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Vrede en Lust Winery

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Address: Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 27 218 7416
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture,...

Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure facilities. Our cellar door is open daily, with free wine tasting or special wine enthusiast food and wine pairings. Luxurious accommodation for up to 42 people plus one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in the country. The very popular LUST Bistro & Bakery is family friendly and open for early breakfasts, late lunches and everything in between.

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February destination wedding

These guys definitely know what they're doing with weddings. My friends hired the venue and accommodation for 3 nights in February. They organised a braai for the nights either... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys definitely know what they're doing with weddings. My friends hired the venue and accommodation for 3 nights in February. They organised a braai for the nights either side of the wedding, and we had private access to the Manor house, pool and pool house, and rooms round the back. On the day everything ran seamlessly (speaking from the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great first stop on the purple wine tram route. Guided tasting of 5 wines by Izzy for marvellous cost of 25R per person. The basic tasting is a bit cheaper if you're on the tram which is good. Lovely gardens to the side of the tasting area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped at Vrede en Lust as it was recommended by our tour guide. The scenery was absolutely incredible, with comfortable sofas to lounge in outside with spectacular views. Our somellier Lynne was so knowledgable and showed a real passion for the wines, we couldn't recommend her enough. We were on a tight time schedule and she worked with us to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We got to visit Vrede en Lust as one of the stops on out wine tram tour when in Franshhoek. This was our favourite of the vineyards we stopped at. Beautiful views, great sample tasters and attentive and informative service from Christine. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely wine tasting at Vrede en Lust with a super wine hostess Elzaan! It was a really hot day but the wine tasting was in a lovely cool room looking over the beautiful vineyards. Delicious Prosecco to end the wine tasting off and it is actually Vrede en Lust's first bubbly. Very social wine hostesses and fun wine tasting to... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We did the wine and chocolate tasting and both the wine and chocolate were amazing! Our hostess was brilliant, attentive even though it was very busy. Helpings were generous and we all left satisfied! One of the better tasting experiences compared with others offered nearby. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was really very nice. A chocolate and wine pairing is a must do. Chili with Pinot noir on a Friday morning is a good start of the weekend

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Thank Bart R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This was the second time we had come to Vrede En Lust for the wine tasting experience, and we just cannot fault it. Christine made the whole experience for us, she had this fabulous friendly and cheeky energy while introducing and explaining the wines to us, she was very attentive! The view is divine, as is the wine! The Boet... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Sadly this was the worst of our wine farm visits. Unfriendly reception and a hostess who spent more time chatting with her colleagues behind the desk than attending to us. For one wine she poured and gave us no information at all. When asked for a price list she said 'oh silly me, how blonde'! We left before the final... More 

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djbuys, Owner at Vrede en Lust Winery, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. I am very sorry that you had a poor experience. Lourenza our tasting room manager has already taken the hostess concerned to task. It is not how we do things here at Vrede en Lust. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Our hostess LYNNE was fantastic Very friendly and knowledgeable about our wines. Would definitely recommend the venue

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