De Toren Private Cellar

De Toren Private Cellar, Stellenbosch: Hours, Address, De Toren Private Cellar Reviews: 5/5

De Toren Private Cellar
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
De Toren Private Cellar is a boutique winery specialising in luxurious Bordeaux-style wines and is situated on the Polkadraai Hills, overlooking the picturesque Stellenbosch. De Toren, South Africa's first-ever gravity-fed cellar was also one of the first SA wineries to produce high quality Bordeaux-style wines.Wines which comprise of the classic 5 varietals of Bordeaux, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec & Petit Verdot. Renowned for meticulous attention to detail and the use of only the softest & gentlest processes. De Toren has been nominated twice for Wine Enthusiast's honourary title of'New World Winery of the Year"​. The range of world-class wines is a result of the labour of love, which have awarded the respective wines, the honorary titles of ‘South Africa’s Best Bordeaux Blends’ and ‘South Africa’s Most Luxurious Wines’. Exclusive De Toren tasting tours are complimentary and by appointment only.
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Worthing, UK688 contributions
What a fantastic tasting, book ahead.
Dec 2019 • Couples
We booked in advance and arrived slightly early, but had a wonderful welcome. The entire team we met were very friendly. The tasting is both personal and informative. We tried 3 of their wines in the private cellar and and Else-Marie was a superb host. Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Stellenbosch area.
Written 10 December 2019
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What a lovely write-up and superb review. This is very much appreciated by our entire winemaking team! We hope to see again soon. Best Regards, The De Toren Private Cellar Team
Written 7 January 2020
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Ken S
Singapore, Singapore939 contributions
Must visit vineyard on Stellenbosch
Jun 2019 • Couples
Top notch service. The tour was informative and they allowed to taste our wine at a leisurely place. The grounds were beautiful.

Icing in the cake was when the rear bumper in our car got a bit damaged in a bit of careless reversing on our part and the guys from the vineyard instantly gathered round to help us put it right again. We were so grateful! Thanks De Toren!
Written 19 June 2019
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What kind words, this is much appreciated by our winemaking team. It was our absolute pleasure to have hosted you for this exclusive tour and tasting. Hope to see again soon! Wishing you a lovely day ahead. Best Regards, The De Toren Private Cellar
Written 20 June 2019
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Stacy S
New York City, NY98 contributions
Awesome tour with free tastings!!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Make a reservation for this tour. It was a great tour, very informative! The wines and tasting room are wonderful.
Written 13 June 2019
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Dear Stacy, Thank you for these very kind words. It was lovely having you and we hope to see again soon! Wishing you a lovely day ahead. Best Regards, The De Toren Private Cellar
Written 18 June 2019
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DealZuerich
Zuerich5 contributions
Great hosts and wine
Nov 2017 • Friends
Had a wonderful tasting in the private cellar. From Fusion five to de Toren Z all just top quality and it only has been topped by the black lion a 100 Procent Shiraz. I only can recomand it.
Written 2 May 2018
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It truly was a great honour hosting you and we hope to see you again soon! All the best - Emil, Albie & the De Toren team.
Written 12 June 2018
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DavidLloyd60
Stone, UK42 contributions
It was a privilege to see how they produce their great wines
Jan 2018
We were told about this winery by friends in Joburg. The wine was hard to source so we decided to ring and arrange a private tour. What a delight to go there and see the love and care that went into every bottle. Also to appreciate and understand the technical expertise which was behind the growing, production and bottling of these superb wines. It goes without saying that the "tasting" was something special.
Written 24 February 2018
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Thank you for these kind words David. It was a true honour hosting you and we hope to see you again soon! All the best - Emil, Albie & the De Toren team.
Written 26 February 2018
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heleeng2014
Soest, The Netherlands325 contributions
Best winetasting by far!
Dec 2017 • Couples
We drank De Toren’s Fusion V in the Netherlands. Wonderful ‘three dimensional’ wine, bit heavy, but we love it. Looked at their YouTube-video’s to be a bit informed. Have set a date and got a warm welcome and excellent tour by Anja Bekker.
What a remarkable winemaker, full of passion!
Thank you, appreciate the time you gave us. Really look forward to order your wine in Holland
Written 15 January 2018
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I am so glad you appeciated the visit Heleen. Please enjoy our wines in The Netherlands. Emil.
Written 17 January 2018
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tinkr2
Alafaya, FL117 contributions
Private Tour with the owner
Sep 2017 • Couples
We left Cape Town a day early bc this is my husbands favorite wine and they do not take weekend appointments. Imagine our delight that when we arrived, the very nice receptionist told us that the owner Emile would be giving us our tour. A nice lady from Jo Burg popped in and we invited her to join our tour. we also had the vineyard manager with us.
Emile was so interesting and has such a passion for his wines. We learned so much about the soil and all the special ways they treat their grapes. It was no wonder it is our favorite, the care that goes into these wines. It was such a unique tour and tasting and we left with a lot of great wine and fantastic memories. Thank you so much Emile for the lovely tour . De Toren will forever be our favorite. I can't wait to give my husband the key to the Book XVII.
Written 7 October 2017
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What kind words! It was my absolute pleasure and do let us know once he has the privilege of getting the key! Our best, Emil & The De Toren Team
Written 10 October 2017
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Gerriek99
Maputo, Mozambique15 contributions
Amazing vineyard, amazing tour!
Jul 2016 • Friends
It was 2 years ago on my 40th but remains the best vineyard experience that I have had. A personal touch delivered by the vineyard owner, Emil, with a superb tasting session at the end, Cannot wait to go back again. Highly recommended as part of your trip to the Western Cape area!
Written 21 June 2017
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We loved hosting you. Thank you for these kind words and so glad we could be a small part of your 40th birthday!
Written 23 June 2017
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ShilohNaiken
Pretoria, South Africa163 contributions
A amazing experience
Jun 2017 • Couples
So firstly you have to book a wine tour by appoint only.

This is a private farm that is exclusive. The experience matches the brand of the farm.

The experience starts of from the history of the owner, the various blocks only two primary wine blocks, harvesting process and then a tour of the entire wine cellar. And finally a cosy area for tasting prestige wines.

Take note this is not a cheap wine. It's relatively expensive wine that matches the brand.

I would highly recommend a visit to this farm and if you do buy and enjoy the wine it's money well spent!
Written 3 June 2017
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We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and thank you for visiting us. It was an absolute pleasure to host you. The De Toren Team
Written 23 June 2017
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bmw740il2015
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam154 contributions
The best
Apr 2017 • Friends
The best wine tour I have ever been on and I have done many in many countries . The tour complements the excellent and very exclusive products they produce .
Written 12 April 2017
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Wow, thank you - such a great honor to hear that. Kind Regards,The De Toren Team
Written 23 June 2017
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