LUST Bistro & Bakery

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Vrede en Lust Wine Estate COVID 19 Statement

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Dear Travel Partners / Guest and Wine lovers

On Sunday night, President Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster in South Africa to curb and control the Covid-19 pandemic. After carefully considering the safety of our staff and guests, we have decided to reduce our on-site operations and limit our current offerings. Over the next two weeks, we will stage a phased shutdown so that by the end of March all Hospitality and wine tastings (Tasting rooms) and LUST Bistro will be closed for a minimum of two weeks. Our intention is to re-open operations on Wednesday 9 April 2020 and will review this date closer to the time.

Our intention is to also simplify and be flexible towards the management of existing bookings and re-bookings until we have a better understanding of the pandemic and its consequences. Please refer below for more detailed information about the closures:

THE NEXT 14 DAYS: 22 March – 8 April 2020

Vrede en Lust hospitality operations will operate as follows:


All bookings in this period may be postponed without penalty to a future date within the next 12 month.


All events planned including the Cabernet Franc festival will be postponed untill further notice.

Wine Tasting

  • Wine Tram suspended effective Wednesday 18 March
  • Tasting room closed effective Monday 23 March
  • Bookings suspended until 8 April 2020
  • Wine sales will still be available and open to the public and e-store sales available and free delivery for 2 cases and more

Lust Bistro and Bakery

Closed from 22 March until 08 April 2020.



Tastings as per normal unless stated differently closer to the time.


All bookings in this period will be postponed till 8 April 2020.


All weddings will be postponed to new dates to accommodate all the parties involved within reason to suppliers increases etc.

Our Sincerest apologies to all our guests in this situation, but I am sure we are all standing together in keeping each other safe and healthy


Etienne Buys
Managing Partner , Vrede en Lust