I am very glad that you enjoyed your whole experience while visiting us.
Did the tour, it wasn’t one of those boring tours going into too much detail. Demonstration by the cooper was entertaining. The actual building is beautiful with lots of interesting information about the founders.
Date of experience: September 2018
Climber721290, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018
Dear Marianne M
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Van Ryn's brandy distillery. I am pleased that you found the tour and cooper entertaining.
Once again went for a Brandy and chocolate pairing, and once again enjoyed it. The kids went on the tour of the cellars and the barrel making and loved it... The barrel making guy is very entertaining.
Date of experience: July 2018
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018
I am so glad that you and the kids enjoyed the tour of the distillery. I hope that the kids enjoyed the Non-Alcoholic tasting we have? Otherwise there is something for them to do the next time you visit us.
Van Ryn's is a great place to visit while in the wine country. You are greeted with a brandy cocktail and taken on a tour. We especially enjoyed the barrel making demonstration. Then you have a choice of tastings. I highlý recommend the decadent chocolate...More
Date of experience: June 2018
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our Distillery and enjoyed different elements of the experience.
Although we don’t drink brandy we decided to visit the distillery for a tasting and tour. The staff is very knowledgable and answered all our questions. There is more than one tasting pairings, we tried the truffle and brandy option and learned a lot! We...More
Date of experience: May 2018
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018
Dear Lourens W
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us, especially since brandy is not your drink of choice. I do look forward to welcoming you back when you come and enjoy one of our other tasting experiences.
The tour of this distillery makes it interesting. Occasionally hard to hear the guide, the people at the back miss some of the information. Barrel-making is great, and of course, the Brandy!More
Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Alison B
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018
Dear Alison B
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience during the tour of the distillery. I appreciate your feedback about not being able to hear the guide occasionally. I will address that immediately. I am glad that you enjoy...More
As a tourist guide, I like to take clients for the cellar tour, barrel making and brandy tasting. The facility is well run and professional. As a driver/ guide, I never get to taste the brandy 😒 But my clients always walk away with the...More
Date of experience: March 2018
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018
Dear A Burricks
I am very glad that your guests enjoy their visits to Van Ryn's and that you bring your guests to us frequently. Hopefully, sometime soon, you will be able to visit us, not as a tour guide, but one of our honored...More