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Vrede en Lust Winery

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Address: Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 27 218 7416
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture,...

Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure facilities. Our cellar door is open daily, with free wine tasting or special wine enthusiast food and wine pairings. Luxurious accommodation for up to 42 people plus one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in the country. The very popular LUST Bistro & Bakery is family friendly and open for early breakfasts, late lunches and everything in between.

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We did a chocolate and wine pairing. It was amazing! So well thought out and the wines and chocolates really complimented each other. Delicious. The view at the winery is so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Yvette W
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a chocolate and wine pairing. It was amazing! So well thought out and the wines and chocolates really complimented each other. Delicious. The view at the winery is so gorgeous and the service was so warm. A must-do.

Thank Yvette W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality wine tasting in a beautiful environment. The setting overlooking the vineyards is majestic, and made even more so with each wine tasting! The wines were explained to us, and there was no pressure to get us to move quickly, which made for a relaxing afternoon. We purchased a couple of cases for delivery and were not charged for the... More 

Thank Justin B
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

One of the better vineyards with some very good to excellent wine . The restaurant makes the day complete .

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Mainz-Kastel, Germany
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Vrede en Lust is a very nice winery which has spectacular views and serves a selected range of wines. The wine tasting is a nice thing to do there! Unfortunately the staff is not very friendly. The bistro is really good, the food tastes very good and the staff is very friendly. It is really nice to sit outside, but... More 

Thank 91reinhard
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our second time wine tasting at Vrede en Lust :-) This is one of our favourite vineyards in Franschoek. This time we decided to go for the fantastic wine and chocolate pairing and boy were we not disappointed. Our host looked after us very well and had a great knowledge of wine. We ended up leaving with a few cases... More 

Thank AWorldofWanderlust
South Holland Province, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

After a wonderful lunch and wine at the estate restaurant we spent some time t the Winery. There is a wonderful selection of wine on offer here and we enjoyed the beautiful views out across the mountains. We left with a good supply of white wine to enjoy at home.

Thank AmsterdamTulips44
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to Vrede en Lust in Dec 2016 and specifically came back in March 2017 for a tasting and a wonderful cheese platter again. This experience is by far the best we had from all our tastings. We want to thank Elzaan for going out of her way to make this a memorable experience. She was helpful, friendly... More 

Thank Bronwyn V
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Beautiful property and visit. Good wine and outdoor seating. Can buy wine and have it shipped to the US.

Thank Grace C
Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We have done a wine tasting at Vrede en Lust Winery on Saturday 4 March 2017. We are from Paarl very near from Franschhoek and we like to support our local wine cellars in the Winelands, Western Cape because they are some of the best in the world. It was my first wine tasting at Vrede en Lust and from... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had lunch earlier in the week at Vrede en Lust flowed by a wine tasting. The tasting was hosted by Izzy and she looked after us very well. Since then we have had many tastings but Vrede en Lust was I the top 2 from our trip. So on our last day today we ventured back and Izzy again... More 

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