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Address: R301, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 867 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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Best wines in Franschhoek!

We went to this vineyard because of all the great reviews here on TA. Upon arrival we were greeted by Chuck the giant dog and Helgard, who welcomed us in to the cellar and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 8, 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went to this vineyard because of all the great reviews here on TA. Upon arrival we were greeted by Chuck the giant dog and Helgard, who welcomed us in to the cellar and explained how they make wine there and told us about the history of the estate and lots more. And then for the best part...the wines! We... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

I read about Lynx wines on trip advisor and booked a cellar tour and tasting with Dieter, the winemaker. My wife and two friends accompanied me. This experience was the highlight of our tour to the Cape winelands. Dieter is passionate about winemaking and showed us through his whole winemaking process. Then came the tasting, and WOW, his wines are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

My wife and I had the most extensive wine tour here which we found to be fun and interesting with the assistant wine maker Helgard. We paid 30 Rand each for the tasting but was well worth the education in itself and great to taste so many fine wines. Although we are not big wine drinkers we found their wines... More 

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Thank stevemaximus
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We have had the most amazing winetour at this winery! Dieter gave us a tour arround the cellar explaining the whole winemaking proces. After that we tasted the wines and they were very good! I would definitely recommend this winery if you visit Franschhoek!

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Thank lisette1911
San Francisco, CA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Dieter Sellmeyer is the consummate winemaker and ideal host for an introduction to the Franschhoek wine region. My wife and I have visited wineries in Australia, Argentina, Italy and many other countries, but nowhere have we found the passion, thoughtfulness and skill that Dieter brings to his products. On two occasions, in 2008 and 2011, we visited Dieter and sampled... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

This was our best wine tasting experience in Franschoek. Helgard van Schalkwyk, the assistant winemaker who took care of us, is extremely knowledgeable and kind, which made this wine tasting (including tour of the cellar) an unforgettable experience. And his passion for winemaking shows in the quality of his wines. The Shiraz is breathtaking and we are looking forward to... More 

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have visited the Lynx Wines on the Franschhoek Uncorked tour. We tasted the Lynx Wines that was on offer and had some snacks on the lawn overlooking the vinyards and moutains.

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Thank laurette042
Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

A delightful visit and a must stop for wine lovers. What a visit to a Napa winery in the US was decades ago; an intimate connection between visitors and the winemaker. Dieter, the owner and wine maker, exudes a passion and love for his craft. Oh, the wines are a result of his passion; very good! We loved the Viognier... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

I have been to Lynx on many occasions because my guests are guaranteed a great personal cellar tour with the wine maker or his assistant. The wines are great and the customer service is top notch. The views are also stunning! The only thing is that if they have sold out of a couple of wines the visitors still pay... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Thank you for your very favourable review. I’m glad we have delighted so many of your visitors with the personal touch, the wines, the customer service and the stunning views at Lynx. Regarding your comment on the wines that are available for tasting, I’m not sure I understand what you mean by ‘minus two or more of their top wines’.... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

We had the privilege of touring Lynx Wines with Dieter, the vineyard's winemaker. He provided a great background of the winery and winemaking process, as well as answered our plethora of questions. We then thoroughly enjoyed a tasting with Dieter and his assistant winemaker. We bought three bottles we loved, and wish we had purchased more. The Blanc de Noir... More 

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FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit and cellar tour and hope you have a great trip. I admire what you both are doing. Dieter More 

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