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DV Artisan Chocolate

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Address: Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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+27 21 863 0854
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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DV Artisan Chocolate is a 'Bean to Bar' micro batch chocolate producer....

DV Artisan Chocolate is a 'Bean to Bar' micro batch chocolate producer. Situated in an historic Cape Dutch manor house in the Cape winelands, DV offers visitors the opportunity to taste their 70 percent cacao single origin dark chocolate from various growing areas around the world and learn more about their unique process, with views from the tasting room into the factory. With no added flavourings, vegetable fats or emulsifiers, it is a remarkably pure product in which the flavours of the cacao shine through.

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Dark chocolate tasting

Really great chocolate tasting experince. Enjoyed learning about the process and tastung chocolate grown in different region. Would definitely reccommend it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carla G
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great chocolate tasting experince. Enjoyed learning about the process and tastung chocolate grown in different region. Would definitely reccommend it!

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Thank Carla G
CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this review

We aim to make our chocolate tasting enjoyable and informative at the same time. It's really great to hear that you had a memorable experience. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chocolate tasting is a very impersonal walk around, read the card taste the chocolate and that’s it. Like nothing, really. You pay to taste ten or so chocolates and that’s it? Well no, that’s not it. Unfortunately the plates of chocolate are exposed and after seeing a child cough basically directly over an open plate of taster chocolate, ja... More 

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Thank TonyBosman
CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. It is certainly not our intention for this to be an impersonal tasting and we encourage our tasting hosts to engage with our guests as far as possible, answering any questions and sharing information about our products, our processes and the story behind De Villiers Chocolate. We are very sorry to hear... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

As you walk through the doors the aromas of chocolate, intrigue your senses. There were chocolates everywhere, and I loved it. Not only can you purchase these yummy goodies at their store, but they also offer two different chocolate tastings, a Single Origin tasting as well as a chocolate and confectionery tasting. It was a hard choice to select one,... More 

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Thank DBMadventures
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

#darkchocolate #dvthinz #coffeeshots #tastings what more can anyone ask for! Loved it.. affordable, variety.. Did the shop in Franschhoek too, lovely experience.. had sorbet and ice-cream tasting and off course CHOCOLATE!

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Thank Jill N
Durban, South Africa
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A well presented and run facility, it was very interesting to find out the history and all the facts about my favorite food.

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Thank Darren P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great chocolate, great food, great wine, great view, nice people! We ended up there because of a rainy day at Cape Town and it was a wonderful drive. It´s a kind of "all in one" place.

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Thank Ana B
Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Very reasonable price R25 to taste the different chocolates and learn about the company. Gift shop area as well as coffee shop .

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Thank Adrienne M
Mozambique
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If i am not mistaken this was the place i went without knowing because i was so famish that i couldnt see straight. Well Cape Town itself is amazing. It is as others say, different from the rest of South Africa, and i liked it a lot. Up to the point that i am returning there for n NYE and... More 

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Thank Anjarakas
SAN BUENAVENTURA, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

You arrive in the lushness of tall trees and greenery. You can smell the earth. Then you pick up other delectable fragrances....CHOCOLATE! You taste it's pure form, learn about all the qualities that make chocolate from where and how...special. We had a delightful gal, who loved her job...it was evident. You see the operations of chocolate making all around you... More 

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Thank Terragnu
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you like chocolate, this place is a must. Chocolate tasting for virtually nothing. The chocolates were absolutely wonderful. Had to buy some to take back home and still found them delicious. Sadly all gone ! Definitely worth a visit!

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Cornell d, General Manager at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this review

So glad you could visit and that it was a memorable experience. We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments. More 

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