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Oude Molen Brandy Distillery, Grabouw

Oude Molen Brandy Distillery, GrabouwThe Oude Molen Brandy Distillery in Grabouw, just an hour from Cape Town, is not only a window into the fascinating process of superior brandy making, but a slice of South African history. Cognac-style brandy is being made at Oude Molen according to centuries-old techniques.

The drive over Sir Lowry’s Pass into the beautiful Elgin and Grabouw winelands, is an experience in itself, and once you arrive, take the informative one-hour cellar tour.

Oude Molen Brandy Distillery, GrabouwThe tour begins with an insightful audio-visual presentation in the audio centre followed by a guided tour that takes in the sights and sounds of a working distillery. The tour concludes with a tasting of the exceptional award winning brandies made here by master distiller, Dave Acker.

Oude Molen VOV 14-year old brandy, local delicacies such as fruits in brandy, brandy marmalade, brandy truffles and brandy fruit cakes are for sale in the distillery’s speciality shop where you will also find a selection of Oude Molen memorabilia.

The Oude Molen visitor’s centre is open daily from Monday to Friday between 08h30-1700. Distillery tours are conducted daily by appointment and light lunches and refreshments can be arranged. Cellar tours on Saturdays and Sundays are also available by appointment for tour groups consisting of more than 10 people.

Tel: +27 21 859 2517: E-mail:  Website. Worcester street Grabouw. GPS: 34° 08’27.72″S 19° 01’14.97″E

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