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Stony Brook Vineyards

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Address: Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2182
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10:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We are a small, family-run winery in the Franschhoek Winelands. We focus on...

We are a small, family-run winery in the Franschhoek Winelands. We focus on producing small volumes of premium quality wines mainly for export to Europe.

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Great wines and lovely people

This was our second visit to Stony Brook Vineyards and once again we loved it. Superb wines at great value for money. I would recommend that everyone who visits the valley... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Malcolm H
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second visit to Stony Brook Vineyards and once again we loved it. Superb wines at great value for money. I would recommend that everyone who visits the valley should visit SBV and taste their wines in a friendly authentic family run vineyard setting. Joy is an especially warm and inviting person. Try all of them but the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop on a wine cycle tour to Stony Bridge. Joy ( co owner and host ) was very hospitable and candid about their enterprise. This provided a glimpse into how tricky it can be being a wine maker in SA balancing wanting to produce good wines with the commercial reality of actually making it. The wines... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ignored our guidebook advice and turned up unannounced at Stony Brook and were met by the owner (Joy?) who immediately offered us a wine tasting. It was great to have a personalised service, to be able to ask questions and to sample the wine with someone for whom the winery is not only her livelihood but also her passion.... More 

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Thank BijouAmanda
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! While it's normally a good idea to book a tasting, we will always accommodate as far as possible. I'm really glad you enjoyed your time at Stony Brook! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This winery was recommended by our Guest House (Maison Chablis) as a smaller, family run maker with interesting quality wines. Turned out to be a great recommendation. Nice venue, a little bit out of the way with a nice tasting area under some shady trees in a pleasant courtyard. The family dogs are in attendance wandering around creating a friendly... More 

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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Polychrest. Thanks so much for visiting our farm. It's always great to hear that people are being referred to us - word-of-mouth is, in our opinion, the best form of marketing! I couldn't agree more about the Camissa - definitely a wine that has huge potential for cellaring. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice experience. Call ahead to book an appointment. The owners personal touch very evident in all wines tasted. Great value for quality of wines. "The Max" was exquisite. If you appreciate a good wine you must visit!

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Thank Yiannva
Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Yiannva! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the wines and your experience. Thanks for the kind words! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited this winery with our tour guide and it was a very nice experience, especially due to the two sweet dogs and the friendly owner giving it a very private and intimate feel. Perfectly organized with the shipping partner in Belgium!

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Craig M, Winemaker at Stony Brook Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for visiting us and for your kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and, yes, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our wines all over Europe! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The winery was lovely and the host was fantastic. The wines we tasted were Very good. We highly recommend this winery when you are in Franschhoek.

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Thank Martin v
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Joy came running as we pulled up and told us that although they only do tastings on Sundays by appointment, she'd happily open for us. We had our own personal tasting and it was truly personal and passionate! We could see why they have five wines in the running for 5 star Platters... We appreciated the time and effort and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We were recommended Stony Brook by our hotel after a disappointing tasting at another vineyard. An excellent recommendation as Stony Brook was in a different league in terms of quality of wines, input and value. Tastings are by appointment and Joy , the owner, was charming and informative. We were not rushed and Joy was only too pleased to answer... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This place is so pretty and the wine is good. Our favourite was the Ghost Gum white and the Shiraz. Both very interesting and yummy. We will definitely revisit here at some point - it was just a bit busy when we were there so the tasting took some time.

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