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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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Lovely visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Melissa G
Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Chloe G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of great red wines, this is a MUST! With a good range and a mixture of very well blended flavours and a good view to top it all off. A special thank you to Betro for the friendly service.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here for wine tasting & found the whole experience sub standard. Very pushy selling, wine served at wrong temperature & rude staff.

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

I am very sorry to hear this! We strive to ensure all visitors to Vrede en Lust have a great experience. Lourenza our tasting room manager has taken this up with the team to ensure our high standards are maintained even in the very busy Xmas/New Year period. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stop on the wine tram at Vrede en Lust. We were told they have wonderful cake, however we had recently eaten and thus never got to try. They do however have incredible wines with excellent sourdough bread. You can order wine to ship to your doorstep in the US for a more than reasonable price and... More 

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