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Vergenoegd Wine Estate

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Address: Baden Powell Drive | Faure, Stellenbosch 7131, South Africa
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+27 21 843 3248
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Vergenoegd Wine Estate is a Heritage site and one of the oldest wine...

Vergenoegd Wine Estate is a Heritage site and one of the oldest wine estates on the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Easy access from the freeway and merely 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Indian Runner Ducks are used in our vineyards as a form of natural pest control, helping us to eliminate the use of conventional pest control methods. Our army of 1000 ducks parade in front of the Manor House on their way to and back from the vineyards and may be seen by guests on a daily basis. We also offer unique and personalized blending experience (coffee, olive oil, tea and wine) as well as breakfast, lunch and picnics. We host a weekly Family market, every Saturday live entertainment once a month, showcasing some of SA's best musical talent.

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Great food!

Had breakfast here recently with our kids. Service was great and food was excellent! Very tasty! The only downside is that besides the ducks there is not a lot for the kids to do.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had breakfast here recently with our kids. Service was great and food was excellent! Very tasty! The only downside is that besides the ducks there is not a lot for the kids to do.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We attended the Jimmy Nevis concert and purchased the VIP tickets, preferential parking and seating with a Picnic Hamper for two including 2 botts of wine. Food was excellent. We also went for wine paring where you can mix some wines and then take your choice in a bottle with your own name and with names of someone who you... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi JohnboyOxon We're thrilled that you enjoyed your Vergenoegd experience! Thank you for visiting! We appreciate your review and awesome rating and we hope to see you back at Vergenoegd soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We took our 2 year old and 5 year old to see the duck parade at Vergenoegd this morning. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was amazing to see hundreds of ducks walking together...Was lovely! The kids enjoyed it thoroughly😆 We also did a wine tasting there...The staff were very friendly and helpful!

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi SLP888 Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd! We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed your experience while at our farm! We appreciate your review and rating! Hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love wine tasting, but Vergenoegd has two advantages over other wineries: the absolutely gorgeous scenery, and the hundreds of Indian runner ducks that work on the farm to eat snails and parasites. A few times a day the ducks have a huge parade which is definitely a spectacle. Not to mention, the wine was great. We sampled about 6... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Kim G Thank you for sharing your experience, we appreciate your review and rating! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon again. Please do join us for lunch upon your next visit! ...and may the rain speedily come to satisfy the land! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you look up when the ducks will be walking - huge hit with the 3 and 5 year old crowd (and the adults). The wine tasting was nice - we were able to choose which 5 (I think) of the list we wanted to try.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi MonaB1980 Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd - we appreciate your review and rating! We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were attracted to Vergenoegd because we thought our granddaughter would enjoy the duck parade which she did. We never imagined that we were in for such a fantastic lunch. We were a group of 8 and we opted for the fixed menu lunch. The starters were platters of excellent salad, very fresh homemade bread and a salmon pate. 4... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Ian H It's a delight receiving such wonderful feedback from our visitors. Thank you for sharing your experience, we appreciate your awesome review and rating. Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd, we look forward to welcoming you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went here just over a month since and were very pleasantly surprised when, as we sat in the sun on the patio enjoying lunch and a glass of wine, suddenly hundreds of ducks started running through the gardens. A regular occurrence I believe which is repeated 3 times daily - quite a spectacle for anyone, but most especially... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi MiloDexter Thank you for sharing your experience - we appreciate your wonderful review and rating. Vergenoegd looks forward to welcoming you back, please also do visit our market on Saturdays from 9am - 3pm. Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After meeting Wynand at the Vergenoeged stand at Cape Town "Sixes" he sold the idea to visit the farm. The whole idea of the Market, Music and Ducks is great we had a small breakfast and then did the wine tasting. Love most the wines and definitely buy some again, the only negative for us was no tasting room (the... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Richard M Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd Wine Estate! The farm is in the process of a slight re-vamp without too many disruptions and although we have knowledgeable and well-trained staff, we're also training new personnel, sometimes they are thrown in the deep end but they do come out on top! We're working to provide a flawless experience to... More 

Bossier City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Vergenoegd Wine Estate while vacationing in Cape Town from the States. Vergenoegd was great!!!! The breakfast, while the menu was limited, was excellent!!! Before breakfast, we attended the Duck Parade, which is one of the most unique experiences ever. Absolutely Great!!! After breakfast we did a wine tasting. The wines had the best flavor of the 8 vineyards... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Travis T We're delighted that Vergenoegd was part of your journey and obviously thrilled that you enjoyed your time on the farm! Thank you for visiting, please do visit again when you are in South Africa and remember, our wines are available for export! We appreciate your awesome review and rating! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vergenoegd Market on Saturday's is every time a nice experience. The Market and the Winery itself with its offerings is very interesting. It is relaxing to listen to the music while having a snack and some wine. A highlight is always watching the ducks on their way to their job in the vineyard.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Dieter S We appreciate your comments, thank you for visiting Vergenoegd as well as sharing your experience. We're delighted that you enjoy the market at Vergenoegd and hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

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