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Stony Brook Vineyards

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A great family vineyard - a must if visiting Franschoek

We visited Stony Brook last week and had a very enjoyable wine tasting, in a beautiful setting. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
billywat
Best Vineyard we visited

A small family run farm, the wine was my favourite from all our tastings, my husband loved Max. Joy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
FionaE846
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We are a small, family-run winery in the Franschhoek Winelands. We focus on producing small volumes of premium quality wines mainly for export to Europe.
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Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited Stony Brook last week and had a very enjoyable wine tasting, in a beautiful setting. The wines were excellent, and the homely family atmosphere shone through, with Joy telling us their storey, which was fascinating. Don't miss this vineyard

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank billywat
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there. Thank you for the kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the wines and our humble setting!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A small family run farm, the wine was my favourite from all our tastings, my husband loved Max. Joy took time to explain all about the farm and the wines. It was a lovely afternoon, We will definitely recommend you to our friends in Scotland.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FionaE846
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review for us, it is hugely appreciated. I'm really glad you enjoyed the wines and the experience. Thanks for spreading the word!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is what it’s all about. Small, family-owned and run, beautiful winery with wonderful wine. Joy is a pleasure. She made the whole experience even better than it would have been otherwise. We loved learning about her family (including her adorable dog!), their journey to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NYCEricT
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks a million for the lovely review. We try our best to give a personal, hands-on tasting, so I'm so glad that showed through. Thanks for the support!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and strangers recommended this ... Now we know why! They ask that you book the tasting, so please do... But if you haven't, go anyway and hope! We arrived without a reservation and were received with a lovely smile and some great wines... Still...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GLangerak
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the lovely review. We are no longer by appointment, so we are now welcoming guests without reservations. I'm so glad you enjoyed the wines and the experience. As a family-run business, these sorts of comments are invaluable and really help us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely smaller vineyard was by far our favorite in Franschhoek. Joy was a fantastic host and shared lots of information on the wines and the family's efforts to establish the vineyard. This felt like a private tasting, despite other people being present when we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 25wanderlings
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a lovely review, thank you! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the wines so much - this sort of feedback means the world to us and keeps us pushing to make the wines and the experience even better!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over the last 8 years we have visited over 130 wineries and Stoney Brook (which we first visited in 2010)gives in my view the best experience. Joy clearly loves her wines and is still prepared to think long term (5 years for new vines to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the glowing review and also for being such loyal customers! Looking forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 14, 2018

Went to Stony Brook based on previous reviews. The experience was great. This was our first experience having arrived in Franschhoek that morning. We were greeted in the courtyard by the owner who immediately made us feel at home with her warm welcome and smile....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We really do aim to give a personal and unhurried tasting, so I'm so glad that was your experience. We also work very hard on our wines and I'm thrilled that you could pick that up while tasting the wines....More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Really wonderful experience with the owner personally giving the wine tastings! Exceptional good wines that are well priced. Highly recommended

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ShawnG151
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. One of our primary goals is to offer premium wines that are still affordable, so I'm so glad that you enjoyed them!

Reviewed July 25, 2018

While every winery and winemaker will tell you that they offer excellent wines, we know this not to be true. Stony Brook are more interested in making good quality wines in low volume rather than being a mass producer. They use an interesting variety of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much. Yes, I think most wine producers tend to all think that their wines are amazing, and sadly this is not always the case. I'm so glad you enjoyed the quality of wines and hopefully you had a good tasting experience as well!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Joy, part owner did the wine tasting with us and she was as her name suggests a Joy. I took the time to read the negative comment on trip advisor and I had some thoughts regarding my experience and the experience described by the negative...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Visitors like yourself are why we do what we do. I think you summed up our offering very well - thank you for that. We try to keep the volume of simultaneous tasters down so that we are able to offer a personal tasting, so...More

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martinvanstiphout
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Response from Craig M | Property representative |
Hi Martin Yes, we have a storage facility in Belgium, but best to order directly from us and we will have the wines shipped from the warehouse. Please email us for pricing!
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