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Address: Exit 47, off the N1, Cape Town Central 2004, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 875 5528
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting

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My favourite wines in South Africa

After trying and loving the Chardonnay a couple of years ago, I was excited to visit the estate for lunch and to try the rest of the wines on offer. I have to say there was not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Steve M
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Perth
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Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I took a party of 14 people for lunch today at this beautiful venue. The staff attending to our table Anthony in particular was excellent. However here comes the bad news--------- The food took ages and ages to arrive and the lunch eventually took two hours. We gave up and cancelled the desert It is such a pity that these... More 

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Perth
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

After trying and loving the Chardonnay a couple of years ago, I was excited to visit the estate for lunch and to try the rest of the wines on offer. I have to say there was not a single average wine. They were all delicious but my favourites are of course the classic Chardonnay and the Petit Verdot Tannat. The... More 

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goshen CT
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Glen Carlou is a modern structure -- quite unlike the white Cape Dutch architecture of most wineries in the area. Excellent tasting with knowledgeable servers. Views. First rate dining. And then there is the gallery of modern art. And below that is a room filled with ovoid concrete wine casks -- quite unlike anything we saw elsewhere. Definitely worth a... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Three friends did wine tasting and me as non alchol user and 80 year old lady wanted capucinno outside at one of all ten empty tables but were unfriendly and abruptly refuses. It was 1120 and tables reserved for lunch. Surely not all ten tables will be occupied and when we left at twelve it still was not!! Rude ubfriendly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stunning views and delicious wine at very reasonable prices. The best part was having Janine talk us through the tasting. She was knowledgeable and social and it felt like chatting to and getting to know a new friend over a good glass of wine. To the owner and senior management of the estate, she's superb with your guests.

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Randburg, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I absolutely adore the wine tasting venue at Glen Carlou. The wine is fantastic, tasting room staff are knowledgeable and the view from the venue is magic. Plan to spend some time there, tasting wine and then buy a bottle of your favourite and enjoy it on the balcony. We've only had a meal at the restaurant once but it... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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