Vondeling Wines

Vondeling Wines, Paarl: Hours, Address, Vondeling Wines Reviews: 5/5

Vondeling Wines
5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This working wine farm has a tranquil atmosphere with panoramic mountain and vineyard views.This historic farm was originally named Vondeling, from whence the wines take their nameThe farm has a three-centuries-old winemaking tradition dating back to the early 1700's. Vondeling invites you to visit our tasting room in the exciting, yet unspoilt Voor-Paardeberg region.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. With the addition of St Clement's, a charming country chapel, we are also able to host weddings for up to 100 people. Booking for our Vintner's Platter or set menu meal options is essential.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience similar attractions

The area
Address
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Attractions
1 within 10 kms

5.0
19 reviews
Excellent
15
Very good
4
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

NazK123
Canterbury, UK15 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The wine tasting and food at the cellar door. The Rose wine outshines any other pink I’ve tasted from South Africa. The staff are amazing, the views stunning. This place is off the beaten track, but one of the best i’ve ever been to, finding it made the trip!
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good day! We are so glad that you enjoyed the visit and hope that you will come and visit us again! It was lovely to meet you! I hope you enjoyed the rest off your trip and that you can enjoy a bit of Vondeling wines with it as well! Until next time!
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Charn_02
Craighall Park, South Africa4 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Vondeling was our wedding venue in September 2017. Being from Johannesburg, we organised everything, with the help of the manageress, Mariaan, with only 2 face-to-face meetings. The rest was done via email!
The wedding party also stayed in the Manor House (opposite the venue) the evening before and after the wedding. What an amazing and special treat that was! A beautiful Manor house, with all the amenities which makes for wonderful pictures whilst getting ready for the big day.
Our ceremony was in the chapel on the wine farm and the reception in the tasting location. Everything ran smoothly from start to finish!
Vondeling has beautiful views, lovely wines and the best people, and I would definitely recommend this venue, not only for a wedding, but also for wine-tasting. This was our message to Mariaan the manager:
Dear Mariaan and Riki
Our wedding day would not have been possible without your support, advice and excellent service! From the day we booked Vondeling as our venue, to the final hours of the wedding, you were there every step of the way! Our guests are still talking about the beautiful setting and Stefan and I are still your biggest fans when it comes to the wines ;-)
Thank you for everything you did for us, it truly was the most special day of my life and I will always be grateful to you! Lots of love from Johannesburg xx
Written 22 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Charne, Thank you for your beautiful words and lovely review. Please do not be strangers and pop in for a glass of wine when you next visit beautiful Cape Town. Regards, Mariaan and Riki
Written 24 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

F0uche
Paarl, South Africa10 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Weekends by appointment only but Mariaan and her team opened specially for our group of 12 people on a Sunday.
Wow and what an experience, her passion for the farm, wines and area is clearly notable.
We will all be back soon! The group is now members of the club too :)
PS order food 2 days before, the platter is amazing
Written 17 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind words! It was lovely hosting an enthusiastic group who really appreciate good wine. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 18 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

monicawalker55
Muizenberg, South Africa24 contributions
Sep 2018
My stepson got married recently and chose the lovely Vondeling Wine Estate as the venue. We stayed in the Manor House which was absolutely perfect with plenty of accommodation for the family and wedding entourage in beautiful, large rooms with en suite bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs. There was also an enormous, fully equipped kitchen complete with separate scullery, open plan dining room, delightful lounge with books to make your heart sing and fascinating art and writings by Nelson Mandela which he created whilst being incarcerated at Robben Island. The gardens surrounding the property are truly lovely with many rosemary and lavender bushes and a delightful walk down to the dam where you may be accompanied by the resident Great Dane. The domestic help cooked us a magnificent breakfast and cleaned the kitchen for us afterwards. There is also a small but attractive pool for your use although we did not put a toe into the water as there was a breathtaking cold wind straight off the snowy mountains in the distance (which makes for awesome photos, by the way!) The small chapel was pretty and quaint and the reception was held right next to the chapel in a beautiful but small setting which was more than adequate for the number of guests (approximately 90 pax). The only downside to the event was that the service was a little slow and we had to ask twice for the waiter to bring ice and it was brought in a glass, there being no ice buckets available, I suggest you take your own ice buckets. There was a bar right inside the reception venue for those wanting spirit drinks. The food was delicious, the only complaint being that some people were served a well-done steak when they preferred rare, and vice versa. It is a tricky menu choice though when serving such a large crowd of people. What really blew us away was the lovely hors d'oeuvres served outside before we went into the reception area, the display and variety of items was really very well done! Altogether a super venue for both the wedding couple and guests. Unfortunately my husband and I did not have time to explore the wine tasting aspect of Vondeling Wines but I am sure we will return for another visit!
Written 16 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Monicawalker55, Thank you for the lovely review of Vondeling. Please note that we do have ice buckets available, but often the brides do not want them on the tables as they "spoil the look". Vondeling is also not responsible for the catering on the day of the wedding and is picked (from our list of preferred suppliers) by the couple. The caterers then also supply the serving staff. We look forward to you coming to taste our award winning wines soon! Kind regards, Vondeling Management
Written 18 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PennWinchester
Winchester, UK223 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
I visited this exquisite estate whilst on a tour of the Western Cape, exploring the wildflowers of the area. Julian the owner, gave our group of 18, a highly informative tour of the estate which was fascinating and clearly displayed his passion for the environment and wine making.

We then made our way to the tasting dining area, where we had a nine wine tasting, followed by the most flavoursome meal of the trip, lovingly prepared by Mariaan, who also led the tasting.

The sun shone, the wine was some of the best I tasted in South Africa, loved the Chenin Blanc and the setting was exquisite. The little chapel on the estate was also interesting to visit and weddings are often held there.

I highly recommend this venue, where there is also accommodation, if you enjoy fine food, flavoursome, un pretentious wines at highly affordable prices, immaculate attention to detail in all the estate undertakes and a true feeling of relaxation and tranquility.

If I visit South Africa again, I will return and plan to stay over so I can absorb the truly magical setting.
Written 6 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Penny, Thank you so very much for the kind words and many compliments! It was a pleasure entertaining you at our beautiful Vondeling - we hope you will visit again soon. Kind regards, Mariaan Harris Vondeling Tasting Room & Functions Manager
Written 10 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yolande K
Wellington, South Africa414 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
We had our wedding at Vondeling Wines. The staff was very accommodating with all my requests and was always friendly. The venue is simply stunning and the chapel just perfect. Because it is winter it was important for me to keep everyone warm and there is a fireplace in the tasting room. What more can you ask for. The naked wooden room and rustic feel went perfect with the vision I had for our wedding. The guests loved it and we had a blast. Thank you for Vondeling that made our day extra special.
Written 14 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David M
Cambridge, UK2 056 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
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 the tasting, and bought some of most of them, to take to our house in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.

I should add that we weren't impressed with the town of Paarl itself - maybe we didn't see it at its best, but felt that it wasn't worth a visit.
Written 8 April 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
Written 10 April 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MargaretB13
Carshalton, UK116 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
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 enhancing the roast sirloin to perfection.
Fabulous place, super friendly and knowledgeable staff can't wait to return next year .
Written 21 March 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robyn W
Cape Town Central, South Africa378 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
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 species!
The hospitality is warm, the wines are delicious and unusual. We were served an excellent meal by very professional staff.
Worth a visit!
Written 3 March 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

William George R
4 contributions
Oct 2016 • Business
Beautiful setting and very friendly staff. Opened for special occasion.

Lovely open spaces and entertainment for children. Food was excellent with the wine.
Written 23 October 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 18
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing