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Lynx Wines

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Address: R301, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 867 0406
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Lynx Wines - one of the smallest wine estates in Franschhoek, producing...

Lynx Wines - one of the smallest wine estates in Franschhoek, producing expressive wines that reflect the passion of the winemaker and his small, dedicated team. We pride ourselves in our friendly, personal and informative cellar tours – not to mention our numerous award winning wines. Wine tastings in German and Spanish by appointment.

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What a treat

I have been familiar with Lynx beautiful Blanc de Noir for a few years and Helgard gets it even more delicious each year. At last we made a visit and were so impressed. Helgard is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Toni1611
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been familiar with Lynx beautiful Blanc de Noir for a few years and Helgard gets it even more delicious each year. At last we made a visit and were so impressed. Helgard is so informative about his passion of making beautiful wines. We tasted a great selection whilst playing in the gardens with our son. Highly recommend. Very... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a tasting here yesterday and wasn't blown away by their wines. They only have 5 wines open on any given day so you cannot taste all their wines. Understandably so because it's a small estate and do not get that many visitors. The wine farm has gorgeous views and certainly worth visiting for the views. Their Viognier was good.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think all the 5-star reviews made me have extremely high expectations so when we arrived at the understated tasting room on off the bumpy road to the car park, I expected more. The wines were nice - the Blanc De Noir was surprisingly good. It's probably hard for the farms to keep up with some of the posh Franschhoek... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

As a group of nine couples, we spent a few days in the Franschhoek / Stellenbosch area and visited several wineries. While there are some great places to see in the area, Lynx was my favorite. We were greeted by Dieter, the owner, and given a tour and history of his winery. He was very interesting and engaging and obviously... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and recommending us to other TA travellers! I'm glad you and your group enjoyed the visit and the wines. We hope to see you again one day. Best regards, Dieter More 

Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 9 couples had prearranged a tour by the Lynx Winery owner, Dieter. He was absolutely a wonderful host. We were treated like family and felt as if he really appreciated our visit. The wine was amazing. After loving the wine and being from the United States, we were concerned about taking several cases home. Dieter connected us... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and for your review. We always love having visitors who engage in the action - and your group was a prime example! Enjoy the wines that you ordered for delivery back home. More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend visiting Lynx and sampling their award winning wines. It's a very informal setting, and we loved hearing about Lynx from the winemaker himself. We learned about it's history and their wine making methodology, and we really enjoyed the relaxed and informal setting which differs from the larger producers. They also have a distributor in the US, which... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Lynx Wines and the experience that Helgard, the winemaker, gave you. I'm also glad you enjoyed our more informal and relaxed setting that sets us apart from the larger producers. Thanks for your review! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Lynx on our way out of Franshhoek after a recommendation from a local wine shop. We were pleasantly surprised to have a tasting and tour with the lovely owner/founder of this vineyard. Not only was the wine delicious (we took home some bottles!) but the tasting felt far more intimate and personal than others at the bigger... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words - I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Lynx. "Personala and intimate" is exactly what we are trying to offer our guests, so I am glad you appreciated that. I trust you had a safe trip back. Kind regards, Dieter More 

Saint-Emilion, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We (my husband and I) went to revisit this boutique winery this time bringing 18 of our friends. The reason for our return, in addition to the incrediable wines, was the warmth and friendly staff lead by engineer turned wine maker Dieter Sellmeyer. His knowledgable approach to explaining the process is almost as intriguing as the history of his family... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, and for bringing your group of friends. Thanks also for the many questions asked on the day - it makes it more fun for everyone, and makes it easier for me :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic wine tasting and cellar tour with Dieter Sellmeyer of Lynx Wines. We highly recommend a visit to the farm as not only are the wines excellent and varied, but Dieter has great knowledge of the area and is truly passionate about life. This was our first trip to the farm and is well... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Hi Mark - it was an absolute pleasure showing you around the cellar. Thanks for coming to Lynx Wines, and thanks for your kind review. I hope to see you again, maybe at the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival in September. More 

Rosebank, Cape Town.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My wife & I enjoy discovering new wineries. Since we are in the hospitality industry, we also believe that it's part of our duty to know more about our beautiful province, in order to provide the best advice possible to our visitors. Lynx is off the main road, and one should take that tiny little extra strip of secondary road... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for your review! It's always a pleasure to share time with our guests, telling them a bit about our history and 'showing-off' what we do here. I'm glad I was able to help you stock up your cellar :) More 

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