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Van Ryn's Distillery

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Address: Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 881 3875
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Experience the atmosphere and stature of the Van Ryn's Brandy Distillery...

Experience the atmosphere and stature of the Van Ryn's Brandy Distillery where the tour of the distillery includes a demonstration of the art of coopering, a whiff of the Angle's share in the maturation cellar, followed by the guest's choice of vintage brandy tastings. The choice of tastings include an option of a brandy, coffee and chocolate tasting or a brandy and florentine tasting. The distillery is also a popular venue for private functions and conferences.

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We traveled in a group of 12 (including 6 3rd year University Marketing students), to experience marketing concepts and experiences and this destination ticked all the boxes for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled in a group of 12 (including 6 3rd year University Marketing students), to experience marketing concepts and experiences and this destination ticked all the boxes for us. the facility is beautiful, the atmosphere and Brandy/Chocolate tasting is really first class, all rounded off by a tour of the manufacturing facility. to top off the experience there is a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited the Van Ryan's Distillery as part of our Stellenbosch tour and must say it was a pleasant surprise between vineyards. The grounds of the distillery are well kept and the structures are beautifully maintained. You are welcomed with an apricot brandy cocktail to enjoy while selecting our tasting. It was refreshing and dangerously enjoyable. We did a tasting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic visit! Our guide Voya provided us with the historical context of the distillery. She then spent time teaching us about brandy etiquette which proved to be quite the education!! She was fantastic and paid close attention to ensure we were having a good experience with an emphasis on broadening our understanding of what makes a brandy a good (award... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went there for a tasting and a introduction course to south african brandy and learned so much about the process they go through to produce world class brandy's. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Van Ryns is a south african brand to be proud of! Must visit when you are in stellenbosch!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The tour of the distillery & demonstration of making a barrel were most informative & I would highly recommend. The brandy tasting itself was not so well organized. Long queues for payment & I did not have confidence in the hosts. Drinks mixed up etc but on the whole definitely a trip worth making -

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were met on our un-booked arrival with a large smile and a welcoming free brandy and orange juice in a proper balloon glass. They have cameras to spot new visitors and pour the drinks to serve, literally as you walk in. We could not resist doing the full tasting of all their different vintage brandies with a knowledgeable expert... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

great welcoming with a taste of the 20 year old and juice. great history briefing about there brandy and tasting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Fun brandy tasting with friends. A worthwhile activity to go out and enjoy their award winning brandy with a couple of friends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Iv heard van Ryn's is lovely but we never seem to pop in, we happened to be passing by and thought it is brandy weather, why not. From start to finish this place was a great visit. Friendly staff meet you with a complimentary welcome drink. Good selection of really lovely brandy and a stunning interior.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I have previously gone for the Brandy and chocolate pairing, and I just love it.The tour of the cellars and the barrel making is also something to see

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