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Van Ryn's Distillery

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Address: Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 881 3875
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Experience the atmosphere and stature of the Van Ryn's Brandy Distillery...

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.

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Excellent brandy distillery

We were met on our un-booked arrival with a large smile and a welcoming free brandy and orange juice in a proper balloon glass. They have cameras to spot new visitors and pour the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were met on our un-booked arrival with a large smile and a welcoming free brandy and orange juice in a proper balloon glass. They have cameras to spot new visitors and pour the drinks to serve, literally as you walk in. We could not resist doing the full tasting of all their different vintage brandies with a knowledgeable expert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great welcoming with a taste of the 20 year old and juice. great history briefing about there brandy and tasting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun brandy tasting with friends. A worthwhile activity to go out and enjoy their award winning brandy with a couple of friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Iv heard van Ryn's is lovely but we never seem to pop in, we happened to be passing by and thought it is brandy weather, why not. From start to finish this place was a great visit. Friendly staff meet you with a complimentary welcome drink. Good selection of really lovely brandy and a stunning interior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have previously gone for the Brandy and chocolate pairing, and I just love it.The tour of the cellars and the barrel making is also something to see

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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The estate is well worth a visit. Well maintained distillery with a very well informed and friendly staff. Don't forget the brandy-tasting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This attraction is definitely worth a visit. The art of brandy making, are excellently interpreted by the on-site tour guides. The highlight is the Cuper, explaining the art of barrel-making. This is really an excellent experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We loved our tour of Van Ryn's Distillery. The tasting was very informative and the tour of the distillery was a joy. The demonstration of the brandy barrels being made was really a highlight of our day.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We were fortunate enough to have Justine host our brandy tour over the Easter weekend. Not only was Justine highly knowledgeable but also a lot of fun. The experience center, tour and even the welcome drinks brought a new dimension to brandy tours. Loved our cobbler as well, every one has a tune... Thank you so much for a memorable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We took a friend for a tasting for his birthday - he's a brandy-lover and we are absolute novices. We were met at the door with welcome-drinks, and from there on it was truly a stellar experience. We've left not only with an appreciation for brandy (well deserved - their brandies are superb) but also with a treasured memory due... More 

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