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72 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 1072 votes, average: 6.85 out of 10

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Reviewed by Frikkie Nel - 17 June 2014 at 13:42
Casual Winefly - 37 farms visited and 37 reviewed.

I like the old unique touch. The 2009 Cab Sauv was the only good wine.

 
 
Reviewed by Richard Downing - 8 October 2012 at 14:58
Casual Winefly - 16 farms visited and 12 reviewed.

Like the addition of a sparkling wine – well done

 
 
Reviewed by Vernon Versfeld - 2 May 2011 at 20:37
Firefly - 208 farms visited and 35 reviewed.

A unique tasting room, full of memorabilia photo’s of previous owners although this farm has been in the same family for several generations. Unfortunately we arrived together with several other groups resulting in a full house and because of this, we lost the attention of our hostess. It was great however to pick conversations with other tasters, all of whom we did not know. Clearly a favoured hobby among many! I was disappointed in the Barbera, a cultivar from Piedmont in the NW of Italy but really enjoyed their Shiraz and Cab Sauv. The winery has a restaurant which looks very appealing. If you want to have lunch here, make sure that you book ahead.

 
 
Reviewed by Christine Andrews - 9 April 2011 at 09:13
Discoverer Winefly - 48 farms visited and 49 reviewed.

I like this winery because it doesn’t have the most fantastic appearance, but when you get inside, the experience is great. I like the factit’s old and has it’s own unique touch.
The wine was nice here, and the lady serving us was very informative and friendly. I liked the Methode Cap Classique and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. I think this winery is a hidden gem.
Be sure to check out my review on this winery and many others on http://westerncapewineries.blogspot.com.

 
 
Reviewed by Leilani Sell - 8 April 2011 at 11:38
Casual Winefly - 13 farms visited and 16 reviewed.

Very old school, which I actually like. I find the wines interesting to taste, not the same old boring stuff. But I don’t think the presenter said more than “this is our ……” and poured the wine.

 
 
Reviewed by Daniël Maree - 18 March 2011 at 14:35
Casual Winefly - 31 farms visited and 30 reviewed.

Pretty average across the board, the Italian style red was interesting though.

 
 
Reviewed by Robyn Saul - 28 December 2010 at 15:37
Casual Winefly - 42 farms visited and 15 reviewed.

Altydgedacht have a nice range of wines to taste and a few unusual offerings – although the tasting room could do with an expansion, or an upgrade.

On a warm day I have to confess that I was enjoying the cooler offerings of the Cab Franc Rose and their light bodied Gamay Noir – both representing excellent value for money. I’d advise taking a visit in slightly more temperate weather, though, as the reds were a little hard to appreciate in the heat.

 
 
Reviewed by Danny Stephens - 9 December 2010 at 10:04
Casual Winefly - 6 farms visited and 6 reviewed.

Erm…. it was 33 degrees outside, and not too far off that inside. Quite why the staff then felt the need to keep the whites and rose out of the fridge on a near-permanent basis is beyond me, but there was no danger of tasting anything other than cough medicine at that temperature – a shame, as somewhere under it all, the rose seemed like it might have something to offer. The reds were too warm too and the explanation was far more a sales pitch cast in a particular direction than any form of tangible knowledge or idea of how to taste. Yes the barbera is rare here, but no, that does not mean I am going to think it is earth-shattering (especially not when it feels like it’s been stored in a sauna). If the wines are good – popular opinion points in that direction – it’s probably time the winery got a bit of facility and informed service to back them up. On the basis of this visit, I’m unlikely to see their wines without an involuntary shudder in the future.

 
 
Reviewed by Damien Mocke - 1 December 2010 at 15:53
Casual Winefly - 32 farms visited and 11 reviewed.

Sunday lunch, sun shining, two food platters and a good few bottles of Rosé… bliss!

 
 
Reviewed by Cara Lewis - 18 October 2010 at 16:04
Discoverer Winefly - 59 farms visited and 16 reviewed.

Amazing Pinotage and the best food platter I had in ages, will definitely return!

 
 
Reviewed by Kyle Smith - 10 October 2010 at 17:49
Casual Winefly - 22 farms visited and 19 reviewed.

Excellent setting down a dusty road through a mini forest to the picturesque venue. Although I never tasted the wines I had a Shiraz with my meal at the brilliant restaurant, superb food at reasonable prices. A must try for a little wine and dine in the sun.

 
 
Reviewed by Douglas Swanson - 10 October 2010 at 07:18
Master Winefly - 303 farms visited and 67 reviewed.

Popped in again to check out the latest vintages, met Mrs Parker who told us the whole history of the old farm. They could teach the tasting room staff more about their wines and wines in general, otherwaise a nice tasting. Barbera is still a great wine here.

 
 
Reviewed by Les Calderwood - 24 August 2010 at 17:31
Casual Winefly - 22 farms visited and 15 reviewed.

Actually this lovely wine farm is walking distance from me :-) So I want everyone to know I am not making any comments based on Local knowledge or favour,I am an Irishman afterall:-)
So you drive in through the real orange dirt track “Real Farm” entrance, the trees hiding glimpses of the stunning backdrop off the Drakensteins from Van Riebeeckshof or the Ridge road . Truly breathtaking scenery.
A very knowledgeable and friendly Marilyn escorted me through the wines on offer and she is good at her job ! The room has a laid back feel with a few old photos of the historical nature of the area. I like the little Durbanville Booklet. Nice touch that
The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is a Crisp wine with fruity & pepper nose ..slight effervescence which I like ,great value at 50 rand a bottle.
The 2005 Barbara has the Italian feel which you either love or dislike.. Depends on your food I suppose ,well balanced and is a good representation of this style.
My favourite is the 2009 Pinotage which has a good smooth texture ,plum flavours and a touch of wood.. all in all a very acceptable Gargle with my Roast Duck for 75 rand a bottle :-)
Conclusion : very good value for money quality wine ,a little restaurant to boot and fabulous local scenery .Here are a few photos : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=28776&l=9db92d1fe2&id=1821453548

 
 
Reviewed by Jacques Weidemann - 20 July 2010 at 17:16
Firefly - 196 farms visited and 146 reviewed.

The unpretentious of this historical estate in the Durbanville region adds to the appeal. The range of wines are not typical, interesting varietals like Gewurztraminer, Barbera and a Riesling Gewurtz blend, all very well priced. Also the cellar where the legendary George Spies Cabs were made so how can you mot visit this piece of Cape wine history? Winemaker Etienne Louw also produced a Gamay Noir this year which I will go and taste soon, seeing that this is one of two in our country (that I know of)

 
 
Reviewed by Maggie Mostert - 16 May 2010 at 21:53
Firefly - 222 farms visited and 197 reviewed.

Loved the Barbera. Had a knowledgeable tasting room assistant who could tell us about the history of the farm – very interesting indeed.

 
 
Reviewed by Jan Langenhoven - 16 May 2010 at 18:09
Super Winefly - 261 farms visited and 200 reviewed.

Making very good wine now , nice tasting room.

 
 
Reviewed by Amorie Loots - 7 April 2010 at 10:18
Casual Winefly - 18 farms visited and 18 reviewed.

Experienced the tasting room cold and without personality. Maybe the miming tasting assistant contributed to our not to be repeated wine tasting. Have you ever had a wine tasting without a word being said, even we kept quite.

 
 
Reviewed by Benjamin Foster - 30 December 2009 at 16:26
Discoverer Winefly - 64 farms visited and 29 reviewed.

I was recommended to visit by Jo and Carol at Derwent House Hotel in Cape Town (Excellent in every aspect by the way). Interesting and some extremely good wines were on show. Extremely good value across the range and I would say all the wines were better than acceptable in quality.
The best wines are the 2009 Sauvignon and Gewurztraminer, with the Merlot, the Shiraz and the Barbera standing out amongst the reds. Friendly welcome.

 
 
Reviewed by Neil Bent - 2 September 2009 at 15:10
Explorer Winefly - 101 farms visited and 43 reviewed.

I enjoyed the trip to Altydgedacht. The wines were nice and the service was great. We got to taste some wines directly out of the tanks and vats (unfiltered), which is always very interesting. The gewurztraminer was great. The prices of wines are also reasonable… good wines at affordable prices.

 
 
Reviewed by Malcolm Applewhite - 9 July 2009 at 15:51
Discoverer Winefly - 86 farms visited and 24 reviewed.

Wines are very reasonable. Don’t be fooled by the good pricing of their wines! Some wines are very good but others are a little dissapointing too! A must see when in the Durbanville wine valley though!
Enjoy……….

 
 
Reviewed by Andrew Chigorimbo - 17 May 2009 at 12:44
Secret Winefly - 380 farms visited and 304 reviewed.

Fantastic pricing of wines very small and intimate cellar and great to taste wines that are not the usual like barbera

 
 
Reviewed by Nelia Potgieter - 5 May 2009 at 11:05
Novice Winefly - 0 farms visited and 1 reviewed.

My parents never leave Cape Town without a visit to my mom’s favourite wine farm…. Being from Gauteng she loves “sweeter” wine (I know, shock, horror), and Altydgedacht has the perfect one for her… Unfortunately I forget the name now…. But my poor dad normally has to transport it by the box load back to Jozi!

 
 
Reviewed by Madame de Wyn - 25 April 2009 at 15:49
Secret Winefly - 369 farms visited and 468 reviewed.

One thing that I can definitely say about Altydgedacht is that their wine prices are the cheapest on the Durbanville wine route.They have a big variety to choose from and they even have some fresh veggies for sale. The tasting room was small and had a natural feel to it. Our host was friendly and informative and made our tasting fun and interesting. It’s not commercial at all and a nice one to visit if you want to get away from the overfull neighbouring Estates.

 
 
Reviewed by Madame De Wyn - 21 January 2009 at 18:07
Secret Winefly - 369 farms visited and 468 reviewed.

Apparently a perfect place for kiddies birthday parties!

 
 
Reviewed by Karlin - 15 January 2009 at 12:45
Casual Winefly - 0 farms visited and 288 reviewed.

One of my all time favourites on the route! Great service in the tasting room and fabulous wine especially the Barbera!!!!

 
 
Reviewed by Madame De Wyn - 8 January 2009 at 17:10
Secret Winefly - 369 farms visited and 468 reviewed.

Good and affordable wine. Worth a visit.

 
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