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Vergenoegd Wine Estate

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Address: Baden Powell Drive | Faure, Stellenbosch 7131, South Africa
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+27 21 843 3248
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Vergenoegd Wine Estate is a Heritage site and one of the oldest wine...

Vergenoegd Wine Estate is a Heritage site and one of the oldest wine estates on the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Easy access from the freeway and merely 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Indian Runner Ducks are used in our vineyards as a form of natural pest control, helping us to eliminate the use of conventional pest control methods. Our army of 1000 ducks parade in front of the Manor House on their way to and back from the vineyards and may be seen by guests on a daily basis. We also offer unique and personalized blending experience (coffee, olive oil, tea and wine) as well as breakfast, lunch and picnics. We host a weekly Family market, every Saturday live entertainment once a month, showcasing some of SA's best musical talent.

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Wine blending

We did a wine blending. Its best described as a wine tasting plus plus plus. It was really well done, the wine is worth tasting and the blending was fun and informative. We also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a wine blending. Its best described as a wine tasting plus plus plus. It was really well done, the wine is worth tasting and the blending was fun and informative. We also saw the duck parade which is an interesting querk. The also offered a market and nice lunch.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Wlhelm W Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd, we're delighted that you enjoyed your experience! Your review and rating is appreciated and we hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Pretoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent venue with lots to do for all ages. Not often that you get to experience something for free. The duck run takes place a few times per day and is quite entertaining. The visit to the breeding facility afterwards is too be recommended at a ridiculous cheap fee. Wine tasting, drinks and superb food.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Dsmiff Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd! We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your awesome review and rating! Hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Fish Hoek, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the past 13 years I have taken tourists To Vergenoegd wine Estate. The ambiance is one of peace and serenity although it borders a busy national road. The bird life is fantastic. Here too you will see Runner Ducks and the farms famous geese. It is amazing to see 500 birds all following the leader on their way to... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi davesdrivesandtours Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd Wine Estate! We're delighted that you and your guests have enjoyed our farm and its offerings. We appreciate your continued support and hope to see you back soon again! Thank you for your wonderful review and rating! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to watch the Duck run which, the kids and Adults from the look of things where enjoying too. The lunch is s must book a fair as is the duck run. As the manager explained they have a limited kitchen capacity. Food is very good all round.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Thomas W Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd Wine Estate. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you back soon again! We appreciate your review and rating! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience to see 1000+ running Ducks. You also have the opportunity to feed the ducks. Wine taste well.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Machubodie2014 Thank you for visiting - we're delighted that you enjoyed your Vergenoegd experience and hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apon arrival, I was not greeted too warmly and not guided as to where the tasting takes place. But besides that, Dale was informative and friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed my tasting.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Macayla B Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd, we appreciate your feedback and will certainly look into your reception upon arrival - please accept our apologies regarding this. We're delighted that you enjoyed the rest of your Vergenoegd experience! Hope to see you soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time I visited the estate, me and my husband did the fun run and visited the market. It was really well organized. And a lot of fun. The served great food at the market and had good entertainment. The second time we went there on a Sunday for brunch and a wine tasting. The atmosphere and food was... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Elzette P Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd! We're delighted that your experiences have been so enjoyable. Thanks for your wonderful review and rating, we sincerely appreciate your support! Hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

perth
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each morning the staff go to the dam and herd up around 200 ducks then proceed to lead them up into the winery for feeding and release into the vines. The ducks eat the pests so it is a form of Eco farming. But it is also a very special, fun and unique experience. The sight of these ducks waddling... More 

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi madfamily Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience! We appreciate your support through the entry fee / donation. It is our hope that the information we receive and share about our Integrated Pest Management and Duck Research Program will enable more vineyards and farms across the globe to adopt eco-friendly farming practices. Hope... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day! The Saturday market had a Belgian flair. Delicious and well priced food stalls, wine, beer & craft beer, live music and ample seating. We enjoyed watching the morning and noon Duck Parade.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi Dirmu G Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd Wine Estate - our 2nd Belgian Market once again turned out to be a major success and we're delighted that you could share in the day's fun and enjoyment - thank you for your support! We appreciate your awesome review and rating - hope to see you back at Vergenoegd soon again!... More 

Durban, South Africa
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely breakfast after watching the runner ducks. It was a wonderful morning. Staff were very accommodating and helpful.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this review

Hi LeaKid01 Thank you for visiting, we're very happy that you enjoyed your Vergenoegd experience! We appreciate your awesome review and rating - hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd More 

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