Vrede en Lust Winery
Vrede en Lust Winery
4.5
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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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Andrew
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
    A fabulous all round food, wine and stay experience
    We stayed overnight in a beautiful apartment overlooking the vineyards with huge windows offering an amazing view. The wine tasting experience was very special, set in a great ambiance with some amazing cheese and meat platters to enjoy with the wines. In the evening we dined in the on estate restaurant Savoye which offers incredible tapas … some of the best I’ve ever tasted outside Spain. The mushroom pastry is a must have… Overall a fabulous stay and we will be back
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2023
  • BreezinDelta
    Discovery Bay, California133 contributions
    Wonderful Restaurant & Bakery
    Delicious prawn/corn/avocado salad was delivered promptly and with great service. Wine recommendation of Ella was delicious and surrounding grounds were beautiful. The additional specialty of baked goods was great…purchased chocolate chip cookies & muffins for later.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 November 2023
  • daviddD2632SM
    Mold, United Kingdom47 contributions
    Lunch and wine tasting in beautiful surroundings
    Called here on the Wine Tram (Orange Line) on a beautiful day. Had coffee followed by lunch (lovely pasta in ragu sauce) and then decided to stay for a wine tasting when we saw the terrace overlooking the winery with the mountains as a backdrop. Stunning. The wine wasn’t bad either!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 November 2023
  • TheBurgers
    Brookmans Park, United Kingdom688 contributions
    Fabulous views from the patio
    Visited whilst on the Wine Tram and tried their Black Label Tasting. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed some fabulous views across the valley. There were 5 wines to taste and we really enjoyed the Shiraz and the Erasmus - the tasting cost R120 per person and we were well looked after by Jade - there was no pressure to buy any wines. A nice tasting and worth a visit if you eat at the Lust Bakery which we would strongly recommend.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 December 2023
  • BillLemons
    London, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Great Staff, Astonishing View
    We came here as part of the wine tram tour and it was our favourite stop. We did the Black Label tasting while looking out at the incredible view of the valley. Our host Noxi was brilliant at walking us through the wines and helping us to understand the flavours and nuances. I am no wine expert and it was great to have such a pro to help us out! Came away very happy (and a bit tipsy) :)
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 January 2024
  • Elle K
    75 contributions
    Warm welcoming, first class service, rooms period style and beautiful, very relaxing.
    We were there for a family wedding and stayed in the beautiful old homestead wow it is magnificent, then a quiet stroll across the green grass to the pool, bar and eating area. The service was first class, food we chose to eat was good. Service was efficient, just a lovely setting to wander around soak in the scenery.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 January 2024
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Elle K
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand75 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
We were there for a family wedding and stayed in the beautiful old homestead wow it is magnificent, then a quiet stroll across the green grass to the pool, bar and eating area. The service was first class, food we chose to eat was good. Service was efficient, just a lovely setting to wander around soak in the scenery.
Written 30 January 2024
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BillLemons
London, UK7 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We came here as part of the wine tram tour and it was our favourite stop. We did the Black Label tasting while looking out at the incredible view of the valley. Our host Noxi was brilliant at walking us through the wines and helping us to understand the flavours and nuances. I am no wine expert and it was great to have such a pro to help us out! Came away very happy (and a bit tipsy) :)
Written 19 January 2024
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ROSLYN KENNY
Johannesburg, South Africa11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Tasted wine on the Vrede En Lust wine estate and enjoyed a light lunch at their restaurant as well.
Written 19 December 2023
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TheBurgers
Brookmans Park, UK688 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Visited whilst on the Wine Tram and tried their Black Label Tasting. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed some fabulous views across the valley.

There were 5 wines to taste and we really enjoyed the Shiraz and the Erasmus - the tasting cost R120 per person and we were well looked after by Jade - there was no pressure to buy any wines.

A nice tasting and worth a visit if you eat at the Lust Bakery which we would strongly recommend.

Written 16 December 2023
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daviddD2632SM
Mold, UK47 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Called here on the Wine Tram (Orange Line) on a beautiful day. Had coffee followed by lunch (lovely pasta in ragu sauce) and then decided to stay for a wine tasting when we saw the terrace overlooking the winery with the mountains as a backdrop. Stunning. The wine wasn’t bad either!
Written 22 November 2023
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BreezinDelta
Discovery Bay, CA133 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Delicious prawn/corn/avocado salad was delivered promptly and with great service. Wine recommendation of Ella was delicious and surrounding grounds were beautiful. The additional specialty of baked goods was great…purchased chocolate chip cookies & muffins for later.
Written 9 November 2023
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Susanne
4 contributions
Apr 2023
We were very much looking forward to easter lunch at Savoye and came especially from Camps Bay.

When we arrived, we were offered a table inside, even though we pre-booked a table on the patio 1 month ahead. When we told the waitress, she wanted to give us a very basic (shabby) wooden table at the side of the restaurant overlooking a parking without view. We weren't asked for drinks and weren't offered any bread and butter.

The guests on the table in front of us had kids permanently jumping into the pool and then walking past our table soaking wet to the bar to order drinks. The starter we liked (prawns) was already sold out. This should not happen if you offer a easter lunch costing 450 p.p.

I ended up eating a caprese salad, which tasted dull. The only other option was pork, what I don't eat. Our daughter (11) ordered a home made kids pizza without cheese and pineapple, only ham and she got what looked like two store-bought kiddies pizza breads, cheese removed and added ketchup/tomato sauce. We also had to pay extra for the fries, which were on the kiddies menu.

One fork was bent, one spoon very dirty, the second glass of white wine came in a red wine glass.

The mains (tuna) were loaded with food, the taste was ok but nothing special. We didn't even want to finish it. My husband had a eye lash on the starter and a hair on the main dish. Disgusting! Absolutely not, what we expected from pictures and beautiful words on the website.

The only positive thing were the male waiters. They were very friendly.

I have been to many restaurants in the Winelands but never was I as disappointed as I am from Savoye. Definitely room for improvement here.
Written 10 April 2023
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Andrew
Dubai, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We stayed overnight in a beautiful apartment overlooking the vineyards with huge windows offering an amazing view.
The wine tasting experience was very special, set in a great ambiance with some amazing cheese and meat platters to enjoy with the wines.
In the evening we dined in the on estate restaurant Savoye which offers incredible tapas … some of the best I’ve ever tasted outside Spain. The mushroom pastry is a must have… Overall a fabulous stay and we will be back
Written 7 March 2023
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Sami C
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
Experienced a magical wedding at Vrede en Lust. The staff and hospitality were so friendly. Made us feel right at home. Highly recommend this place for day visiting or long vacation or celebrations.
Written 2 November 2022
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HighstandardNats
Melbourne, Australia119 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We did the wine tasting off the Frranschoek wine tram. We were slightly disappointed at the vrede en lust stop. Was very knowledgeable but very slow for off peak season. But listening to the other taster descriptions and explanations it is clear it’s not rehearsed and some people skim over important aspects of the wine.

We booked lunch on site and arrived with enough time for both tasting and lunch. But due to slow staff at the tasting we were unable to enjoy our experience.
Written 12 June 2022
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