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Glen Carlou

Paarl | Design estate

Best For

Families:  5/10 
Friends:  7/10 
Couples:  7/10 

Practical Info

Tasting fees: R25 for the tasting, R50 for the premium range
Onsite: Museum or Art Gallery Gift Shop Restaurant on site Beautiful view

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Open from Monday to Friday 8:30am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

To delight the eye, the wood-beamed tasting room offers panoramic views of the Paarl Valley and the Drakenstein Mountains in the distance. Come to taste the amazing range of Glen Carlou wines, as well as some international wines from the Hess family. And for winelovers, Glen Carlou’s offers a custom-designed cellar with an open-plan inner arena where visitors have the opportunity to gain insight into the vintner’s art.

Did You Know...? Mr Hess owner of Glen Carlou has one of the largest privately owned contemporary art collections in the world. Works from the Hess Collection are to be permanently displayed the Hess Museum situated in Glen Carlou’s wine tasting and art facility.

Wine Maker: Arco Laarman

Established since: 1984

These are the cultivars produced on the estate...

White wines
  • Whites
  • Chardonnay
  • White Blend
Red wines
  • Reds
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Blend
  • Shiraz
Other wines
  • Others
  • Dessert Wine
  • Rosé

On top of that, you'll find the following on the estate...

  • A beautiful view
  • Restaurant: The restaurant
    Open everyday for lunch
  • Art Gallery
  • Gift Shop

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