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“Update on my Previous Review”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of KWV

KWV
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Paarl, South Africa
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200 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Update on my Previous Review”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

I wrote the first TripAdvisor review on this attraction in 2009. I enjoyed it and was very positive about the brandy tasting in particular. My view was changed utterly by a recent visit. Not only has the price jumped, but the five tastings have been reduced by the elimination of the excellent Imoya from what is offered. The previous Belgian chocolates have been replaced by something that is quite inferior. The previous excellent staff have been replaced by others who showed no enthusiasm or personality, and seemed far more interested in getting their packing up done in order to get home (more than half an hour before closing time). We did also try the new liquour and chocolate tasting, which is a good innovation, featuring Lindt chocolates which must have been among the worst ever produced by that firm. I can't vouch for prices of wine sold by the bottle, but brandy prices have been increased disproportionately. I doubt that I'll be back anytime soon and do not recommend it to anyone any more.

Visited May 2012
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Wellington
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Learning about wines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

I took the grandchildren ages 4 to 14 and even the youngest one asked a question and was amazed at the very big vats

Visited October 2011
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Boksburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Not just wine - brandy too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Brandy and chocolate - a novel tasting experience. We tried different vintages of KWV brandy, with different flavours of Belgian chocolates ranging from white to dark. Such an interesting idea. Even my wife, who is not fond of brandy, enjoyed the experience.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“KWV”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Is on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, the winemaking "napa valley" of Cape Town. Makes good local brandy

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Just another building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Unless you do the cellar tours there isn't much reason to visit the KWV. It is no longer a serious role player in the local wine industry and really currently is just a beautiful building.

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