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DV Artisan Chocolate

Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 0854
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Chocolate tasting

For a region where "tasting" is the thing, the chocolate tasting is a nice break from the wine and... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
jessicakO3221XV
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Great chocolate

When you arive you have 2 options to choose from you can do the historical chocolate option or do... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Fuad D
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DV Artisan Chocolate is a 'Bean to Bar' micro batch chocolate producer. Situated in an historic Cape Dutch manor house in the Cape winelands, DV offers visitors the opportunity to taste their 70 percent cacao single origin dark chocolate from various growing areas around the world and learn more about their unique process, with views from the tasting room into the factory. With no added flavourings, vegetable fats or emulsifiers, it is a remarkably pure product in which the flavours of the cacao shine through.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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+27 21 863 0854
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

For a region where "tasting" is the thing, the chocolate tasting is a nice break from the wine and beer tastings. Its a lot of fun and an original idea. We ended up buying the more unusual chocolates we tasted. Would definitely recommend if you...More

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CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Yes, a refreshing alternative to wine tasting! We are delighted that you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

When you arive you have 2 options to choose from you can do the historical chocolate option or do the chocolate tasting option. The former is more expensive that the latter. If you just want to buy chocolates then you can visit the shop and...More

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CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to post your comments, and thank you very much for visiting.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

what an nice "sweet" experience trying all the different chocolate unable to choose what to buy and what not

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CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

We are delighted that you had a "sweet" experience! Thank you for posting your review.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

A must visit if you love chocolate. A number of different chocolate styles and taste experiences on offer, with more for sale at reasonable prices. My only complaint was parents allowing their young kids to run around shouting while one makes your way around sampling...More

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CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thank you for reviewing your visit and glad that you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Really great chocolate tasting experince. Enjoyed learning about the process and tastung chocolate grown in different region. Would definitely reccommend it!

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CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

We aim to make our chocolate tasting enjoyable and informative at the same time. It's really great to hear that you had a memorable experience.

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Reviewed 6 May 2017

The chocolate tasting is a very impersonal walk around, read the card taste the chocolate and that’s it. Like nothing, really. You pay to taste ten or so chocolates and that’s it? Well no, that’s not it. Unfortunately the plates of chocolate are exposed and...More

Thank TonyBosman
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CornelldeVilliers, Owner at DV Artisan Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review. It is certainly not our intention for this to be an impersonal tasting and we encourage our tasting hosts to engage with our guests as far as possible, answering any questions and sharing information about our products,...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

As you walk through the doors the aromas of chocolate, intrigue your senses. There were chocolates everywhere, and I loved it. Not only can you purchase these yummy goodies at their store, but they also offer two different chocolate tastings, a Single Origin tasting as...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

#darkchocolate #dvthinz #coffeeshots #tastings what more can anyone ask for! Loved it.. affordable, variety.. Did the shop in Franschhoek too, lovely experience.. had sorbet and ice-cream tasting and off course CHOCOLATE!

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A well presented and run facility, it was very interesting to find out the history and all the facts about my favorite food.

Thank Darren P
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great chocolate, great food, great wine, great view, nice people! We ended up there because of a rainy day at Cape Town and it was a wonderful drive. It´s a kind of "all in one" place.

Thank Ana B
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