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Address: Voor Paardeberg Road | Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 869 8595
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This working wine farm has a tranquil atmosphere with panoramic mountain...

This working wine farm has a tranquil atmosphere with panoramic mountain and vineyard views, and scenic hikes with Table Bay and Mountain visible in the distance. This area is rich in indigenous fynbos and four species are unique to the Paardeberg mountain - Babiana noctiflora, Erica hippuris, Oscularia paardebergenis and Serruria roxberghii. This historic farm was originally named Vondeling, from whence the wines take their name. It was granted to Swedish immigrant Oloff Bergh by Governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1704. Shady oak trees surround the graciously restored original Farm House, built in 1750. The farm has a three-centuries-old winemaking tradition dating back to the early 1700's. Vondeling invites you to visit our recently renovated tasting room in the exciting, yet unspoilt Voor-Paardeberg region. The planning for the tasting room began in 2011 with the purchase of the neighbouring farm and its facilities. The existing cellar and tasting centre were updated and renovated, complete with traditional style thatched roof and large 'stoep' where guests can enjoy the fine views of the Paardeberg. Visitors can pre-book a generous farm style Vintner's Platter which they can enjoy at the tasting room with a delicious bottle of Vondeling wine. For groups of 10 or more, we are happy to create a delicious, homemade set menu to suit your needs. We also cater for larger group bookings and our hospitality team will work with you to host any event imaginable, from family reunions to corporate conferencing. With the addition of St Clement's, a charming country chapel, we are also able to host weddings for up to 200 people. The tasting room is open for wine tasting Monday to Friday from 10.00am till 17.00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. Booking for our Vintner's Platter or set menu meal options is essential.

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Lovely environment and fantastic wines

The location is great - they have a little chapel to hold weddings as well. Nice views over the valley. However, the great thing is the wines, which we first tasted at home in... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
David M
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The location is great - they have a little chapel to hold weddings as well. Nice views over the valley. However, the great thing is the wines, which we first tasted at home in Cambridge, England, at the suggestion of a guy who had worked on the Vondeling estate. We ended up trying every one of their 9 wines in... More 

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JanieJane120, Public Relations Manager at Vondeling Wines, responded to this review

Dear David Thanks so much for the visit and your lovely review of Vondeling. I'm glad you enjoyed the farm, and the wine. Please keep in touch and feel free to re-order from our website should you run out? Kind regards Jane More 

Carshalton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Came upon this wine farm almost by accident, and what a happy encounter. The surrounding is bleak but once through the gates it is very pretty a lovely church and garden plus excellent tasting venue. The wines were some of the best tasted in SA for me the Erica was outstanding. It went down very well at a family luncheon... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We attended a formal wine tasting and lunch here a few weeks ago. We had never heard of Vondeling before and always think of this region as rather dry and sparse.... what a surprise. This farm is situated near a hill and has a unique position and micro climate. The natural vegetation has some of South Africa's unique wild flower... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting and very friendly staff. Opened for special occasion. Lovely open spaces and entertainment for children. Food was excellent with the wine.

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Paarl, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Vondeling Wines has a unique view on the mountains and vineyards against the slopes of Paardeberg near Paarl, in the Cape Winelands. They offer a wedding venue with a chapel and beautiful gardens that will create great memories of every wedding. I love the feeling of openness that you have when you visit their tasting room. Vondeling has great wines.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The vineyard and guest house are unbelievable. The lodge has eight bedrooms, with all amenities and finishing touches. Self catering, but the owners are happy to stock the fridge for you. Super impressed.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Vondeling Wines hosted my grandmother's 80th birthday lunch with a delicious three course meal that offered traditional Afrikaans fare paired with fantastic Vondeling wines. With a log fire burning and a lovely wine-farm atmosphere it made for a wonderful lunch.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Went here for sunday lunch and it was very good. The wine was very good too. Staff were excellent and friendly. We were the last to leave so perhaps that tells how much we enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had a fantastic tour of this wine 1700 wine farm by the wine maker, Matthew Copeland. Very informative and thorough. Excellent boutique wines, an outstanding three course meal and a wonderful afternoon enjoyed overlooking the vineyards. The Manor House is spectacular and worth a stay

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Durbanville, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Vondeling Wines hosted a Sunday lunch with Bertus Basson on the 12th of July. We were among the lucky ones to have spent 4 hours eating, drinking stunning Vondeling Wines and enjoying the company of total strangers at our table. Who would have thought that the 6 of us would have so much fun! Looking forward to the next Bertus... More 

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