Based in Simondium Paarl, Glen Carlou is world renowned for quality wines, delighting in doing the ordinary extraordinarily well. The perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the views, the peace and quiet, and a nice glass of wine.
As you enter you are greeted with incredible views in a stylish, modern setting. As you opt for a wine tasting, you might want to make a reservation at their restaurant or pop into the art gallery. All of these elements combine will bring you an excellent experience.
Taste five wines for only R50
GLEN CARLOU PETITE CHARDONNAY 2020
This wine is as vibrant as the label. Light in style with a delightful, vibrant notes of lemon and stone fruit. The palate opens up to a fresh, clean minerality on the aftertaste.
An ideal pairing with freshly caught line fish with a squeeze of lemon. Its fresh characters are a delightful complement to the fresh flavours of seafood and spring vegetables.
GLEN CARLOU UNWOODED CHARDONNAY 2019
A balance of ripe peach and floral aromas. This wine has an abundance of peach and pineapple flavours delivering a fresh wine.
A charmingly textured wine is created from the extended and continual lees contact during the fermentation process in clay cement Nomblot eggs. The wine remained in the egg for 6 months before stabilising, filtering and bottling.
GLEN CARLOU CHARDONNAY 2020
Vibrant and fresh with hints of tropical fruit, citrus and balanced oak.it has distinctive fresh citrus characters with green apple and pear notes are present on the nose and palate. The extended aftertaste is elegant and is supported by crisp acid and finely grained tannins.
GLEN CARLOU PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2020
This Pinot Noir Rosé shows an opulent bouquet of raspberry, tropical fruits and citrus. Refreshing and vibrant, with red berry flavours, rose petal undertones and a crisp, almost guava mouth-full, from entry to finish. The palate is balanced with hints of lime followed by a round minerality and firm length.
GLEN CARLOU COLLECTION CHENIN BLANC 2019
Made from 50-year-old bush vine fruit grown under dryland conditions in the Swartland. Aromas of stone fruit, cashew nuts and jasmine on the nose. A rich and full-bodied mouthfeel leads to an extended aftertaste with hints of tangerine and citrus fruits.
GLEN CARLOU COLLECTION SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019
From a single vineyard, dry-land bush vine block in the Groenekloof ward of Darling. This wine shows great complexity with green fig and pear notes with a hint of cut grass on the nose and follows through to the full textured palate. The silky feeling of the beautifully balanced mouthfeel is complemented by a line of natural acidity and a long aftertaste.
GLEN CARLOU COLLECTION VERDELHO 2018
Verdelho originated in Portugal. The grapes for this wine come from a single small single vineyard within the greater Paarl region and were hand harvested. Golden straw in colour. Aromas of flowers, mango and melon. The flavours are full and complex, many layers and a great mouthfeel.
GLEN CARLOU PINOT NOIR 2020
Harmony of fine fruit nuances and floral notes. Earthy tones and almond aromas provide complexity. Pleasantly soft on the palate with silky tannins.
GLEN CARLOU SYRAH 2019
It has a distinctive flavour of blackcurrant and sweet cherry combined with a subtle floral violet fragrance and sundried herbs. The Syrah has finely grained tannins with fresh natural acidity and a silky textured mouthfeel.
GLEN CARLOU PETITE CLASSIQUE 2019
This blend of Malbec and Merlot is beautifully silky with soft tannins and a long layered finish. Dark chocolate, blackcurrant, and almond flavours frame a smooth mouthfeel. The nose entices with vibrant berry and plum aromas.
GLEN CARLOU COLLECTION GRENACHE NOIR 2019
The palate is smooth and soft with beautiful berry fruit that lingers. An elegant tannin structure rounds off this accessible wine.
GLEN CARLOU COLLECTION CABERNET FRANC 2018
Vibrant red fruit combined with plum and vanilla undertones and hints of tobacco leaf and bell pepper, seamlessly intermingle on this distinctive wine. The palate is brimming with dark fruit and peppermint chocolate; refined tannins and a velvety touch lead to a long aftertaste.
An absolutely stunning wine, complete with balance and sophisticated elegance.
GLEN CARLOU COLLECTION PINOTAGE 2019
This wine displays notes of graphite and dark berry fruits, with subtle supportive oak undertones of heady and evocative Asian spices and black olive notes.
With a supple tannin frame and a core of minerality, this full-bodied complex wine has a beautiful balance between fruit and oak showcasing a structure that will allow it to age extremely well.
The restaurant and tasting room at Glen Carlou is cool and spacious with high ceilings and wooden beams, with big glass windows opening to panoramic views. The restaurant serves up simple, beautifully prepared dishes inspired by seasonal produce.
Friday to Monday – 12noon to 4pm
Phone: +27 21 875 5528
They are a brilliant choice if you feel like good wine and uncomplicated food featuring sustainable sourced and ethically grown produce, with scenery to match.
*Please show your support by visiting their site online and place your wine order. All orders placed during the liquor ban will be delivered once it has been lifted.*
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