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Van Loveren Family Cellar

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R317 Road | Between Robertson & Bonnievale, Robertson 6707, South Africa
+27 23 615 1505
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Disappointing

We turned up, paid for our tasting, were presented with 5 glasses of wine. No tasting notes, no... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
ellie2m
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Cape Town, South Africa
Christina's Restaurant worth trying

We had been struggling to fine a winery that does food as well as wine tastings on a Monday. Van... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Elton_Bear
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Hertfordshire, England
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Add a wine experience to your Garden Route / Route 62 Itinerary! Situated on the popular Route 62, South Africa's largest family owned winery boasts a pallet of superb experiences: Wine Tasting, Food & Wine pairings, Hiking, Garden Tour, Mountain Biking/ bike rental, Bird Watching, Bistro (lunch). You're welcome 7 days a week!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“wine pairing” (14 reviews)
“juice” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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R317 Road | Between Robertson & Bonnievale, Robertson 6707, South Africa
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+27 23 615 1505
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"wine pairing"
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"amazing food"
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"lovely wine"
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We turned up, paid for our tasting, were presented with 5 glasses of wine. No tasting notes, no interaction from the staff. Might as well gone to the local supermarket and picked bottles at random If you want to stop and have some wine in...More

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. We also strive to better our service delivery and I can assure you this is not how our tasting room personnel is trained. This will be addressed immediately. We hope to see you again soon...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had been struggling to fine a winery that does food as well as wine tastings on a Monday. Van Loveren offers Christina's Restaurant that does! Set in a lush semi tropical garden location, it served its purpose well. A simple menu with wine by...More

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. We will surely convey this to the chef and staff. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is one if the larger winery tasting rooms we visited in the area and was very busy with two coach tours when we arrived. Good choice of tasting options of their various wines combined with cheese, chocolate etc. Knowledgeable staff even though they were...More

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for you feedback! We hope to see you again soon, perhaps then it would be more relaxed.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We visited with friends who had little children. We felt rather anxious with the tractor driving up and down next to the bistro. There is no barrier between pathways through garden and tractor. Don’t think we will visit again with small children.More

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Good day, thank you for your review. We are a family-friendly establishment and want to make it safe and secure for all ages and will consider securing the area. During harvest time the traffic is abnormally heavier but our personnel are aware and considerate of...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We did the sparkling wine tasting, which was cool and then headed out to do the garden tour - impossible to find the trees without some guidance- pamphlet is not enough.

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Good day, thank you for the positive rating. We have tried to improve the map and photos as best as we can but I will try to advance this on the next printing. Please do not hesitate to ask our friendly staff for assistance.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Popped in to stock up on wine & champagne for the festive season & had a lovely breakfast. Smoked salmon bagel and muffin with seriously good coffee. Such a relaxed atmosphere under the pergola & our fur child was also welcom. Great service & good.

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you, Sandy for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Excellent menu. Lovely restaurant with very attentive staff. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Would recommend this place to other travellers.

Thank Luuk1
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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Thank you very much for the positive review. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The restaurant at van Loveren is set in a beautiful wooded area and is surrounded by mist sprays. Just what you need when the temperature outside is 42 degrees. All three had salads which were excellent. The service was good as was the value. Would...More

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for the great review! See you again soon.

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This must have been my worst experience from Van Loveren. As we got out the car we were approached by a very aggressive dog ( Labrador Retriever). the sad part is we were with kids they were terrified. It kept on barking and none of...More

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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Dear Jacqui, sorry for the inconvenience caused and the matter in which it was handled. Please be assure that this is not the attitude we encourage from our staff. We do allow dogs on our premises but kept on a leash. The Labrador normally roams...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We had a good experience. Casual environment and good for families with children. It was a very hot day and the tasting area was well cooled.

Thank MariusRoux
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Grethe d, Manager at Van Loveren Family Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again soon.

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