Kleine Zalze
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RAB
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Have a look at Pierrescruba’s review, as we had exactly the same experience! We were a group of 8 and the server was bullying us all to taste the same wines (he had specially chosen!) otherwise ‘we wouldn’t be able to taste 5 wines in the time we had available. I (and another couple) insisted we wanted to choose our own wines. He then ignored us for the remainder of the tasting and sent another server to serve us our chosen wines. Surprise, surprise, we did have ample time to sample all 5 wines we wanted to try. No apology. I suggest the management of Kleine Zalze think seriously about whether they wish to have this employee fronting their business. I’m sure you are probably aware of this individual? Further description is a available if requested! The wines themselves and the location and ambiance were wonderful, but the appalling customer service displayed by this individual warrants this venue as a 1.
Written January 11, 2020
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Jo-mari K
Walvis Bay, Namibia49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
I should start of by saying the wines are excellent, but unfortunately that is where the good experience ends. We went for a winetasting and elected to sit inside due to the weather. We were sat down between boxes. We started with an excellent Chenin Blanc and then moved to the Sauvignon Blanc... or so we assume, as the wine was not introduced and without them changing glasses. For the third wine, we had to look for a waitress to ask if we are still doing a wine tasting. At the 4th wine, we asked for new glasses, as we were still on the first glass. It was extremely disappointing.
Written April 28, 2021
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Happy Canadian13
179 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Lovely setting, decent wine, but poor service. We visited for a wine tasting, which started off badly when we had to go in after finishing our first glass and waiting at least 10 minutes to be served our second glass. Wines were served individually rather than served at the same time to compare colour and aroma. We had selected three reds and were served the full-bodied wines first, ending with the least full bodied. When I questioned our server, he basically implied it was more convenient for him to have served this way. We also noticed his pours were less generous than a colleague who was attending to a table next to us. When I asked for a little bit more, he appeared quite put out.
Pity, as I mentioned, nice setting nice wines, but we definitely wouldn't recommend it.
Written December 11, 2023
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ettelbruck
Helsinki, Finland678 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
As their wines have been available many years also our government monopoly wine shops, we decided finally visit also here for tasting.
We chose rather expensive Family Reserve Tasting. Four good wines, but not any wow-effect. Service was not at all enthusiastic, and really slow.
Best part was really meeting family from Linköping, Sweden.
Written February 10, 2022
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Zabrian
Manchester, UK11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
My wife had just come out of hospital, was wearing a neck brace having had spinal surgery and we decided to take a drive to purchase wine from Kleine Zalze.
We are Diamond Wine Club members and have dined regularly at the Terroir restaurant.
We purchased 30 bottles of wine and then asked if my wife could buy a coffee and sit and relax for a few minutes. The answer from the kitchen was "we are now closed and not serving;" the time was 1.55pm.
I let my disappointment be known but to no avail - there was no service.
I must now review where I dine and from where I purchase my wines in the future.
Written April 16, 2017
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Original_Nojo
London, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
Of the hundreds of vineyards in the Stellenbosch area that I have visited, I have never been subjected to the level of personal information gathering as at Kleine Zalze, possibly not even upon arrival at an international airport. Ordinarily, entry to a wine estate is free; occasionally you may be asked for your name and vehicle registration number. But at KZ we witnessed Big Brother at draconian levels, they wanted to scan the driver's license, photograph the driver and passengers' faces, obtain identity numbers of the occupants, scan the vehicle's license disc, photograph the vehicle and its registration plate, and then take down full names and phone numbers before we were allowed in the gate. As with lengthy checks at airport security, a frustrating queue had formed behind us; I don't envy the other visitors waiting in it for their chance to enjoy a wine tasting. I will not be returning to Kleine Zalze and urge you not to either until their procedures are aligned with the rest of the country. Their usually superb wines can be easily purchased from supermarket aisles, even if this incident does now ensure they leave a bad taste in my mouth.
Written January 19, 2016
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Sadi P
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We did a wine tasting hop on-hop off bus, this was our last stop and definitely the best. This is all thanks to Wayne, our waiter, who served us as if we were the only ones there. He had time for our questions, and shared his knowledge of a number of different wines (not only the ones that we were tasting). Thank you Wayne for keeping us smiling and keeping our glasses full. You made this an unforgettable experience!
Written August 10, 2019
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Josh
Stellenbosch, South Africa3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Was refused entry by the gate guard 2 hours before the wine tasting room closed, even though I informed them I had a booking and was meeting people who were already there.

Absolutely shocking, as I learned thereafter that other people were let in after I’d been turned away.

Best believe you won’t catch me there again 🙄
Written July 27, 2019
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HEATHER W
Norwich, UK95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Stayed for 2 nights on a South African tour.
Lovely location with stunning scenery.
Lovely room with all we needed but unable to get WiFi. Only able to get signal in car park !!
Good breakfast.
Written November 26, 2018
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cecilia2
Hartbeespoort, South Africa507 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My hubby and I have been doing the Cape wine routes for years and it is superb. The last 4 days we have stayed at Spier and did the Stellenbosch routes daily. Kleine Zalze advertises that they are open until 6. Each day we scheduled that as our last stopm. For 4 consecutives days we arrived at the farm's security at 5:40, only to be told the wine tasting staff have left. Yesterday was the last straw, we actually went into the farm and phoned the satff. They were incredibly rude and said on their watches we were too late!!!
Worst of all is their wines are awful, we get them in the wine club each month, and thought it would be nice to do a late tasting anyway!
Written August 24, 2009
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