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Nestled high in the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains, looking northwards towards Paarl, lies Glen Carlou Vineyards.

Established in 1985 by celebrated wine maker Walter Finlayson, Glen Carlou has already developed a reputation among connoisseurs both here and abroad for its exquisite wines.

Although still a relative newcomer, Glen Carlou's wines are much sought after.

From January 1996, we are associated with one of the most prestigious celars in California, Hess Collection Winery.

Only those cultivars best suited to the climate and soil type, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Chardonnay, have been planted. At present, the vineyards cover some 39 ha.
  • Glen Carlou
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