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  1. Profile photo of Ann-Marie Breen

    I did the full tasting for R70 – 6 wines. The tasting amounts were pretty generous so if you consider that for R70 you would get a decent size glass of very good wine, then it wasn’t bad. All the wines were extremely delcious, all too young for drinking now but not costed for the local pocket.

  2. Profile photo of Damien Mocke

    “A farm rich in heritage” was the explanation we were given for why their adequate Syrah costs some R850. Rather hard to swallow when just 5 minutes up the road one can sample the most splendid Shiraz for less than half that.

  3. Profile photo of Martin van Oordt

    Congratulations on your recent dominance at the Eat out Awards!! Well deserved … you’ve worked your cork screws off
    Oh, and also the GWC Wine Tourism Restaurants Award.
    Hope you have enough space for all that crystal, wood and whatever the awards are made of. *clink*

  4. Profile photo of Hennie Coetzee

    Revisited on Saturday. Tasting staff well groomed and professional. Happy that you can taste 1694 as I cannot justify ever buying a single bottle of wine for R1200. Expected a little more of the wines. THere’s been a clear stylistic change since Louis Strydom left. Hope they go back to the serious old world style wines that they built their name on.

    Look out for Aqua the dirty Golden Retriever – he’s a darling.

  5. Profile photo of Maggie Mostert

    Very professional tasting – staff well informed and friendly. Love the tasting facilities and the relaxed outside tasting with the estate dogs. Slightly disappointed in the wines – expected far more based on previous purchases. Like the fact that (for a little extra) you can actually taste the 1694.

  6. Profile photo of Eddie Maluleke

    Stunning wine farm and even better wines, pricey wines but the shiraz the cab savignon that we walked away with were well worth it. Fabulous that we also got the taste the expensive wine at R1200 a pop!

  7. Profile photo of Mark Pryce

    Excellent farm with well infomed hosts. Excellent wines although slightly pricey. Fantastic that they give you the option of tasting the super expensive ones.

  8. Profile photo of Garreth Flynn

    This is the estate that motivated me to relocate from up north and follow my dream of creating fine wine. From my first experience at the Butcher Shop back in 2001 till now – it’s an estate that I admire.

  9. Profile photo of Marion Lille

    First off, let me make it clear that I absolutely LOVE this estate’s wines. Unfortunately the tasting experience at the cellar is not always what you might expect from such a prestigious estate.

    We once went as a large group and was seated at a big table in the cellar. The tasting room is well equipped to handle larger groups. Our tasting assistant was a very pleasant young man who displayed good wine knowledge. He did not simply repeat the tasting notes on the price list and readily answered all our questions.
    I was sufficiently impressed and recommended the farm to some visitors recently. I accompanied them for a tasting, which was utterly lacking. Our tasting assistant did not seem to know much about the wine apart from what was already printed in the tasting notes and she took far too long between pourings.
    So a very mixed experience then, but still worth the trip to taste their very special wines. The Estate at R300 a bottle was my favourite. I even preferred it over the 1694, which cost an eye-watering R1200 a bottle. Truly a very special wine, but outside most budgets. I settled on the 2004 Shiraz at R160 a bottle.

  10. Profile photo of Andrew Chigorimbo

    So after hearing a lot about this estate and wondering why their wine is so expensive, we decided to pop in and visit.
    We were slightly dissapointed by the cellar and tasting room. However the tasting staff were very organised and we got to taste the 1694 wow over R1000.

  11. Profile photo of Anel Grobler

    The one thing that I like about Rust en Vrede, is the fact that they cater for the rich and the not so rich people. You can purchase a really nice wine from about R120, and an even better one for R300. If you are loaded, you can invest in the 2006 Rust en Vrede 1694 for only R1200. I know…..super expensive, but super smooth! They also have different tasting fees for different wallets.

    Stephan van der Westuizen was friendly and well trained.

    The setting is breathtaking and if you listen closely you’ll hear the silence making a noise….. That is if you can block out the customers yacking about the amazing wine!

    Rust en Vrede is well worth a visit, even if it’s just to taste what R1200 taste like.