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“Excellent wine tasting in beautiful surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lynx Wines

Lynx Wines
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$61.52*
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Half-Day Wine Sampler Group Tour from Franschhoek
Ranked #8 of 57 things to do in Franschhoek
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Owner description: 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.
Lee, United Kingdom
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“Excellent wine tasting in beautiful surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We today were taken to Lynx boutique wine estate on a tour with La Rochelle Tours. The owner Dieter proudly showed us his wine making methods and let us taste half a dozen extremely good wines; we even purchased a couple of bottles which for us means they are good.

Visited October 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best wines in Franschhoek!”
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 tasted all the Lynx wines and Helgard explained how it was made with every wine, he was very knowledgeable and passionate. As we were the only ones there we could ask loads of questions and we talked a lot about wines, where they sell them to, etc etc. We really loved most of the wines (the only wine i wasnt fond of was the shiraz but i never like any shiraz so thats just taste, im sure most people will love it), especially the Xanache.
The Viognier was amazing as well! We bought a bottle of that one, as well as a bottle of Xanache and one Blanc de Noir. We enjoyed the wines later in our trip in SA on the beach.

Highly recommend this place!

Visited September 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Worthwhile experience”
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 devine. My personal favourate was the Xanache! Dieter also has a young assitant winemaker, Helgard and he is equaly very knowledgeable and passionate about wine! The trip is well worth the while and I can recmmed it to anyone. Thanks Lynx wines!

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A fantastic boutique winery”
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 to be best that we tasted in SA and therefore was the only place we actually purchased a bottle at very reasonable price.

We highly recommend a trip to Lynx and appreciate they do so much wine making by hand.

Visited September 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Great experience”
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!

Visited August 2012
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