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Wine tasting with a personal touch

What a great experience where one of the owners makes you feel right at home. I have never... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Brilliant fun an different tasting experience

We were very lucky to turn up and get into a Saturday morning tasting. You need to book, and you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great experience where one of the owners makes you feel right at home. I have never experienced something so intimate arhat has a great focus on customer experience more then pushing volumes. The wine and music pairing was really awesome

Thank Thendo23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very lucky to turn up and get into a Saturday morning tasting. You need to book, and you should because this was one of the best wine tasting experiences we've every had anywhere in the world. Kevin Swart leads the tasting. You do...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped off here for some beers prior to eating. This is one of the places to be seen in Franschhoek. Decent beer and good service.

Thank maddiePortsmouth
Reviewed 6 February 2018

What more could you ask for? If you're looking for a dry discussion of the merits of different terroirs, move on down the street. Kevin is a one-off ex-stockbroker, relatively new to the wine business but his tastings are fascinating and funny. The Pinotage is...More

Thank CGALondon_England
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Having visited numerous cellar doors across SA, Aus, and Europe and I can safely say the tasting with Kevin at Black Elephant Vintners was by far the most fun and engaging. Pairing their delicious wines with music really added a different angle - sounds gimmicky...More

Thank Lizzy U
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Only by Appointment.................. REALLY! Waste of time. You won't see me again. Specify if you think you are so important to only to bookings.More

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Kevin S, Owner at Black Elephant Vintners & Co, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hi Michelle Thanks for taking the time send us your comments. Tastings are conducted on the farm which is also our home and such makes it difficult to be open to the public, hence the By Appointment Only option. WAs we realise this may not...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you only go to one vineyard this is the one. If you get fatigued by multiple wine tastings this is the one you will remember. Kevin has done something amazing at Black Elephant, great wine and great marketing add up to 3 here. I'm...More

1  Thank Will G
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We by chance stumbled upon Elephant Vinters by asking a bed and breakfast owner about the best MCC's to try in town. If you are looking for a unique wine tasting experience, and would like to try new wines that you do not see often,...More

1  Thank 701antheab
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Black Elephant wine tasting paired with some delightful food blew our minds! Expertly presented by Lana at the locality directly adjacent to Ryan's Kitchen in Franschhoek was the highlight of our trip. After several wine tastings over the previous days this occasion was out...More

2  Thank Frankgeo
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful during our visit. Estate is beautiful. Reservations are a must, so plan ahead.

Thank Randy N
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