Glen Carlou Vineyards

Glen Carlou Vineyards, Cape Town Central: Hours, Address, Glen Carlou Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Glen Carlou Vineyards
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Glen Carlou's custom-designed cellar features an open-plan inner arena where visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the vintner's art. To delight the eye, our attractive, wood-beamed tasting room offers panoramic views of the Paarl Valley and the Drakenstein Mountains in the distance. To reward the palate, a variety of memorable wines can be savoured. Visit us soon!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Francois T
Johannesburg, South Africa884 contributions
Good option
Sep 2020 • Couples
On an overcast, rainy and windy Cape Town morning we were on our way to Franschoek from the Klapmuts Road side and we decided to make an unplanned stop at Glen Carlou. Besides the bad weather there were also a power outage in the area but we were met by friendly staff and they made our short stay and quick wine tasting very memorable. Would definitely go back to enjoy the view and something to eat.
Written 8 October 2020
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Thank you for sharing your Glen Carlou experience! We hope to welcome you back for a Summer lunch or wine tasting, hopefully with power this time around to create even more memories!
Written 9 October 2020
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jake d
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany19 contributions
A wonderful afternoon with Jan
Feb 2020
We had an amazing afternoon at Glen Carlou vineyard. It was our last stop of the day before heading to our hotel and boy were we amazed! Of all the vineyards we visited this was the best venue; amazing view, great facility, and of course amazing wine but what truly made the day was the Sommelier. He was extremely attentive, funny, and helpful. His name was Jan and if you ever go to Glen Carlou ask for him by name. He not only knew his wines extremely well but went out of his way to ensure we had the best possible experience. Even after the restaurant was closing he took the time to bring us to the Keller for a private tour! It was amazing!
You have to go to Glen Carlou and you have to spend an afternoon with Jan!
Written 20 February 2020
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We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at Glen Carlou and happy to share your wonderful review with Jan! Thank you for sharing your Glen Carlou Experience!
Written 21 February 2020
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Charles H
Hartfield, UK230 contributions
Wine light lunch
Feb 2020 • Friends
Was invited for light lunch
Great views and the staff are first class looking after us very well
Good food and wine menus
Could do with a light bite menu all the food was very good
Written 16 February 2020
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We are glad that you enjoyed your lunch at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou! Thank you for your menu recommendation and compliments regarding our front of house team.
Written 17 February 2020
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Mike100687
Liverpool, UK3 contributions
Wonderful experience
Feb 2020
My wife and I had a fantastic time at Glen Carlou. The wine was excellent, the food was delicious, the views were spectacular and the staff were brilliant. Highly recommended and would definitely go back.
Written 15 February 2020
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Thank you for sharing your Glen Carlou experience! We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou and look forward to welcoming you back.
Written 17 February 2020
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Annette R
Pretoria, South Africa35 contributions
Delicious food, good wine and fabulous view
Dec 2019
Friends invited me to lunch over December 2019 and the lunch was absolutely excellent! The wine selection of Merlot and Cab-Sav was an excellent accompaniment to our selection of lamb and yellow-tail fish.
The staff are kind, knowledgeable and attentive while not intrusive
The art in the gallery on site is something else to enjoy during the visit
Written 13 January 2020
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and wine experience at Glen Carlou! We look forward to welcoming you back to Glen Carlou to explore our ever-changing art exhibition and seasonal menu.
Written 14 January 2020
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Rob c
1 contribution
Sad as was the best
Dec 2019 • Family
New ownership seems to mean poorer service, shoddy presentation and just an all round disappointment.
Written 25 December 2019
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Thank you for your feedback. We are continuously looking at ways in which to optimise our user experience, if you would consider sending an email to maryke@glencarlou.co.za with the details of your visit it will be greatly appreciated.
Written 7 January 2020
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FrankF_BS
Braunschweig, Germany31 contributions
Very good wine, very good restaurant, very good service
Nov 2019
We made a wine tasting, tasted all wines on the list. All very good.
The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Then we had an excellent lunch at the restaurant.
Besides: There is an art gallery with changing exhibitions.
One of the best vineyards in the cape region.
Written 1 December 2019
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Thank you for your review and sharing your Glen Carlou experience! We are delighted that you enjoyed your wine tasting and lunch at Glen Carlou.
Written 7 January 2020
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Diaan v
Stellenbosch, South Africa14 contributions
Great wine, fantastic service
Nov 2019 • Friends
My family and I went to visit Glen Carlou for the first time after having drank some of their wines before but never visiting the estate. The tasting room is absolutely beautiful and it has an amazing view. It has such a warm feeling. On entry we were greeted but a very friendly Linda. She was so attentive to us through our entire visit. She explained the wines in detail and shared the history of Glen Carlou. She is a big asset to the farm. I really enjoyed the Chardonnay and the Bordeaux Blend.
Written 18 November 2019
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Thank you for sharing your Glen Carlou experience! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our wines and your visit to Glen Carlou! We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
Written 19 November 2019
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thelonepiper
Marietta, GA147 contributions
Wow
Nov 2019 • Solo
I am not sure what is the best. The food was fantastic, the service was fantastic and the view is fantastic.

I stopped on a whim while driving by and have been rewarded with a great experience.
Written 14 November 2019
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Thank you for your fantastic feedback, it is greatly appreciated and we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Glen Carlou!
Written 19 November 2019
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WispyRobin
Florida153 contributions
Great wines in an art-filled space with outstanding views. A winner.
Oct 2019
I highly recommend Glen Carlou as part of a wine-tasting tour. The setting is spectacular, nestled in a valley and surrounded by mountains and a lake. There is a great contemporary art gallery that you can wander through, (all works are for sale and not stupidly priced at all). after your tasting, take the time to sit on their beautiful balcony with a bite and more wine. I especially loved their Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wines. The grounds are lovely too. Take your time here, it’s good for your palate and your soul. One of my two favorite wineries.
Written 11 November 2019
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Thank you for sharing your Glen Carlou wine, food and art experience! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at Glen Carlou! We look forward to welcoming you back and sharing many more happy wine memories with you.
Written 19 November 2019
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