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“Disappointed!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mooiplaas Wine Estate

Mooiplaas Wine Estate
Ranked #75 of 141 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Somerset West, South Africa
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80 reviews
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“Disappointed!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

On Groupon we found an offer at Mooiplaas Wine Estate for a picnic and wine tasting. We immediately went for it. What a disappointment. Our group was treated with such disdain. We firstly we're told we could not order anything to drink but Appletisers, when we asked for Rooibos tea they gave us attitude. Eventually they brought a cup and charged us R25. We ordered one picnic basket too many and wanted to take the food home. They refused telling us they reuse the jars, we asked if they could wrap it in foil. They told us it would not be possible and then proceeded to tell us this was not their problem but ours! When we went to pay for our very pricey tea and Appletizers we overheard the manager complaining about all the Groupon clients! Not sure why they then went the Groupon route!! Hence we were shocked at the appalling service, we will not be back! This place is really not set up as a hospitality establishment, yet their rates are similar to a top notch place like Spier. You cannot compare the two. So my advice go to Spier!! Better service, better food, better location!

Visited December 2013
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Bedfordshire
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We had a wine tasting with the winemakers wife who was absolutely fantastic. We are not really white wine drinkers but the Chenin Blanc is fantastic. This farm is well worth the visit but beware the road is not the best

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Millburn, New Jersey
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“Most Beautiful of the Stellenbosch Wineries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Mooiplaas, which means beautiful farm, is exactly that. My husband and I planned for a day at the Stellenbosch wineries as one day of our Cape Town visit, and it was the best decision we could have made. Upon arrival at Mooiplaas, we were greeted by the friendly staff, and were given the most descriptive tour of the estate and farms. We were given the opportunity to taste from the various wines all grown, processed and bottled on the estate, and we identified our two favorites (me: Chenin Blanc; him: Rosalind)!

We learned about the Roos brothers who currently own and operate the farm, as well as the personal details such as why they chose certain artwork and images for the labels. We learned about the private nature reserve that is also a portion of the family's estate, and came to feel, by the time of our departure, that because we had learned so much, we were also part of the extended "Mooiplaas Family".

If you are traveling to Stellenbosch, this is one must-see stop along the way. Refreshing, delightful, informative and relaxed. We loved it.

Visited July 2011
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