The Sunflower Foundation Ladies Lunch @ Glen Carlou   It is a great privilege to host this year’s Winelands Sunflower Foundation Ladies Lunch. For 20 years, The Sunflower Foundation has brought hope and assistance to patients and families affected by blood-related cancers and diseases. The Fund recruits stem cell donors, maintains the registry of donors and creates awareness through educational programs. The Sunflower Foundation maintains a patient support fund to assist patients who are unable to afford costs associated with getting to transplant, as well as being actively involved in creating a platform for support structures to assist patients, families and communities. The annual ladies’...

An Expression of Self at the Gallery @ Glen Carlou   self: noun \ ˈself , Southern also ˈsef\ Mirriam-Webster Definition(s) of self: 1a: an individual's typical character or behaviour b : a person in prime condition 2 : the union of elements (such as body, emotions, thoughts, and sensations) that constitute the individuality and identity of a person 3 : personal interest or advantage 4a : the entire person of an individual b : the realization or embodiment of an abstraction 5 : material that is part of an individual organism   The new 'self-portrait' exhibition: SELF, opened in the Gallery @ Glen Carlou on Sunday, the 28th of July. With 'selfies'...

On the 23rd of May, MD Johan Erasmus and Executive Chef Johan Stander travelled to Graaff Reinet to present a bespoke wine dinner - a kickstart to the Karoo Wine Club's annual Stoep Tasting festivities. Tony Jackson, was there and gives us a little insight as to what went down when the locals were dressed in tuxedos and the food and wine a perfect match to a jolly night in the Karoo. -------- A Bespoke Dinner with Glen Carlou, unrecognisable Gordon and forgetful Heidi By Tony Jackman• Daily Maverick, 24 May 2019. When you’re hosting your own dinner party at home, you get to choose your...

Country Life Magazine's Favourite Merlots   The Glen Carlou Merlot is a firm favourite in our collection and wine writer, Greg Landman recons a favourite in South Africa. In an article for Country Life Magazine, Landman compiled a list of his 16 favourite Merlots to sip this winter. The 2018 Glen Carlou Merlot was made from 5 different vineyards on the Simonsberg slopes, blended together to create an intriguing Merlot from this appellation. Each vineyard block was fermented separately after extensive cold soak maceration - to extract optimal colour and flavour from the grapes. Only freerun juice was matured for 12 months in...

Sauvignon Blanc Day: 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is here   What are Fridays for, if not for glasses of chilled Sauvignon Blanc and sushi (insert other Friday treat)? As such it delights us that the 2019 Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc is released today, a Friday, on International Sauvignon Blanc Day. Although we need no convincing as to why a glass (or bottle) of Sauvignon Blanc is a good idea, we thought to share with you why Sauvignon Blanc is one of our, and South Africa’s, favourite varietals. A reason for celebration: The 2019 Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc is the first wine from the 2019...

Glen Carlou 2019 Harvest Report   The 2019 Glen Carlou harvest officially came to an end on the 5th of April and we are celebrating a beautiful season. Bin after bin our excitement has only grown and with the last grapes finally in, we can hardly contain it – what a fantastic vintage to look forward to. As always it requires incredible teamwork, passion and grit to get the grapes in the cellar under optimal conditions and at just the right time. The dedication, long hours endured and the never-failing enthusiasm of the team is admired and certainly plays a key role in...

Lunch with André Serfontein at the Gallery @ Glen Carlou   The exhibition, True to Nature, by André Serfontein will come to a close on Sunday, 07 April. André’s first solo exhibition attracted great interest from across the world and particularly impressed with the way he captures expression, vulnerability and sexuality. Wine, food and art are inextricably linked and we delight in sharing our world with you. We are excited to invite you to a celebratory lunch, in the company of André Serfontein, on Sunday the 7th of April at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou. The opportunity to engage with an artist over an...

Country Life Magazine's Best Sauvignon Blancs in South Africa   With the last bit of Summer still in the air, Greg Landman, wine writer and enthusiast, compiled his list of the best South African Sauvignon Blancs. Both the 2018 Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc and the newly released 2017 The Glen Carlou Collection Sauvignon Blanc features on this list of Summer favourites. Sauvignon Blanc, known as South Africa's second favourite white wine varietal, can range from easy drinking fruit driven wines to more mineral full-bodied wines depending on where the grapes are harvested and the style in which the wines are made in. Discover Glen...

The Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, one of the best restaurants on a wine farm.   The Cape Winelands offer some of South Africa's best dining opportunities, The Inside Guide has put together their list of the best 32 restaurants on a wine farm and the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou is one of them. With spectacular views, a seasonal menu and wines paired with each dish, Glen Carlou is definitely worth the 20 minutes drive from Cape Town. In the heart of the Cape Winelands, situated between Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou offers beautiful views of the Drakenstein Mountain Range and...

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...