Grab Your Pot of Gold At The End Of The Glen Carlou Rainbow

“Despite an extra workload due to the record number of entries, judges were unanimous in agreeing that the standard of entries was the highest it has ever been in terms of both the wine and spirits categories.”


Wedding Season at Glen Carlou

The trees are blossoming, the vineyards are starting to bud and the valley is a beautiful shade of green – Spring is here and the wedding season in full bloom.


Top scores for Glen Carlou favourites

Among the many things that Master of Wine Tim Atkin and wine critic, Neil Martin have in common, their appreciation for quality wine is certainly one.


Tim Atkin awards 2018 The Glen Carlou Collection Chenin Blanc 95 points in South Africa Report

Award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine (MW) Tim Atkin has awarded the 2018 The Glen Carlou Collection Chenin Blanc 95 points, the second vintage sourced from 50-year-old bush vines in the Swartland.


New Spring Menu at The Restaurant at Glen Carlou

” Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness” – Auguste Escoffier

Although the chill of winter still hangs in the air, the grass is green, the trees dressed in delicate blossoms and a bright new season awaits.


Glen Carlou Celebrates 30 Years of Chardonnay!

Glen Carlou Vineyards, situated in the heart of the South African winelands, is regarded as one of the regions finest wine estates. Our 145 hectare farm was purchased by Glen Carlou’s founder Walter Finlayson in 1985 after recognising the land’s potential for producing wine grapes of outstanding quality.


Glen Carlou scoops Top Chardonnay Award at the Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards

Glen Carlou was awarded the National Certificate for the Top Chardonnay for our 2017 Glen Carlou Chardonnay at the recent Novare Terroir Wine Awards held at Anura Vineyards, along with being awarded the Top Chardonnay and Top Merlot for the Paarl wine region.


Glen Carlou has highest number of listed wines on The Sommeliers Selection 2018 Wine List

Glen Carlou was awarded four listings in The Sommeliers Selection 2018 Wine List, the highest number of any other producer. Now in its fourth year it is the first South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of the country’s top sommeliers in categories, which constitute what makes up the ultimate wine list.


Christmas in July at Glen Carlou

“Wine without food is fine, but food without wine is a disaster” – Alan Richman


Glen Carlou releases new Pinot Noir Rosé

The bright and beautiful 2018 Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé is now available in-store and online!

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A warm welcome to Glen Carlou, situated in the heart of South Africa’s scenic Paarl Valley. The warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters of this area combine with an exciting variety of slopes and the riches of our soils to create unique winegrowing conditions. Glen Carlou was established in 1985 and since 2003 has been successfully owned and run by Hess Family Estates. To harness our farm’s vast winegrowing potential, our vines are meticulously selected in terms of rootstock and clone, while every variety is carefully chosen for its compatibility to the terroir. Yields are kept rigorously low, ensuring that nature’s gifts are distilled in the flavourful grapes that we harvest. And in the cellar our winemaker Arco Laarman and his team join forces with nature to create three distinctive wine ranges.
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