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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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Small vineyard, great wine and knowledgable staff!

This is a small vineyard. It has great wine and very knowledgable staff. We were the only people there and the staff member giving us our wine tasting was very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a small vineyard. It has great wine and very knowledgable staff. We were the only people there and the staff member giving us our wine tasting was very knowledgeable. He was very informative and we learned much more at this winery than any of the others we visited.

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We pride ourselves in our cellar tour so I was glad to read that you found your visit informative and that you learnt more than at the other places you visited. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Being a South Australian, I have high expectations of good wine. Lynx is well worth the visit compared to other wineries in the region. Additionally seeing a small family run business conduct operations manually was a joy. While you can't buy and take S/African wine back to Oz land, we bought a few bottles of the Shiraz and Pinot to... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and for placing us above other wineries in the region. I trust you enjoyed your Shiraz and Pinot while you were here. More 

Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Very good wines, and an education on the operation of a true family owned and operated winery. Buy a couple of bottles for your Franschoek dinners - they are worth every Rand.

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our wines and the experience here. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This was my favorite winery out of all the ones we visited! The PINOT NOIR is to die for. The scenery and quaintness of this winery also adds to the awesomeness of the experience!

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that Lynx was your favourite winery of all the ones you visited. I was equally pleased that you were so impressed by the Pinot Noir - one of my personal favourites. Thanks for the review! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited with our 10 month old baby without and prior appointment and absolutely loved it. So great to have the person who made the wine also serving it. Will definitely be back.

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Hi Tom - I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for your review! Look forward to seeing you again, Dieter More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We visit Franschhoek often and were SO happy to find Lynx! What a gem. Just before entering Franschhoek you'll find Lynx wine farm on the R301. Dieter, the owner, greeted us and gave us a personalised tasting of his amazing wines. Then showed us the cellar and described the whole wine making process and his wine making philosophy - my... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Dear 'Laur' - Thanks for your visit and review. I'm so glad you and your teenage kids enjoyed the experience. Best regards, Dieter More 

Franschhoek, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Lynx wines are always top drawer and a visit to sample on the vineyard together with an informal tour of the cellar....normally led by the owner Dieter, is fascinating. This is a small producer who relies on the quality of his product ,not all the accompaniments that go with a lot of the larger cellars. Try a visit....you will not... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Dear 'Ace' - Thanks for your visit and review on TA. We pride ourselves in making the experience educational and informative, and I'm so glad you appreciated that. Regards Dieter More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is a small winery where you almost feel part of the family. We visited at harvest time, and saw the grapes being pressed before having our tasting of really good wines. The Viognier in particular is highly recommended!

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Lynx Wines as one of your destinations and thanks for your kind comments! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Really endorsing what's been said before. Dieter was kind enough to take a break from his busy 'cellar' and lead us through an informative tasting, interspersed with anecdotes of a self-taught engineer-turned-winemaker, producing an impressive range of affordable top quality wines. A commendable achievement. Although limited production, has distributors in USA and Europe.

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. It's always nice to take show enthusiastic visitors around the cellar - glad you enjoyed it! More 

Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

What an amazing winery. While small and off the beaten path, I would be sure you search them out. It's well worth the adventure. Deter, the owner/vintner etc. gave us some beautiful wines to taste...voignier, grenache (both of which we purchased) shiraz and cabernet franc. All of which were very rich and elegant. Deter also gave us a personal tour... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We love 'showing-off' our small small winery - I'm so glad you enjoyed it. More 

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