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KWV Sensorium

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Address: 57 Main Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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+27 21 807 3094
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Experience the art of wine and brandy at the KWV Sensorium - a beautiful...

Experience the art of wine and brandy at the KWV Sensorium - a beautiful & modern art space situated in the heart of Paarl. Taste KWV's award winning wines and brandies while taking in our impressive South African art collection. Free wifi is available which will give you access to our innovative digital platform. KWV's broad range of premium wines and brandies are also available for purchase.

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KWV wine tasting

3 adults in our party all opted for different tasting....pinotage, brand/chocolate and port/food.... and not one tasting sensation disappointed..... thank you for an enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sally H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

3 adults in our party all opted for different tasting....pinotage, brand/chocolate and port/food.... and not one tasting sensation disappointed..... thank you for an enjoyable experience, now heading to the emporium to place an order!!

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Thank Sally H
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We took a group of overseas friends for this informative tour of the facilities. The presentation was very professional and the fact that it could also be given in German to accommodate our visitors was an additional benefit. Rich history; well done !!

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Thank Horst B
Sasolburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Clean and inviting !! Lots of different drinks to taste, you decide with sweet or cupcakes. An absolutely must!!

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Thank marionettejacobs
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love to taste some wine with food pairing. This place, not as beautiful located as most of the wineries, even ugly, is too big and to professional and too much for mass tourism. The coffee shop is nice but that does not make it a recommenden place. The wines too are not great. Choose a different tasting place ,... More 

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Thank brokgoud
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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87 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

After visiting the website, we decided to experience the KWV Sensorium. On arrival we were told there was no opportunity for wine-tasting, and that we were free to view the art works and museum. We found the archive museum section very inadequate, and most of the exhibits were labeled in Afrikaans with an Afrikaans write-up, which did not help our... More 

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Thank CherylT166
WineEmporium2014, General Manager at KWV Sensorium, responded to this review

Unfortunately due to the change of ownership, we are still waiting for new liquor licences and had to suspend trading at the KWV Sensorium until it is sorted out. We do apologize for the inconvenience and do let our clients know that the KWV Wine Emporium (500 m across the railway line) is up and running 7 days a week... More 

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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I travel a lot for work an can honestly say that KWV brandy is right up there with the best! The sensorium is a great idea and the professional friendly staff is refreshingly honest and true. It is certainly not the clinical commercial-well polished nonsense you get in so called "first world" establishments where quality is as thick as the... More 

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Thank Travelwim
Paarl, South Africa
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454 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sensorium is the art gallery/tasting room at KWV La Concorde in Main Street. There is also a coffee shop. Quiet, relaxed place to meet whilst surrounded by beautiful arts.

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Thank Emarie B
Durbanville, South Africa
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

They offer a wide selection of great pairings, which includes Champagne and nougat, Brandy and biltong, as well as Vrandy and chocolate, etc. Loved it, really great way of trying something new, and a great and inexpensive experience with friends!! Have to do when in Cape Town/Paarl area!!

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Thank LeMarc G
Western Cape, South Africa
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited KWV during the Ommiberg Festival, but have been there on numerous occasions at the Groupon Deals. I simply love all the tastings and will be visiting again in the next few weeks!!

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Thank Aehrintyler13
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Expect all your senses to be tickled by the Sensorium. A beautifully curated art gallery hosts South African works which can be paired with wine tastings. The brandy & chocolate pairing is a must for chocolate and brandy connoisseurs alike. If you are a novice, you will find the staff extremely helpful in guiding you through the well-crafted palate experience.

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Thank missmeg7n
WineEmporium2014, General Manager at KWV Sensorium, responded to this review

We are really pleased you enjoyed your experience at the KWV Sensorium. We are striving for excellence and feedback is always welcome. Please feel free to visit us again! More 

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