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Vrede en Lust & Cotage Fromage Auction prize

Vrede en Lust and Cotage Fromage jointly offered a night for 10 in the Manor House, with a special dinner prepared by our top chefs, as an auction item at the recent Solstice Foundation Charity Ball recently held in Cape …

Vrede en Lust is looking for a Tasting Room Assistant.

Vrede en Lust is looking for a Tasting Room Assistant. This is a full time position and will require working 2 weekends per month A strong wine background and especially a passion for wine is a pre-requisite! The ideal candidate …

Start your Franschhoek Uncorked Festival at Vrede en Lust

It is nearly time for the annual Franschhoek Uncorked festival again! What makes the Uncorked Festival different, is that it is celebrated at the Vignerons of Franschhoek wineries as opposed to in town. Each winery is busy organising fun events …

Olympics on the large screens at V&L

Vrede en Lust and the Cotage Fromage will run the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics on our large screen displays for the duration of the Olympics. Special requests for specific events will be managed to the greatest extend possible. Both venues …

Harvest 2008 Update

The 1st of February marked the start of the 2008 harvest season at Vrede en Lust’s winery. Following a long, wet and cold winter, the growing season was exceptional and forecasts for grape quality are on par. The Chardonnay from …

Official Launch of Vrede en Lust Version 20!

On Saturday 9 February 2008, Vrede en Lust celebrated the official launch of its new venues, Cotage Fromage and its new wines. The function was attended by just more than 200 invited guests on a beautiful and wind free summers …

Amandla Awethu – Aikona!

It is quite ironic that Amandla Awethu used to be the most popular freedom chant in the struggle against Apartheid. It means “Power to the People” and that is exactly what the people of South Africa won in 1994 and …

The New Cotage Fromage opens!

Cotage Fromage, the landmark thatch cottage at the entrance to Vrede en Lust has finally opened its revamped doors to the public! Opening ahead of the busy Christmas period was not possible due last minute problems with plumbing, electrical and …

Elsenburg Wine Tasting Club

Two 3rd year students from Elsenburg started their own Wine Tasting Club in January this year in the hope to learn more about wine and the wine industry, while promoting wine culture. The members of the club are all 3rd …

The Cotage Fromage Press Release

The landmark thatch cottage at the entrance to Vrede en Lust has undergone significant renovation, while its menu has been overhauled by three top Winelands Chefs. The revamped Cotage Fromage will open its doors on 14 January 2008. Vrede en …