Haven gives back on International Wildlife Day   Wildlife conservation is something we are very passionate about and we believe that it is our responsibility to conserve this treasure for future generations. The Haven Collection wines, our export range, were specifically created to aid in the conservation and protection of one of South Africa’s most majestic animals – the lion. All over the world lions have been taken as pets, abused in circuses or kept in small confinements for the pleasure of select individuals. The Drakenstein Lion Park is one of the only sanctuaries in the Western Cape providing rescued lions with a safe space free...

The Best Summer Chenin Blancs   South Africa is known for producing exceptional Chenin Blancs. Country Life magazine's Greg Landman took it upon himself to search the country for South Africa's best Chenin Blancs for Summer. Landman, a passionate wine enthusiast, writer and wine guide listed the Charms of Chenin in this article. Glen Carlou's Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc, The Welder, was the only dessert wine style that made the selection and listed, by Landman as one of South Africa's bests. This Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc is bright and vibrant on both the nose and palate, this wine shows concentrated flavours of dried apricots, ripe orange...

Michael Olivier's perfect pairing with Glen Carlou Collection Red Blend   The Glen Carlou Collection Red Blend - a new addition to the Collection (previously known as the Curator's Collection). The wines are all site-specific and a true expression of their terroir, the fruit being what our winemaker believes to be exceptional examples and the production limited to a few barrels only. The grapes for the Glen Carlou Collection Red Blend are harvested on the estate and the blend is made up of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% each Cabernet Franc and Merlot, a classic Bordeaux blend. The wines were vinified separately for later blending...

Lecinda Olivier, Wedding and Events Coordinator   Originally from Mpumalanga, Lecinda has lived in the beautiful Cape Winelands for the last 8 years. Her deep-rooted passion for service stretches beyond the hospitality industry and is clearly witnessed in her charity involvements and willingness to always help. When it comes to putting together the perfect Wedding Day, Lecinda keeps her calm, eloquently performing the task at hand with a go-getter attitude. Our happy brides are testimony to her dedication to excellence.   Get to know her better in these 10 questions.   What is your favourite Glen Carlou wine? Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé What is the best part of your job? People, not just guests but fellow team...

Glen Carlou Valentine's Dinner   Look forward to an evening of spectacular food and music. Celebrate your loved one with an exquisite Valentine's Dinner at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou. The Glen Carlou Valentine's Dinner will be served over five courses while your favourite love songs are played by our guest musician.   Thursday,  14 February 2019 Bookings from 18h30 Welcome drink and canapé with music by violinist, Bianca Joseph. Harvest Platter per couple Five Course Dinner served from 20h00 with music by guest musician, John the Frank. Please see the full menu for the evening here. R495 per person (excludes wine, gratuity and additional beverages) Seating available inside or outside on...

Have you visited the Gallery @ Glen Carlou? The 480 square meter space was built specifically to house collections of artwork and installations. Today this light and humidity controlled space is home to contemporary South African art and features the exhibition Lines of de-Limitation. Pierre le Riche, Gallery @ Glen Carlou's curator, is a recognised South African artist known for his colourful installations and impressive sculptures. Besides being featured in galleries across South Africa, he recently showcased an event installation - Hologram H10, created for Cartier's Coloratura jewellery exhibition in the Beijing Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing, China. The current exhibition, Lines of de-Limitation, is...

Micheal Olivier's not so traditional pairing with Glen Carlou Collection Chenin Blanc   The Glen Carlou Collection Chenin Blanc, an exciting addition to our brand portfolio, is a beautiful, rich and elegant wine. This wine was awarded 95 points by Master of Wine Tim Atkin, as well as a Silver Outstanding in the 2018 International Wine And Spirits Competition and 4 Platter stars in the 2019 wine guide. Made from 50-year-old bush vine fruit grown under dry land conditions in the Swartland, this splendid wine was barrel fermented in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak for 4 months. The grapes were fermented naturally and only...

A review of Michael Fridjhon's top scoring wines for 2018   As the year draws to an end, we look back on wonderful wine memories. Making it onto Michael Fridjhon's list of top scoring wines is definitely a memorable moment, ending the year on a high note. Every year the Wine Wizard, Michael Fridjhon, publishes a review on some of his highest scoring wines of the year. Fridjhon describes his selection: "It's evident that not all of these are cheap and cheerful, but it does suggest you can drink very well without having to take out a mortgage for your Xmas dinner." He mentions the...

New Summer Menu at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou   Warm weather, late sunsets and sunny days offer the prospect to be enchanted by an array of beautiful fresh produce and inspired new flavours. Like the season, the new Summer menu at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou is vibrant, bursting with colour, rich in texture and sensational in taste. This enticing menu will have you coming back for more. Chef Johan Stander has delved into his memories to recreate traditional dishes into new seasonal delights. Peaches, berries, terrines and summer vegetables come to life on plates in a celebration of the best of the season. The menu is refreshing yet familiar,...

Michael Olivier's Summer Sauvignon Blanc Pairing   The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and aromatic, easy drinking and the perfect pairing to fresh Summer salads. Michael pairs the Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc with Nadia Graves’s PPLT – Prosciutto Di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, Lettuce & Tomato Salad. Discover this beautiful Summer salad recipe here. Glen Carlou winemaker, Johnnie Calitz, describes the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc as “a vibrant styled Sauvignon Blanc, expressing layered notes of passion fruit, guava and pear. On the palate the wine confirms an array of tropical fruit, ripe fig and gooseberry aromas underscored by a crisp minerality, leading to a gentle finish. There is...