Glenwood Vineyards

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

Glenwood Vineyards
4.5
Mountains • Wineries & Vineyards • Valleys
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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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.
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HansAtCoCo
Constantia, South Africa11 contributions
Imaginative sushi with the best ingredients and artful presentation, but unfortunately at an extremely high price. Perhaps acceptable to Europeans, but a real investment in a gourmet experience for South Africans. The wines are quite nice but overpriced and at the most medium quality for the Franschhoek wine region.
Written 15 June 2022
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Dear HansAtCoCo, Thank you for your visit and feedback which, as specific as it was, allows us to review and confirm our current approaches. We appreciate your comments on our sushi and we do assure you that our pricing takes into account other comparative offerings and that, in our view, we are not out of line price-wise as you suggest. We cannot comment on your view of the price of our wines since this is such a subjective judgement, but assure you that our markups are well below others which one encounters in restaurants. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards,
Written 21 June 2022
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Lourens-Esterhuyse
Cape Town, South Africa134 contributions
Enjoyed great wine and were served by the wine makers daughter, well she know her wines and very friendly and are a good ambassador for the wines.
Written 29 May 2022
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Dear Lourens-Esterhuyse, Thank you very much for the excellent review of your visit to GlenWood and for your complimentary remarks about our winemaker’s daughter. She is indeed very knowledgeable and will be delighted to receive the feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards,
Written 7 June 2022
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Kurt R
Pittsburgh, PA598 contributions
Glenwood is a bit off of the beaten path from Franschhoek, so you have to make the effort to go there. In our opinion, it is worth it for the sushi.
My wife chose Glenwood so that we could have some lunch while we tried the wine, and had heard good things about the sushi. The property is more remote than some other in the area, which can be a nice break. The menu offers a wide variety of sushi options, and we each chose a few different rolls. The service was prompt and friendly and we each truly enjoyed the food we ordered.
The wines were ok, but the sushi was the highlight of our visit here.
Written 10 April 2022
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Dear KurtR1708, Many thanks for visiting Glenwood and for your positive feedback. Yes, we are indeed "a bit off the beaten track" but we feel that this contributes to the ambience and tranquility which is complimented by our beautiful, natural surroundings. We are delighted that you and your wife enjoyed the sushi and look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit our area. Kind regards.
Written 11 April 2022
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Mandy Murray
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Took the road less traveled and was pleasantly surprised by this gem of a wine farm, and the added spoil of gourmet sushi under the oak trees, we will definitely be back
Written 27 February 2022
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Dear Ms. Murray, Thank you for your excellent review and we are delighted that you ‘took the road less travelled’ to discover us. Moreso, we are excited that you had an amazing experience at GlenWood and we definitely await your next visit. Kind regards,
Written 28 February 2022
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Thabang Segaecho
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Friends
Amazing venue with breathtaking views backed by superb service to match! I will most certainly be coming back and bringing my friends with. I had a ball. Thank you so much
Written 22 February 2022
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Hi Thabang, It was a pleasure hosting you during your short visit to GlenWood over the weekend. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and, particularly, for it being so enthusiastic. We look forward to your next visit with your friends. Siyabulela.
Written 23 February 2022
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Khombs
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Couples
Spectacular wines and wonderful setting were a truly amazing combination. Friendly staff. Knowledgeable
Written 21 February 2022
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Dear Khombs, Thank you for your excellent review and we are delighted that you had an amazing experience at GlenWood. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Kind regards,
Written 22 February 2022
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zitavskeho
Prague, Czech Republic539 contributions
We had wonderful sushis the first time we came "à la carte". The 2nd time we took the menu and were a little disappointed compared to the 1st time, so would recommend to chose selectively. The tuna or salmon salad are really excellent. This is a bit an off-the-main-track place you should not miss. We also did the wine tasting.
Written 27 December 2021
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Dear Vitavskeho Thank you for visiting GlenWood and for your complimentary comments which are very much appreciated. Just for the record, as you correctly point out, we are indeed a bit off the main track but find that this suits our unique ambience of tranquility, natural beauty and personal service. We look forward to hosting you again.
Written 28 December 2021
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ErikaMcC
Franschhoek, South Africa253 contributions
Family
The best sushi in Franschhoek! Nearly as good as Willoughbys. Amazing service and the staff are all stars. Great wines and the most divine views.
Written 26 December 2021
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Dear Erika, Thank you for your high praise of us being "the best sushi in Franschhoek" which was our initial goal. Now for the next target you mention which we will set as our 2022 goal! We are most appreciative of your ongoing support during 2021 and we very much look forward to hosting you in 2022. All the best to you and yours for the Festive Season. Kind regards.
Written 28 December 2021
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Louise
the netherlands289 contributions
Had a lunch in the beautifull garden. Lovely views on the mountains. Sushi tasted very well. The chef's specials are very tastefull.
Written 13 December 2021
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Dear Bart S, Thank you for the excellent review of your recent visit to GlenWood to enjoy our Gourmet Sushi. Our Master Sushi Chef, Lungani Ntuli, is an absolute magician, particularly in relation to his "specials". In addition to the sushi, we are pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful location. Regards
Written 16 December 2021
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John W
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
We went for winetasting and our hosts from the guesthouse had told us about the new sushi Restaurant at Glenwood. It was indeed amazing, very good quality sushi and the nice thing was that the winemaker came to the table himself to make sure everything was in order. He even had time to chat to us. Glenwood is very nicely located, you don't see any other buildings when sitting outside on the amazing terrace.
It was not busy at all which was great, we loved that the winetram goes not there as we don't like big groups of people coming in, being noisy.
The wines are fabulous, our faviorite is the wooded Chardonnay.
Written 23 November 2021
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Dear JohnP-WR, Many thanks for your great review of your visit to Glenwood yesterday. We are delighted that you enjoyed what we have to offer, being: top quality sushi, top quality wines, idyllic views, tranquility and personal service. Please pass on our thanks to your guest house for having referred you. Regards.
Written 24 November 2021
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  • Wed - Sun 11:00 - 15:30