Curators of Classic Wine

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 Glen Carlou marks its 30th harvest of Chardonnay.

The lie of the Land at Glen Carlou

The lay of the land

 

Where low-yielding vines produce world-renowned wines

Situated in the heart of South Africa’s sought-after Paarl Valley, Glen Carlou enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. This, together with an exciting variety of slopes and the richness of our soils, creates unique wine-growing conditions. Perfect for nurturing healthy, flavoursome grapes that reflect the inherent characteristics of our terroir.

The Glen Carlou Team - Harvest Season

One team, a mutual passion

A dynamic and highly motivated team contributes to our success. More than two decades’ experience has equipped us with intimate knowledge of the conditions prevailing at Glen Carlou. It is in combining our spirit of free-thinking and enterprise with a mutual pursuit of excellence that we shape the distinctive Glen Carlou personality.

 

Recognising our passion at Glen Carlou

Recognising our passion

Lovers of fine wines would agree that it is the delicate balance between consistency, expertise and a determination to always deliver beyond expectation that has seen us – in less than three decades – amass some of the industry’s most sought-after awards and ratings:

 

Winery of the Year; Best Producer at the Classic Trophy Wine Show; Grand Gold at Mundus Vini International for our Syrah; and Wine Awards for our Chardonnay, Grand Classique, Quartz Stone Chardonnay, Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon and The Welder.

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