View your 'My Cape Town' collection through newly added navigational item.
Van Ryn Brandy Distillery - Distell
Since 1845, Van Ryn’s has crafted award-winning Cape brandy in its home in the Vlottenburg Valley, it's building constructed from stones and rocks from the nearby Eerste River. The Collection Reserve consists of four variants, all with their own unique flavours and aromas locked within liquid amber.
Tours of the facilities show the cooper’s methods and exposes guests to 19th century equipment. The distillery and cellar are both available as atmospheric and gorgeous venues for corporate events and conferences. The Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery also offers some of the best brandy tastings near Cape Town, all taking place within exceptional old-world architecture and surrounded by tranquil gardens and fountains.
For the connoisseur of only the finest blends, one should savour the epitome of perfection which is Van Ryn’s AU.RA. Its name being a blend of the symbol for gold and the Egyptian sun god Ra, this 30-year-old pot still brandy represents the expression of 107 years of craftsmanship. Indulge in this premium liquor with its smooth finish, palate of nuts, coffee and sherry and nose of orange blossom, vanilla, chocolate, pickled ginger, dried figs and roasted hazelnuts.
- Opening hours: Tour times differ depending on time of year
- Tastings: Brandy
- Ambience: Traditional cellars
- Dress Code: Casual
- The Collection Reserve consists of 10-year-old, 12-year-old, 15-year-old and 20-year-old brandies