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Vrede en Lust Manor House

Special accommodation rates for Bastille weekend

Known for its je ne sais quoi, our accommodation is widely popular and a haven for many alike.  This year we would like to offer our accommodation at special rates during the Bastille festival.  The Bastille festival takes over the town …

The falling of the Bastille

A much more ‘French’ Bastille this year

Franschhoek Wine Valley, our local tourism organization,  has concluded some very interesting twinning agreements in recent years. Under CEO Jenny Prinsloo’s watch we have reached twinning agreements with Napa Valley (USA of course) and with the Rhône-Alpes Region in France. To …

Celebrate De Savoye Day at Vrede en Lust

South Africa is celebrating 350 years of making wine! The first owner of Vrede en Lust, Jacques de Savoye, contributed greatly to the development of the Drakenstein wine valley. The De Savoye family arrived in the Cape 321 years ago …

A family business in every sense!

During December, my lovely wife Anneke completed her responsibilities to her previous company and joined the full time team at Vrede en Lust as head of direct sales. Prior to this she was helping us and doing her other job …

The Gauteng wine lovers select their favourite wines at WineX!

The results from the Gauteng RMB WineX show has recently been released. The results were quite interesting as it reflects the difference in tastes between those who attended the shows and elected to cast a vote for their favourite wines …

Vrede en Lust introduces custom front label option for smaller runs

We often get requests for smaller custom label runs, from clients wanting to use the wine as gifts for their corporate clients or for wedding guests or for special birthdays and the like. The problem is that it very expensive …

Gourmet evening at Pachas in Pretoria

Many of you probably know Pachas Restaurant & Cherry Room in Pretoria well by now. They have built a wonderful reputation over the years by consistently delivering excellent service and the highest standard of food. We are delighted to have …

Cape Town winelovers elect their favourites

Vrede en Lust made it into the Top-10 of the RMB WineX Cape Town 2008 Best of Show awards for both the red and white wine categories! This testifies to a great job done in the cellar by Susan and …