Welcome to Glen Carlou
Consistency, expertise and a commitment to always deliver beyond expectation is what we strive for with every bottle of Glen Carlou wine. Established in 1985, Glen Carlou is a relatively young estate which has built an enviable reputation as one of South Africa’s leading producers. Nestled in the heart of the Paarl Winelands, with vineyards at the foothills of the renowned Simonsberg Mountain, our grapes revel in their terroir. In 2017 we mark our 30th harvest of Chardonnay.
We are Curators of Classic Wines – it permeates everything we do – our respect for the environment and its unique terroir, the way we nurture our people and the painstaking care and judicious practices that go into producing every bottle of Glen Carlou.
We invite you to come visit us and experience the breathtaking landscape overlooking the dramatic Drakenstein Mountains while savouring our award winning wines, or our innovative dishes inspired by the seasons in our restaurant. Be sure to walk through our carefully curated art gallery filled with a plethora of pieces created by talented contemporary South African artists.
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Glen Carlou Wine Tasting and Lunch • Inspired Living Lifestyle Blog GLEN CARLOU WINE TASTING AND LUNCH April 10, 2017 Just over a month ago we stole away for an adult-only weekend with our good friends! These getaways, seem to be few and far between at the moment, so we make the most of the opportunity when it arises. On the spur of the moment, our friends decided to book lunch and wine tasting at Glen Carlou. None of us at been before, so it was a new experience for everyone. Glen Carlou You will find the Glen Carlou Estate on the Simondium Road between Paarl and Franschhoek. Established in 1985, it is a relatively young estate but has quickly earned the reputation as one of the top wine producers in South Africa. The view overlooking the Drakenstein Mountains is breathtaking, making it the perfect spot for wine tasting and lunch. We opted to do the wine tasting before lunch, this way we could select our favourite wine to enjoy with our meal. I thought I would share a few of the photographs which I posted on Instagram while we were there. Wine Tasting A variety of tasting experiences are on offer, which includes a food and wine pairing, this can be arranged with 48 hours notice. We opted for the standard tasting which includes five of the estate wines. Favourites among the wines we tasted were the Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Verdot Tannat, Syrah and my pick-of-the-day the Pinot Noir. On the Menu Having never been to the Glen Carlou restaurant before we were all suitably impressed with both the food and the service. In fact, I would go as far as to say that it was one of my favourite Winelands lunches so far this year. We all oohed and aahed over ever dish we tasted, but a few deserve a special mention! These included the Lamb Tataki, Beef Tartare, and the Seabass. The menu has changed since we ate there to cater for the change of season. I am sure it will be equally as delicious – view the full Autumn Menu online. Art Gallery @ Glen Carlou Curated by Alex Hamilton As well as enjoying great food and wine, the estate also houses a collection of contemporary, pop and modern art by South African artists, curated by Alex Hamilton. The inaugural exhibition entitled “The Promise of Now,” curated by Hamilton, includes a collection of cutting-edge contemporary South African Art. Browsing through the gallery was a great post-lunch experience. If you have not had the chance to visit Glen Carlou yet I highly recommend it, from the delicious food and wine, to the beautiful setting and attentive service – it was a culinary experience to remember. Contact Details: Location: Simondium Road, Klapmuts. Contact via Telephone: +27 (0)21 875 5528 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Disclosure: This not a sponsored or paid post. Post Views: 90 DISCLAIMER: All opinions, content and images are property of Inspired Living or Fiona Rossiter, unless otherwise stated. All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. Any action you take upon the information you find on Inspired Living, is strictly at your own risk. Inspired Living will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website. For more details please read the full PR & Disclosure Policy below. PR & Disclosure Policy Read moreBy using the Inspired Living website you agree to our Terms & Conditions Read more Glen Carlou Wine Tasting and Lunch • Inspired Living Lifestyle Blog […]