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“Great hosts and wine”

De Toren Private Cellar
Ranked #64 of 155 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "Without aim and direction you are nowhere. Our wine crafting roadmap is clear and precise; our objective is to redefine the Bordeaux concept and adapt it to be uniquely South African......achieving very complex, balanced and expressive wines." De Toren Private Cellar is named after the tower in the cellar which forms the centre of our philosophy of respect for the fruit we grow. In return the fruit will respectfully deliver extremely luxurious wines. We only make two wines: De Toren "Z" and De Toren Fusion V, both returning great accolades from all over the world!
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Had a wonderful tasting in the private cellar. From Fusion five to de Toren Z all just top quality and it only has been topped by the black lion a 100 Procent Shiraz. I only can recomand it.

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

It truly was a great honour hosting you and we hope to see you again soon! All the best - Emil, Albie & the De Toren team.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We were told about this winery by friends in Joburg. The wine was hard to source so we decided to ring and arrange a private tour. What a delight to go there and see the love and care that went into every bottle. Also to appreciate and understand the technical expertise which was behind the growing, production and bottling of these superb wines. It goes without saying that the "tasting" was something special.

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for these kind words David. It was a true honour hosting you and we hope to see you again soon! All the best - Emil, Albie & the De Toren team.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We drank De Toren’s Fusion V in the Netherlands. Wonderful ‘three dimensional’ wine, bit heavy, but we love it. Looked at their YouTube-video’s to be a bit informed. Have set a date and got a warm welcome and excellent tour by Anja Bekker.
What a remarkable winemaker, full of passion!
Thank you, appreciate the time you gave us. Really look forward to order your wine in Holland

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Mielies48, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

I am so glad you appeciated the visit Heleen. Please enjoy our wines in The Netherlands.
Emil.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We left Cape Town a day early bc this is my husbands favorite wine and they do not take weekend appointments. Imagine our delight that when we arrived, the very nice receptionist told us that the owner Emile would be giving us our tour. A nice lady from Jo Burg popped in and we invited her to join our tour. we also had the vineyard manager with us.
Emile was so interesting and has such a passion for his wines. We learned so much about the soil and all the special ways they treat their grapes. It was no wonder it is our favorite, the care that goes into these wines. It was such a unique tour and tasting and we left with a lot of great wine and fantastic memories. Thank you so much Emile for the lovely tour . De Toren will forever be our favorite. I can't wait to give my husband the key to the Book XVII.

Thank tinkr2
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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

What kind words! It was my absolute pleasure and do let us know once he has the privilege of getting the key! Our best, Emil & The De Toren Team

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

It was 2 years ago on my 40th but remains the best vineyard experience that I have had. A personal touch delivered by the vineyard owner, Emil, with a superb tasting session at the end, Cannot wait to go back again. Highly recommended as part of your trip to the Western Cape area!

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De-Toren, Owner at De Toren Private Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

We loved hosting you. Thank you for these kind words and so glad we could be a small part of your 40th birthday!

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