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Lynx Wines

R301, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 867 0406
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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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“small winery” (22 reviews)
“wine making” (37 reviews)
“the owner” (67 reviews)
R301, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 867 0406
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a great time visiting this vineyards. Such a shame its not on the wine tram route, a lot of people probably miss out because of this. The personal attention was great, they made us feel very welcome, never rushed. And best part was...More

Thank Salwa A
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We are not fans of the huge estate tours and so decided to visit the Lynx winery just outside Franschhoek. It is very low key, but has a good range of wines. We tasted 5 wines - 2 white 3 red, plus a very appealing...More

Thank LateGappers
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Lynx brand may not be as well known as some of the bigger names in the area, but don’t let that fool you. The winery is small and hands-on and we received a detailed tour of every step of the wine making process with...More

Thank Mike E
FranschhoekCaracal, Cellarmaster at Lynx Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Thanks for your review! I'm so glad you the cellar tour and the tasting - we pride ourselves in explaining the winemaking process step-by-step, and our hands-on cellar is ideal for that. Glad you enjoyed the wines too!

Reviewed 29 September 2016

We visited Lynx on recommendation of the hostess at our guest house as a unique, small family winery and were not disappointed. There are gorgeous views surrounding Lynx, as well as great wine to top things off. Because it is a small winery, we received...More

Thank LW1214
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I have been familiar with Lynx beautiful Blanc de Noir for a few years and Helgard gets it even more delicious each year. At last we made a visit and were so impressed. Helgard is so informative about his passion of making beautiful wines. We...More

Thank Toni1611
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Did a tasting here yesterday and wasn't blown away by their wines. They only have 5 wines open on any given day so you cannot taste all their wines. Understandably so because it's a small estate and do not get that many visitors. The wine...More

Thank hassan_1800
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I think all the 5-star reviews made me have extremely high expectations so when we arrived at the understated tasting room on off the bumpy road to the car park, I expected more. The wines were nice - the Blanc De Noir was surprisingly good....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 19 July 2016

As a group of nine couples, we spent a few days in the Franschhoek / Stellenbosch area and visited several wineries. While there are some great places to see in the area, Lynx was my favorite. We were greeted by Dieter, the owner, and given...More

Thank YnotBBetter
FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you for your kind words and recommending us to other TA travellers! I'm glad you and your group enjoyed the visit and the wines. We hope to see you again one day. Best regards, Dieter

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Our group of 9 couples had prearranged a tour by the Lynx Winery owner, Dieter. He was absolutely a wonderful host. We were treated like family and felt as if he really appreciated our visit. The wine was amazing. After loving the wine and being...More

Thank murraymcarthur
FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you so much for your visit and for your review. We always love having visitors who engage in the action - and your group was a prime example! Enjoy the wines that you ordered for delivery back home.

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend visiting Lynx and sampling their award winning wines. It's a very informal setting, and we loved hearing about Lynx from the winemaker himself. We learned about it's history and their wine making methodology, and we really enjoyed the relaxed and informal setting...More

Thank jelyapt
FranschhoekCaracal, Owner at Lynx Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Lynx Wines and the experience that Helgard, the winemaker, gave you. I'm also glad you enjoyed our more informal and relaxed setting that sets us apart from the larger producers. Thanks for your review!

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Jenny H
31 May 2015|
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Response from FranschhoekCaracal | Property representative |
Hello Jenny Thank you for your enquiry. We’d love to be able to host you but I regret we are unable to offer a meal. LYNX is a small winery and we don’t have catering facilities and we would also be unable to seat 24... More