Wine farm 43/800 is Glen Carlou in Stellenbosch!
I have rated this wine farm experience 4 star.
Glen Carlou was bought over in 1985 by the Hess family who are known for producing world famous beer, water and now also wine since 1844. They have positioned their wine farms to be a destination for fine wine and art and have farms in Australia, USA and Argentina.
ACTIVITIES and OTHER AMENITIES:
- Wine tasting – FREE! Choose 6 wines. There are no bar snacks though.
- Restaurant – fine dining! View the Summer 2017 menu HERE.
- Art Gallery
- Zen garden
WHEN TO GO: All year round but better in the summer.
contact: +27 21 875 5528 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILD/PET FRIENDLY? Not really. There aren’t any jungle gyms and I didn’t see any children when I visited. This is more of a tourist destination. I did however see one dog in the restaurant.
LOCATION: Situated along the R45 in Stellenbosch about a 45 minute drive from Cape Town. Google Map
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Here is my experience:
I stumbled upon this farm whilst driving down the R45 and what a pleasant surprise.
The Pinot Noir is lovely for summer. Best served chilled. It has enjoyable strawberry flavours and a good acidity. Best enjoyed on its own but it would be good with some seared tuna too. R145 a bottle.
On the way out, take a look through the art gallery and gift shop. This Platter’s wine guide is a must have.
So which farm will be next?