Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery


With a history dating back to the arrival of Dutch immigrant Jan van Ryn to the Cape in 1845, Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery in Stellenbosch is well worth a visit - brandy enthusiast or not.

The Stellenbosch distillery was built in 1905, and the original building remains. The stone in its walls are from the nearby Eerste River, and the river further plays a role as it runs beneath the cellar making for perfectly cool storage conditions.

Visitors to Van Ryn’s can take a tour of the distillery and cellar as well as enjoying brandy tastings and a selection of brandy pairing experiences, including the popular Brandy, Coffee & Chocolate pairing.

The distillery is open Monday – Friday from 08h00 – 17h00, and on Saturday’s from 09h00 – 14h00. Open on Sundays in season only. Tours are at set hours starting at 10h00. For further information, please visit, or telephone +27 21 881 3875.

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