A dynamic and highly motivated team contributes to our success. In combining their spirit of freethinking and enterprise with a mutual pursuit of excellence, they shape the distinctive Glen Carlou personality. We take pleasure in introducing some of the main players:

Donald M. Hess
Donald M. HessChairman & Founder
Over the past few decades I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of marrying my passion for New World winemaking with my love affair with contemporary art. In my mind, these two disciplines are inextricably linked, reflecting both the complexity and beauty of modern-day living.
Johan Erasmus
Johan ErasmusGeneral Manager
I am thrilled to manage a company with Glen Carlou’s reputation and stature in the market, both locally and Internationally. It’s a privilege being part of the Family and I look forward to growing the brand.
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Arco Laarman
Arco LaarmanWinemaker
To me winemaking is not only a career, it’s a lifestyle. As a young winemaker I find the opportunity of being a member of one of the country’s top cellar teams highly exciting and challenging.
Marius Cloete
Marius CloeteViticulturist
At Glen Carlou we combine advanced technology with instinct to ensure the production of premium grapes. Our success is based not only on matching the ideal terroir with a specific variety, but on listening and responding to the individual needs of each vineyard.
Camel Lamprechts
Camel LamprechtsCellar Supervisor
A dedicated cellar team, of whom some have been with us for two decades, ensure that our cellar runs smoothly and professionally, from wine press through to the bottling line.