Glenwood Vineyards

Glenwood Vineyards, Franschhoek: Hours, Address, Glenwood Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Glenwood Vineyards
4.5
Mountains • Wineries & Vineyards
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
GlenWood is a very special place. Located in the little-known valley of Robertsvlei, a few kilometers from Franschhoek, close to Cape Town, the farm is surrounded by aspects of outstanding natural beauty. Using only the best materials and sustainable viticulturist practices, we have developed the farm over the past thirty years, winning numerous awards for our vineyards and our hand-crafted wines. Our credo, "simple, natural, quality", pervades our thinking across all parts of the business; simple, be it architecture, label design or the way we approach decisions; natural, be it the farming practices we use, the wine making process itself, or the replanting of indigenous fynbos throughout the farm; quality, be it of the grapes we produce, the wines we vinify, the gourmet sushi we offer or the human relationships we foster on and off the farm.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Linda Whitfield
4 contributions
Glenwood Vineyards deliver on excellent sudhi
May 2021 • Friends
Just the best sushi in ages sitting amongst the vineyards of Glenwood, up in the hills of Franschhoek- this is really worth a visit if you are in the area. We ordered a platter of the chef’s sushi special dishes and were more than satisfied- really excellent (we are fussy sushi eaters so when we say excellent it is high praise)
Written 14 May 2021
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Hello Linda, It was an absolute pleasure having you ladies join us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and that we were able to satisfy your sushi standards. We can't wait to have you join us again so we can give you another stellar experience! Kind Regards, Jasmin Swanepoel
Written 16 May 2021
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Michael L
Cape Town, South Africa160 contributions
Outstanding sushi
May 2021 • Friends
I come this way fairly regularly for their white wines. Top notch and not crazily priced. But this time we booked for sushi - which I didn’t know they did- and wow! Amazingly good, putting others in the shade. I’m talking the main players in CPT names not mentioned. Fresh, imaginative and innovative. Sorry about our long wait for food but I guess they were fully booked and rather extended. One star removed for this and other mistakes. We’ll be back.
Written 3 May 2021
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We are so glad you finally came and experienced the full GlenWood experience with our Gourmet sushi. We do apologize for the wait, all our sushi is made fresh and to order which is what makes our sushi so delicious. Here is my email restaurant@glenwoodvineyards.co.za so that you can send me a more detailed feedback in order to improve on our service for your next visit. Thank you for your support and constructive feedback Kind Regards, Jasmin Swanepoel
Written 4 May 2021
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Hodders_12
Johannesburg, South Africa40 contributions
Yummy Sushi & Vino
Apr 2021
Great Sushi and Wine!
Sat inside due to cold weather but had great views of the vineyards and mountains.
The sushi is world class, as good as Willoughbys at the Waterfront.
We tasted the white wines and loved the Grand Duc Semillon.
The service was excellent!
Will definitely return
Written 1 May 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful praise and recognition. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed our fine wines, gourmet sushi and idyllic setting. We look forward to you joining us again for another world class experience. Kind Regards, Jasmin
Written 4 May 2021
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R4E2016
Somerset West, South Africa30 contributions
No wonder they get such great reviews!
Mar 2021
Glenwood is off the beaten track which makes it even more appealing to visit. This wine farm is located in a stunning setting, the wine is out of this world and to top it all we had some fantastic sushi to boot!
I would highly recommend them and most definitely be back!!
Written 7 April 2021
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Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to you visiting us off the beaten track for another memorable GlenWood experience. Many thanks, the GlenWood Team
Written 8 April 2021
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Jon P
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions
What a find !
Mar 2021 • Friends
On the Roberts vlei road you’ll find this gem. Extremely attentive and friendly staff looked after our every desire while we enjoyed sublime sushi Ina boat. A lazy afternoon was spent working through the extensive range of wines culminating in the fantastic 2018 Grand duc Syrah, what a treat. I’ll be back soon with a crowd !
Written 27 March 2021
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Thank you jonpL9775RU for your review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you. We are so glad you enjoyed all our wines and the sushi boats. We look forward to your next visit, thank you for the support. Kind Regards, Jasmin Swanepoel
Written 29 March 2021
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Francois v
Swakopmund, Namibia14 contributions
Amazing sushi with beautiful views
Mar 2021
Amazing sushi.Probably the best sushi i have ever eaten.Super fresh tuna and salmon.Top service with fantastic range of wines at the right price to keep on going.
Beautiful setting amazing views.Will definitely visit again
Written 18 March 2021
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Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our offering of iconic wines, outstanding sushi and excellent service in an amazing setting. We very much look forward to you joining us again. Kind regards,
Written 19 March 2021
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KKQ66
Western Cape, South Africa109 contributions
Such a pity about the owner
Feb 2021 • Family
Maybe we just had a bad experience. We waited 3 hours for our food and the worst is they only had premium priced wines (not the best either) for us to drink while waiting. Food is great. Service is friendly but needs some help. Owner attitude appalling blaming our “ordering skills”. Wont go back. Rather Yama in Franschhoek or Genki in Stellenbosch for sushi.
Written 6 February 2021
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Dear KKQ66, Thank you for your prompt review of your visit to GlenWood last Saturday. Yes, I am afraid that your visit was indeed a bad experience. Let me first respond to the factual inconsistencies in your review: 1. Your review implies that you waited for three hours for your food, which is in fact the time it took for you to order and consume two courses prior to ordering your third, rather than only one. By way of background, we schedule our guests’ arrival times via Dineplan on our website to minimise wait time, given that all our sushi is prepared to order. I understand that your booking was telephonic of which we have no record. Please get back to me if you booked though Dineplan since this will allow me to follow your particular situation up in greater detail. 2. The comment about only having “premium priced wines for us to drink” is a mystery to us since our full range is available to all our guests (Grand Duc, Vigneron’s Selection, GlenWood and Save our Rhinos). I apologise that you found our wines to be “not the best either”. We are very proud of our small range of boutique wines, none of which achieved a score of less than 4½ stars in the 2021 Platter Guide which is exceptional. 3. I do not disown anything that my people might have said to you but please be aware that I am the owner and I was not in the restaurant at any stage during your visit, which makes your review’s heading damaging to my personal standing and misleading to the reader. The miscommunication between you and my people is completely inexplicable. Their role is to deliver top service levels to our guests, including resolving any comments made. It is not clear to me how you reached a standoff situation with them, but we, our other guests and our staff were most distressed by your aggressive and vulgar comments. The choice of language and the tone were well beyond any definition of civility and were completely out of court. We believe that we are more than capable of exceeding your expectations in all respects should you decide to visit us again. Should you do so, please use the booking facility on our website which will assist us to deliver the service levels to which we aspire. Please feel free to contact our General Manager and Cellarmaster, DP Burger, should you wish to pursue this further. Kind regards.
Written 8 February 2021
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Geraldine Stoxk
10 contributions
Wonderful Wine Tasting Experience
Dec 2020 • Family
We went on holiday with our kids and decided to go to Glenwood vineyard. We were really well taking care of. Our plan was to go to 3 vineyards but then ended up only at Glenwood for the whole afternoon. We were really well taken care of.
Wine was delicious and kids love the sushi 🍣
Thank you Glenwood ❤️
We will be back
Written 1 January 2021
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Dear geraldinestock, Thank you for your review of your recent wine tasting (and sushi) experience at GlenWood. I am delighted that you and the family enjoyed the visit, including the kids liking sushi (it sounds as it it might have been their first time!). We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards.
Written 8 February 2021
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prbxtn
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Amazing sushi in an incredible location
Dec 2020 • Friends
We ate at the amazing sushi restaurant at Glenwood a few days ago and it was heaven. The menu is great, and the food was fantastic. Extremely fresh fish, rice done perfectly and a good balance on the menu between traditional and more creative options. The wines are also fabulous. The vineyard has a gorgeous location and a nicely non-pretentious vibe. We hope to be back soon!
Written 29 December 2020
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Dear prbxtn, Thank you for your enthusiastic review of your recent visit to GlenWood. Your review corresponds directly with the major service delivery factors on which we try to concentrate, so it was a pleasure to receive the review. I will make sure all of our people involved read it as reinforcement for the guest satisfaction we are trying to achieve. Kind regards.
Written 8 February 2021
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Franschhoek-Valley of Dreams
Franschhoek, South Africa63 contributions
Stunning from A to Z - Nature, Wine, Food, Service!
Dec 2020
Glenwood is - without any doubt - one of the reasons why 1 day is not enough for Franschhoek. Many day tourist will probably not get a chance to visit this absolutely stunning wine estate, but that makes it even more spectacular. Once you've decided to drive down the gravel road (which btw isn't so bad), you will immediately get rewarded with the most beautiful scenery and although Franschhoek is not even 15 minutes away, you immerse into a different world. The location is 10 out of 10. You enter Glenwood and leave everything that stressed you out at the gate.
They decided to introduce a menu that one might not expect on such a wine estate - it's sushi and only sushi that is served. But boy, these sushi are absolutely outstanding. There are lightyears between these sushi and those you get in 99% of the other sushi restaurants. The chef is obviously very talented. Service is very friendly and attentive and the owner, who is keeping a close eye on the processes, makes sure that the experience is top notch.
Lastly, a word about their wines: In our understanding, sushi pair better with whites (although Glenwood does make some remarkable reds). But that is definitely not a problem as their Wooded Chardonnay gets 5 out of 5 on Platter year after year. The Unwooded Chardonnay, which we had with our sushi, offers excellent value for the price and is an easy and pleasant companion for a relaxed Sunday lunch.
To sum it up: We feel really sorry for all visitors to Franschhoek who don't get a chance to visit Glenwood. On the other hand, we are also happy that Glenwood managed to preserve that "Hidden Gem" feeling. A very unique place.
Written 27 December 2020
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Dear AshbourneFranschhoek, What an excellent review of what we are about. Many thanks. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards.
Written 28 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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