Win an Icon Art Piece from the Gallery @ Glen Carlou

Art Gallery @ Glen Carlou Curator, Alex Hamilton has generously donated one of his hand-cut stencils from his ‘Iconography Series’ as a prize for the person who can successfully name all of the icons pictured.


Glen Carlou Wine Tasting And Lunch

Recenlty we stole away for an adult-only weekend with our good friends, which included wine tasting and lunch at Glen Carlou.


2017 Marks the 30th Harvest at Glen Carlou

As this is penned Glen Carlou is approximately 70% of the way through the 2017 harvest.


Wine Review: Glen Carlou Curator’s Collection Mourvedre 2014

It’s all change at Paarl winery Glen Carlou with businessman Wayne Pitout acquiring it last year from Hess Family Wine Estates and Johnnie Calitz, previously of Anura, replacing Arco Laarman as winemaker.


Hess Family Wine Estates Sells South African Winery Glen Carlou

Hess Family Wine Estates (HFWE) has agreed to sell the iconic South African winery Glen Carlou to the Pactolus Consortium.  As a result of the sale, finalised today no changes are expected at the winery, best known for exceptional Chardonnay from vineyards at the foothills of the renowned Simonsberg Mountain in the Paarl growing region in the Western Cape.


Glen Carlou announces the opening of The Gallery, curated by Alex Hamilton

Glen Carlou is delighted to announce the opening of The Gallery at Glen Carlou, Curated by Alex Hamilton.


The Restaurant at Glen Carlou launches its Summer Menu

We sat down with Executive Chef Johan Stander and asked him about this year’s Summer menu at The Restaurant at Glen Carlou.


Johnnie Calitz Takes on Winemaker Role at Glen Carlou

Glen Carlou is pleased to announce that Johnnie Calitz will be joining the Company as Head Winemaker from Monday 3rd October 2016.


Tim Atkin awards 92 points to Quartz Stone Chardonnay

Highly regarded UK wine writer Tim Atkin awarded our 2014 Quartz Stone Chardonnay 92 points on his recent visit to the Cape Winelands.


Glen Carlou: A Pleasure in Paarl

The magnificent setting that is Glen Carlou on the R45 at Paarl was just perfect for Walter Finlayson when he bought the place in 1983.

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A warm welcome to Glen Carlou, situated in the heart of South Africa’s scenic Paarl Valley. The warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters of this area combine with an exciting variety of slopes and the riches of our soils to create unique winegrowing conditions. Glen Carlou was established in 1985 and since 2003 has been successfully owned and run by Hess Family Estates. To harness our farm’s vast winegrowing potential, our vines are meticulously selected in terms of rootstock and clone, while every variety is carefully chosen for its compatibility to the terroir. Yields are kept rigorously low, ensuring that nature’s gifts are distilled in the flavourful grapes that we harvest. And in the cellar our winemaker Arco Laarman and his team join forces with nature to create three distinctive wine ranges.
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