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Van Ryn's Distillery

Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
+27 82 451 7994
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brandy tasting” (27 reviews)
“barrel making” (8 reviews)
“welcome drink” (7 reviews)
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Van Ryn Road, Stellenbosch 7604, South Africa
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+27 82 451 7994
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tasting was great, I think their brandy is world class. The distillery, Cooper and cellar tour is world class. I have done a couple tours at distillery’s in Scotland and this matched up. The Cooper was great, it is a treat to be able...More

Thank Minty-South-Africa
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Minty Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Van Ryn's brandy distillery. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to take a trip out of Cape Town for Heritage Day celebration on Monday 25th September - and were in for a treat! The girl who showed us around the distillery in the morning with a small group (at about...More

Thank DrSamanthaBrooks
Fre-Nay B, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Dr Samantha Brooks I am so glad you chose to spend your Heritage Day Celebrations by visiting us. More so in knowing that you were introduced to the "magic" which is brandy and brandy making. I hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

My mom is a huge brandy enthusiast and as a birthday treat we decided to take her to Van Ryn's for a tasting. The venue is very lovely and the little touch of a welcome drink is great, even though it was way too sickly...More

Thank Schani007
Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

Dear Schani007 I would like to sincerely apologize to you for the disappointing tasting experience you had while visiting us. Further investigation will be done on my side to avoid a similar situation in future. I am glad that this has not deterred you from...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were very impressed with the service and the fact they catered for kids. We had expected to rush in, so my husband could buy some brandy, but we saw that they did a special fruit juice and chocolate tasting for the kids, while the...More

Thank rikki359
Management response:Responded 18 July 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback after your visit. I am very glad that we could make your whole family feel special. I am sure that you and the kids will enjoy our distillery tour when you visit us again. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the distillery and tasted a variety of brandy's. The tour was interesting and the pieces from history was awesome. I recommend the tasting paired with chocolate.

Thank PaulTheSecond
Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear PaulTheSecond Thank you for your positive feedback on your visit to Van Ryn’s. I am very glad that you enjoyed your whole experience while visiting us. Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager: Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Anther definite must do in stellenbosch . Best brandy tasting and pairing. Cellar tour is an option staff very friendly and helpful. Recomnend a stop after lunch

Thank Pierrescuba
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here after passing it many times previously. We were out spending the day wine tasting but thought we would give Van Ryn's a go even though none of us were Brandy drinkers. What a pleasant surprise and we are so glad we did....More

1  Thank BRowanTraveller
Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear BRowan Traveller Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so glad that you were pleasantly surprised when you visited us. I hope your family member enjoyed their gift! Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager: Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited in preparation for a food and wine pairing. The tasting presentation was brilliant and the cocktail to start delicious. The decor is very striking and it was a very pleasant visit.

Thank Alicia M
Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear Alicia M I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Van Ryn’s Distillery. Your positive feedback regarding the tasting, cocktail and décor is much appreciated. Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager Van Ryn's Distillery

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the tasting, tours and excellent hospitality. Beautiful venue. The ladies made us feel very welcome.

Thank MaritaB911
Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear Princess991. Thank you for taking the time to give us the wonderful feedback about our hospitality during your visit. We hope to welcome you back to the Van Ryn’s Distillery soon. Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager Van Ryn's Distillery

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Built in 1905 using rock gathered from the Eester River, parts of the distillery apparently still untouched since its construction. We were greeted at the entrance and taken to the waiting room where a restored working potstill is the main feauture.The tour takes you to...More

Thank Dieter H
Samantha S, Manager at Van Ryn's Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear Dieter I am very pleased that you enjoyed your Distillery Tour and Tasting while visiting the Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery and thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Best Regards Fre-Nay Brown Brand Home Manager Van Ryn's Distillery

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Dear Deborah My sincere apologies for your unanswered emails. We will respond to it as soon as possible. Fre-Nay
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