The Vrede en Lust vineyards are situated against the slopes of the dramatic Simonsberg Mountain between Paarl and Franschhoek.
Vrede en Lust origins back to 1688 when the then Governor of the Cape allocated this 66ha farm to the Flemish merchant, Jacques de Savoye, who fled Europe due to religious persecution.
On 3 October 1996 a brand-new era was beckoning in the history of this extraordinary farm, Vrede en Lust Estate, when the Buys family became the new owners. Dana Buys purchased Vrede en Lust plus the two portions traditionally attached to it. When neighbouring Wolve Kloof came on to the market, Buys honourably reunited the two historic sections of Vrede en Lust. Vrede en Lust Estate was once again restored to its original borders as in 1783.
In 1998 he entered into a partnership with his younger brother, Etienne Buys, to build Vrede en Lust into a modern wine estate catering for all needs of a wine tourist. Today Vrede en Lust has a modern 750 ton wine cellar with a bustling tasting room, 100ha of vineyards, LUST Bistro & Bakery, a 21-room accommodation and conference facility as well as a historic wedding venue with beautiful gardens.
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We thrive in making fine wines that enrich the soul.