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Glen Carlou Vineyards

Exit 47, off the N1, Cape Town Central 2004, South Africa
+27 21 875 5528
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Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Tasting is done around a nice bar, which is part of the restaurant Wonderful full-bodied wines. Interesting tasting notes. Tasting was free (dont know if it is standard) and service was good. Merlot 2011 4/5 stars Grand Classique 2010 5/5 stars Petit verdot 2009 5/5 stars Well worth the stop!

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Northern Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Went for lunch and enjoyed every minute. The food accompanied with selected wine was fantastic. Sitting on the terrace overlooking the wine estate enjoying good food, wine and good service. A perfect lunch.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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119 reviews 119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Glen Carlou vineyards recently. The young man who conducted our wine tasting was knowledgeable and pleasant and all the wines we tasted were of a very high standard. The added bonus is that the gorgeous thatched visitor centre has lovely views of Paarl and the surroundings. The restaurant menu looked good, but as... More

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Wayne, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Glen Carlou was an incredible afternoon for us- the destination is gorgeous and the inside of their modern building is beautiful. I went here before I had much knowledge about wine, but for being a novice I was very happy with the selection and information we were provided. The pours were generous and I would recommend this to anyone who... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Hey, yes the Soulman loooooove wines and good food! This is a most place to stop by, have lunch and taste the wonderful wines of Glen Carlou followed by a visit of the exquisite art expo. Not your typical cape style vinery, more modern Africa meets classical winemaking meets the modern art of the world! My third visit and definitively... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I love Glen Carlou's wines and it is indeed one of my favourite lunch destinations when friends are visiting. Choose from the a la carte menu, enjoy the views overlooking the valley...and don't forget to make a turn in their contemporary gallery! Everything is modern and open, a rather pleasant change from all the Cape Dutch traditional farms.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Found this winery almost by chance while driving in the Klapmutts area.Tating room and restaurant are in an attractive building with elevated views of the surrounding countryside and there is an outdoor terrace for sunny days.I tasted 5 wines and all were pretty good and the staff were friendly,helpful and knowledgeable.We didn't eat there but the restaurant menu looked good... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

A modern building looking towards the Paarl Mountains. The tasting was OK, but the staff seemed to be short on knowledge on the different wines. We stayed for lunch which was OK, but nothing special

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Strand, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

I do lots of wine farm educationals and enjoy the awesome views of the various farms from different angles. But this one has the most beautiful views of the Paarl Mountain range and a spectacular view of the vineyards from the dining room where my family and I enjoyed one of the best tasting blesbokkie shank..slwo cooked over several hours..... More

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I have been to many wine estates and wine tastings in the Cape and i must say, this is one of my new favourites. I will definately go back again. The tasting room looks good and feels good. It has a stunning view over the vines and onto the mountains. The wine tasting staff do a great job and know... More

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