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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
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Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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
Thank Monique683
Climber721290, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Monique683 Thank you for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. I am very glad that you enjoyed your whole experience while visiting us.

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
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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

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Dear Deborah My sincere apologies for your unanswered emails. We will respond to it as soon as possible. Fre-Nay
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