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Address: Exit 47, off the N1 | Simondium Road, Klapmuts, Cape Town Central 7625, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 875 5528
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Glen Carlou's custom-designed cellar features an open-plan inner arena...

Glen Carlou's custom-designed cellar features an open-plan inner arena where visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the vintner's art. To delight the eye, our attractive, wood-beamed tasting room offers panoramic views of the Paarl Valley and the Drakenstein Mountains in the distance. To reward the palate, a variety of memorable wines can be savoured. Visit us soon!

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Modern Vineyards with outstanding food and wine!

Unlike most wine farms in the area Glen Carlou is modern and really well appointed. The whole feel of the place is one of luxury and that is mirrored with thier wines which really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
RobFisherSA
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Durban

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Durban
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike most wine farms in the area Glen Carlou is modern and really well appointed. The whole feel of the place is one of luxury and that is mirrored with thier wines which really are special. I am a red wine fan and the taste testing was a real treat! Because we flew to CT we didn't buy wine to... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stopped at Glen Carlou for some wine tasting and have decided to have lunch there. Food is really good and service amazing. Staff is friendly and ambiance great. You can either sit indoor or outdoor with a beautiful view on the vineyards I highly recommend their Glen Carlou Single vineyard wine # BonAppetit

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Thank Chrissharb
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We tried one of their wines when in knysna so decided to drop in for a tasting and buy some bottles. Really nice place, high end finishes. We sat on the balcony with great views! My fiancé and I sat on the balcony and tasted about 6 different wines each and there was no charge for the tasting. Some really... More 

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Thank Jgilb82
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We were very excited to go to Glen Carlou as we had heard much about it. We are frequent wine tasters yet the sommelier was terribly judgemental, made us feel like absolute amateurs, was very patronising, cold and extremely unfriendly. The wines are good and the view is amazing but with the atmosphere and pretentiousness we will not be going... More 

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Thank CapeTownChristie
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were on our way home from another estate in the area when we decided to stop at Glen Carlou. It was late in the day on a Sunday so we were not expecting too much success on the place being open but it was and the staff were very receptive and attentive. We did have two small children in... More 

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Thank MurrayMilne
Tampa, Florida, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We were there right after they opened on a Monday morning. Crystal was very helpful and did a personal tasting of their great wines. A beautiful winery.

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Thank jhwwre
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Went for lunch, on a magnificent day initially requested to be seated inside the restaurant but as it was a usually warm day we sat outside and took in the magnificent view. Service was good, all knowledgeable regarding the menu. Starters, different I had the cauliflower soufflé, not what I was expecting but excellent. Mains we had Spring bok loin... More 

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Thank Gingerlyn640
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Glen Carlou is one of my favorite wineries in this region. I had not been in years so during this trip, we stopped in. It was as lovely an experience as always. The woman that poured our wine chatted with us for a long time and it felt like we had met a new friend when we left. She was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 920 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Glen Carlou Vineyards are a beautiful winery a pleasant scenic drive out of Cape Town Central. The estate is located on a beautiful site and the wine tasting & restaurant are excellent. Lovely

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Thank Ibadanboy
Cape Town, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing experience! The view is stunning - set on a hill overlooking the beautiful vineyards with Paarl rock and mountains in the distance. The food is outstanding - especially the Pork Belly. Service was impeccable and the wine is divine to top it all off! Definitely recommend the Merlot- easy drinking wine and the Viognier was our... More 

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