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...

Diner’s Club Young Winemaker of the Year   We are beyond excited to share the news that assistant winemaker, Phillip Theron, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Diner’s Club Young Winemaker of the Year Competition The Young Winemaker of the Year award was established to encourage winemakers under the age of 30 to develop their skills, express their individuality, and add to the future prestige of South African wines internationally. The Winemaker awards, now in its 38th year, and Young Winemaker in its 18th year, focusing on quality and recognition of excellence, are regarded as the country’s most prestigious and...

Rob Caskie Dinner @ Glen Carlou   Rob Caskie, renowned storyteller, inspirational speaker and adventure seeker will be back at Glen Carlou on 22 November for an evening of Wine, Food and Storytelling. This time, Rob will take us on a journey through a medley of South African history. South Africa is a young country with a fascinating and complex history.  This story deals with early inhabitants and the arrival of the Nguni people.  One of them became the military genius Shaka, with major implications.  Religious persecution and poor standards of living result in a miscellany of Europeans arriving in the Cape after...

Lines of de-Limitation An Exhibition by Zyma Amien and Ingrid Bolton, curated by Pierre le Riche   The Gallery at Glen Carlou is proud to present LINES OF de-LIMITATION by Zyma Amien and Ingrid Bolton. Amien and Bolton are both previous Sasol New Signatures competition winners, have been sharing a studio in Salt River, Cape Town, since the completion of their Master of Fine Arts degrees at the University of Cape Town's Michaelis School of Fine Art. Zyma Amien’s practice revolves around her concerns with labour issues in the garment and textile industry in South Africa, having first-hand experience with her grandmother and aunts working in...

Michael Olivier's delicious Pinot Noir Rosé Pairing   The Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé is extremely versatile and an excellent accompaniment to a wide range of dishes and cuisine types. Micheal Olivier describes how he would suggest enjoying this delicate pink wine: "The Glen Carlou Pinot Noir Rosé is good as a glass on its own, as a mid-morning refresher or a sundowner while you unwind at the end of a busy day. As a food companion, it is excellent with the usual seafood, plump prawns, or smoked salmon or salmon trout." He suggests pairing this crisp and fresh wine with Nina Timm's rich...

Glen Carlou favourites awarded top scores As 2018 approaches the final quarter, we are starting the festivities early – celebrating top scoring wines and prestigious awards in some of the industry’s most anticipated reports and competitions. We are particularly proud to have five Glen Carlou wines scoring 90 plus points in the Tim Atkin South Africa 2018 Special Report, and three of those wines also achieving equally high scores in the Neal Martin South Africa Report. The 2018 Glen Carlou Collection Chenin Blanc stood out as Atkin’s “wine of the day” and was awarded a significant 95 points. The list of top scoring...