About Vrede en Lust

Vrede en Lust origins back to 1688 when the then Governor of the Cape allocated this 66ha farm to the Flemish merchant, Jacques de Savoye, who fled Europe due to religious persecution.

During the last 329 years, the estate had many ups and downs with various owners. It is believed that the first Sunday trading in the Cape colony, took place at Vrede en Lust, due to the first protestant church which was built on the estate. Vrede en Lust had always been a wine farm and current vineyards reflect the plantings of 1745.

On 3 October 1996 a brand-new era was beckoning in the history of this extraordinary farm, Vrede en Lust Estate, when the Buys family became the new owners.

Vrede en Lust Cellar Tours

Join one of our Red Ladies on one of our informative and educational cellar tours. See and learn more about our wine production facility, winemaking equipment, winemaking techniques and how they affect the style of our wines. Here is Karlin Nel, Vrede & Lust’s head winemaker who has won multiple international awards. She ensures on a daily basis with her hands on outlook, that Vrede & Lust produce only the best quality wines.

Cellar tours are hosted on a regular schedule over weekends and peak seasons, or by appointment. Cellar Tours must be booked in advance.
During the peak harvest season (1 February – 31 March) we have to restrict access to the winery due to harvest.

Bookings are recommended before your visit

Vrede en Lust Tastings

Embark on a sensory journey of discovery when you take a seat for one of our wine tasting experiences whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Simonsberg Paarl mountains.
Our professional and knowledgeable tasting ambassadors, better known as the Red Ladies, will guide you through our range of wines.

We are open on all public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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