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Stony Brook Vineyards

Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2182
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Excellent wines! Personal touch to the tastings

Really wonderful experience with the owner personally giving the wine tastings! Exceptional good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shawn G
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Better than most

While every winery and winemaker will tell you that they offer excellent wines, we know this not to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tokyo-Thompson
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We are a small, family-run winery in the Franschhoek Winelands. We focus on producing small volumes of premium quality wines mainly for export to Europe.
  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2182
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really wonderful experience with the owner personally giving the wine tastings! Exceptional good wines that are well priced. Highly recommended

Thank Shawn G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While every winery and winemaker will tell you that they offer excellent wines, we know this not to be true. Stony Brook are more interested in making good quality wines in low volume rather than being a mass producer. They use an interesting variety of...More

Thank Tokyo-Thompson
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Joy, part owner did the wine tasting with us and she was as her name suggests a Joy. I took the time to read the negative comment on trip advisor and I had some thoughts regarding my experience and the experience described by the negative...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Our local guide took us to this gem. Joy was kind and gracious and not only walked us through the tastings, but she also shared the story of the family winemaking journey, weaving together the tastes of the wines with the character of the people...More

Thank Jeremy J
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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here! Thanks for the lovely words. Sadly, Max passed shortly after your visit, but the wine lives on!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Can't compliment Joy too much over what she has done here with her husband, son and daughter. This is a very special place which we come to buy our wine from every year and also have wine shipped back to the UK for the rest...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was our third visit to Stony Brook and I hope it won’t be our last! We have visited many wineries in the Franschhoek area but this is the one we can’t wait to come back to. The wines, of course, are just stunning but...More

Thank Kay T
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We emailed for an appointment. You do not need an appointment. Nice outdoor seating in the shade. Great service. We liked all their wines and they are very reasonable. This is a must stop at winery.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Joy was lovely as she took us through some of the fantastic wines they produce, and we met her son the winemaker too. Both the wine and vineyard were a great discovery. It's not a big commercial Stellenbosch vineyard, it's a small family run vineyard...More

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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

It was great to meet you - I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the wines and the experience! We've always prided ourselves on having wines that out-perform their prices, so it's great to have vindication on that front. Looking forward to seeing you at the...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

A bitterly disappointing wine tasting that left us amazed how previous reviewers rated it so highly. We have done perhaps 20 wine tastings in and around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch but found little to recommend at Stony Brook. The tasting was extremely expensive by SA standards...More

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Craig M, Owner at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

I'm so sorry that you had such a poor experience at our farm! Yes, we do charge a R80 tasting fee, which will generally include between 6 and 9 wines depending on the day, which we feel is quite generous. The wines are all made...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

A very pleasant smaller-scale winery. Tastings are by reservation, so the numbers are limited to a few tables in the shade, looking out to the vines and the mountain. The wines they poured were all tasty, and you can wander around after. They don't ship...More

Thank Clairek K
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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thanks for the lovely review! Unfortunately we don't ship directly to the US, but we do have an agent operating out of Chicago - Blue Crane Imports. It might be worthwhile getting in touch with them if you are anywhere close to Illinois!

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martinvanstiphout
6 September 2016|
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Response from Craig M | Property representative |
Hi Martin Yes, we have a storage facility in Belgium, but best to order directly from us and we will have the wines shipped from the warehouse. Please email us for pricing!
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