About Glen Carlou
Glen Carlou’s vineyards are located less than 15 minutes from Stellenbosch. Our 145-hectare property falls within the Simonsberg-Paarl region of South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Of the current 31 blocks planted, reaching up to 230m above sea level, each is nurtured according to its own unique location. Our vineyards benefit from the cold Southern wind, which blows off False Bay. This almost daily phenomenon enables our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to grow particularly well as the cooler night temperatures preserve the grapes’ natural acids and all-important pH levels.
Significant investments have been made in the vineyards since 2016 with the change in ownership of the property, back into South African hands. Extensive soil mapping was completed to embrace precision farming further. Amongst several innovative and data driven practices undertaken, was the installation of soil probes. These read the soil moisture content back to Marius every 30-minutes. With this advanced approach to soil science there is a direct link to water and electricity cost savings as irrigation is reduced.
IN THE CELLAR @ OUR WINERY
Our winery was designed to be practical, from receiving grapes through primary production processes to the bottling line and warehouse storage areas. An underground cellar was built into the mountainside to benefit from ideal conditions for wine maturation. It currently holds 2 500 assorted French and American oak barrels.
Restaurant @ Glen Carlou
Experience incomparable views at Glen Carlou whilst enjoying seasonal lunch menus featuring sustainable sourced and ethically grown produce.
Gallery @ Glen Carlou
The Gallery houses a collection of contemporary, pop and modern art by South African artists. Mediums are as diverse as installation, photography, contemporary embroidery and ceramics contrast with more traditional painting and sculpture.