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Stony Brook Vineyards

Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2182
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Without equal in Franschoek

We have so many positive memories over the years of Stony Brook, and they continue to impress... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
459marcelh
My favourite winery in Franschhoek

This is by far my favourite winery in Franschhoek. You need to make an appointment, but I've always... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
lisasplaces
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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We are a small, family-run winery in the Franschhoek Winelands. We focus on producing small volumes of premium quality wines mainly for export to Europe.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“the owner” (12 reviews)
“arrival home” (2 reviews)
“family dog” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2182
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have so many positive memories over the years of Stony Brook, and they continue to impress. Wines are delectable, but what really makes it is the beautiful scenery and Joy's down-to-earth, exceptionally authentic hosting. A wine tasting is never just a wine tasting at...More

Thank 459marcelh
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the wonderful words. We're so glad that the passion we put in to the wines is being appreciated!

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This is by far my favourite winery in Franschhoek. You need to make an appointment, but I've always just asked my accommodation to call in the morning and it's never been an issue. Joy does a very good, informative tasting. All the wines are good...More

Thank lisasplaces
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much. We're really glad that you keep coming back!

Reviewed 1 March 2017

we have been buying wine from Joy at Stony Brook for many years and the wines are always very interesting and seem to cater for every taste, which is fairly unusual and certainly makes going there for a wine tasting worthwhile! I had no idea...More

Thank WilliamWiltshire
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited Stony Brook after having a bottle of their "The Max" wine at Ryan's Kitchen in Franschhoek. We actually e-mailed Stony Brook while we were finishing our dinner to see if we could visit their farm. Joy, the owner, wrote back the next morning...More

1  Thank snowbunny16
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful words. I'm so glad you sought us out and managed to sneak in a tasting! Thank you also for the great photos - they are beautiful.

Reviewed 24 February 2017

This was our second visit to Stony Brook Vineyards and once again we loved it. Superb wines at great value for money. I would recommend that everyone who visits the valley should visit SBV and taste their wines in a friendly authentic family run vineyard...More

Thank Malcolm H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop on a wine cycle tour to Stony Bridge. Joy ( co owner and host ) was very hospitable and candid about their enterprise. This provided a glimpse into how tricky it can be being a wine maker in SA balancing...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We ignored our guidebook advice and turned up unannounced at Stony Brook and were met by the owner (Joy?) who immediately offered us a wine tasting. It was great to have a personalised service, to be able to ask questions and to sample the wine...More

1  Thank BijouAmanda
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Thanks for the kind words! While it's normally a good idea to book a tasting, we will always accommodate as far as possible. I'm really glad you enjoyed your time at Stony Brook!

Reviewed 19 January 2017

This winery was recommended by our Guest House (Maison Chablis) as a smaller, family run maker with interesting quality wines. Turned out to be a great recommendation. Nice venue, a little bit out of the way with a nice tasting area under some shady trees...More

Thank Polychrest
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Hi Polychrest. Thanks so much for visiting our farm. It's always great to hear that people are being referred to us - word-of-mouth is, in our opinion, the best form of marketing! I couldn't agree more about the Camissa - definitely a wine that has...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice experience. Call ahead to book an appointment. The owners personal touch very evident in all wines tasted. Great value for quality of wines. "The Max" was exquisite. If you appreciate a good wine you must visit!

Thank Yiannva
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Hi Yiannva! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the wines and your experience. Thanks for the kind words!

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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited this winery with our tour guide and it was a very nice experience, especially due to the two sweet dogs and the friendly owner giving it a very private and intimate feel. Perfectly organized with the shipping partner in Belgium!

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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Hi there. Thanks for visiting us and for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and, yes, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our wines all over Europe!

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martinvanstiphout
Good afternoon, we also visit Stony Brook and we heared that they have a storage point in Belgium. The winery and the wines are lovely. Were can we find the wines in Belgium? Thanks, Warm regards, Martin
6 September 2016|
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Response from packyderm | Reviewed this property |
I think the storage point is used for shipping their orders through Europe. This is why their shipping is more reasonable than others. I am sure if you e mail Joy at Stoney brook she will be able to tell you where you can... More
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