We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
119
All photos (119)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brandy tasting”(31 reviews)
“barrel making”(14 reviews)
“welcome drink”(7 reviews)
About
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
Contact
Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Website
+27 21 881 3875
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Van Ryn's Distillery
from $117.40
More Info
from $25.40
More Info
Reviews (129)
Filter reviews
118 results
Traveler rating
79
29
7
2
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
79
29
7
2
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brandy tasting barrel making welcome drink peach juice beautiful decor cellar tour excellent tasting tasting experience wine country cape town brandies cooper demonstration pairing chocolate bottle vats
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 118 reviews
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank MarianneDenHaag
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. Regards Fre-Nay

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Had an enjoyable tasting experience. Very nice ambiance. Good brandy and if you enjoy a brandy tasting then a must visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sydneytfoster
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Dear Sydneytfoster Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. I am very glad that you enjoyed your time visiting us. Regards Fre-Nay

Reviewed July 22, 2018

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
Thank 986riaanb
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Dear 986riaanb. 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. Regards Fre-Nay

Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank jldaw54
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Dear jldaw54 I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our Distillery and enjoyed different elements of the experience. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown

Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank lourensw2014
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. Best Regards Fre-Nay

Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

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

Reviewed March 18, 2018

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
Thank _aburricks
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

Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This is our second visit and it proved it be as lovely as the last. Greeted with a delicious brandy and peach drink at the door is a great touch. We had the brandy tasting tray and there is a non-alcoholic tasting tray too. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Burbabes
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Dear Burbabes I am so glad you enjoyed your visit, especially since it has not been your first. We try to create a relaxing atmosphere at Van Ryn's and I am pleased that enjoyed it as such. Fre-Nay

Reviewed March 7, 2018

It's hard to review a place when your visit was cancelled, but our situation was disturbing enough I felt it should be shared. On Friday, 02 March 2018, my family had scheduled a tasting at Van Ryn distillery. As a former whiskey distiller myself, this...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ben_kickert
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Special thanks to Devon for the in-depth, educational tasting experience. This was our first time doing a brandy tasting, and it was very informative and enjoyable. Devon was able to answer every single one of my questions, from the colour of the brandy to the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RoxanneM1012
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Dear Roxanne M Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback after your visit to Van Ryn's. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and I will be sure to share your feedback with Devon specifically. See you soon....More

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 nearby hotels
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel
1,042 reviews
1.38 miles away
Spier Hotel
2,327 reviews
1.54 miles away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch
416 reviews
1.88 miles away
Stellenbosch Lodge
86 reviews
2.87 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 301 nearby restaurants
Terroir
872 reviews
2.10 miles away
Burger Brothers
52 reviews
2.22 miles away
Eight Restaurant
238 reviews
1.26 miles away
Mulderbosch Vineyards
223 reviews
2.21 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 234 nearby attractions
Iona Wine Farm
7 reviews
2.00 miles away
Eagle Encounters, Stellenbosch, South Africa
474 reviews
2.35 miles away
Spier Wine Farm
943 reviews
1.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
834DeborahB
October 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Climber721290 | Property representative |
Dear Deborah My sincere apologies for your unanswered emails. We will respond to it as soon as possible. Fre-Nay
1
Vote