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Vergenoegd Wine Estate

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Baden Powell Drive | Faure, Stellenbosch 7131, South Africa
+27 21 843 3248
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Vergenoegd Wine Estate is a Heritage site and one of the oldest wine estates on the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Easy access from the freeway and merely 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Indian Runner Ducks are used in our vineyards as a form of natural pest control, helping us to eliminate the use of conventional pest control methods. Our army of 1000 ducks parade in front of the Manor House on their way to and back from the vineyards and may be seen by guests on a daily basis. We also offer unique and personalized blending experience (coffee, olive oil, tea and wine) as well as breakfast, lunch and picnics. We host a weekly Family market, every Saturday live entertainment once a month, showcasing some of SA's best musical talent.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
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“duck tour” (9 reviews)
“hay bales” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Baden Powell Drive | Faure, Stellenbosch 7131, South Africa
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+27 21 843 3248
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely parade of 100s of ducks overlooking a dam. The wine wasn't very good in the wine tasting though and the place looks run down.More

Thank Anne W
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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Anne W Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate. We appreciate your comments but please remember that wine tasting is subject to your own palate and does not necessarily mean that the wines tasted are not good. We would however be happy to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good tasting. I recommend the Sauvignon and the merlot. And then the Duck parade... so much chaotic fun!! Nice estate, extremely well maintained.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi NVAVNT Thank you for visiting! We're happy that you enjoyed your Vergenoegd experience and hope to see you soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We would never have found this place if my mum hadn’t suggested she take me and my wife there but how glad we were that she did. It is a truly unique experience where you order a picnic basket containing bread, pate, meat, cheese etc...More

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi RosscoH1980 Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd! We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate your awesome rating and review of your visit! We hope to welcome you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Market itself is rather small with more eateries than goods for sale. You can also combine wine tasting with your visit. I absolutely loved the duck parade which was definitely a first for me. In all a lovely setting and worthy of a visit. 2...More

Thank Megan M
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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Megan M Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to welcome you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Awesome experience. Winemaster very professional and wine worth drinking. The duck parade is sooo cute and well worth a visit.

Thank M6784KZkarenv
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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Hi M6784KZkarenv Thank you for visiting, we're delighted that you enjoyed your experience and Vergenoegd and hope to see you soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Visited around Christmas, with a market in full flow. There was a very good selection of stalls and products for sale from reputable dealers. A pleasant environment to spend a few hours. Of course we watched the duck parade, which was all it was talked...More

Thank Matt C
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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Matt C Thank you for visiting Vergenoegd and sharing your experience! We loved reading your awesome review and are delighted that you enjoyed your day at our farm. We hope to see you back soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This wine estate uses Indian Runner Ducks to control pests in the vineyards - check the website for daily duck runs. Well worth a visit! Cape Town highlight.

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi nicolecostello Thank you for visiting! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our ducks and hope to see you soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

2nd visit to this market was primarily to view the famed runner duck parade.what a delight.check it out...too cute to describe. Sampled the pork belly rib, hot chips, spring rolls, mince pies, pizzas,koeksisters,mojitos and espresso from a variety of top notch stalls.delish!! Wash every morsel...More

Thank Adele P
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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Adele P Thank you for the wonderful review of your experience at Vergenoegd. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our farm and we hope to see you soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We stopped here solely for the duck parade and were very happy we did so. The runner ducks are so different from the ducks we see in the United States and seeing them run was comical and entertaining. Check the winery web site for the...More

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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hi NV_Travelers_77 Thank you for visiting! We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience at Vergenoegd! Hope to see you soon again! We appreciate your wonderful review and rating! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Called there just to see the duck parade and it was something really special. Make sure you are there in time though because they don't wait around. We only had drinks there as we were on our way to somewhere else for Sunday lunch but...More

Thank Ann C
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Vergenoegd, Manager at Vergenoegd Wine Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Ann C Thank you for visiting, we're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Vergenoegd and look forward to welcoming you back to our farm soon again! Kind Regards david@vergenoegd

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Shirley S
14 May 2017|
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Response from Vergenoegd | Property representative |
Hi Shirley The Duck parade times are as follows: Mon - Fri: 07:00, 12:30 & 15:30 Sat - Sun & public holidays: 10:00, 12:30 & 15:30 The Family Market at Vergenoegd runs every Saturday throughout the year from 9am... More
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Tracey W
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Byron Y
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Hi Byron Y No reservations required to see the duck parades or partake in a wine tasting! Enjoy!
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