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Van Ryn's Distillery

Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
+27 21 881 3875
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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 vintage brandy tastings. The choice of tastings include an option of a brandy, coffee and chocolate tasting or a brandy and florentine tasting. The distillery is also a popular venue for private functions and conferences.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brandy tasting” (30 reviews)
“barrel making” (12 reviews)
“welcome drink” (7 reviews)
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Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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+27 21 881 3875
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"lovely venue"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

Thank Roxanne M
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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

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location, very interesting and informative tour. Liked the barrel making demonstration, passion and skill infectious. The brandy and chocolate tasting was different and very good. It’s not something I would go for normally but pleased we have chosen to do something different, well received.

Thank MaddieH3663
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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Dear MaddieH3366 I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience while visiting Van Ryn's brandy distillery. Your adventurousness was duly rewarded while visiting us. I look forward to seeing you next time when you try our Decadent Delight tasting. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The place was lovely and the brandy was tasty (for someone who doesn't like brandy). The staff made for a nice experience but lacked background knowledge of brandy.More

Thank Anne W
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Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Dear Anne W. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our brandies, especially since it is not your drink of choice. I do appreciate your feedback regarding the background knowledge of the staff. I see this as an area where continuous improvement can always take...More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I returned to the distillery after two years. Service was still on point. Hosts take so much pride in what they do. Coopers are excellent and their skills on display adds a fresh oomph to how one's mind imagines the barrel making...More

Thank Kashi P
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