About Us

A dynamic and highly motivated team contributes to our success. In combining their spirit of freethinking and enterprise with a mutual pursuit of excellence, they shape the distinctive Glen Carlou personality.

David Finlayson (MD Cellarmaster)
"To create wines in a uniquely South African way and being bold enough to transcend fads and fashion is the challenge. To this end I subscribe to a holistic approach: meticulous care in the vineyard combined with a personal touch in the cellar."

Visitors' Centre
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!

Tasting Hours:
November - March:
Mon-Fri: 8h30 to 16h45
Sat & Sun: 10h00 to 15h00

April - October:
Mon-Fri: 8h30 to 16h45
Sat: 10h00 to 15h00
Sun: closed

Zen Fynbos Garden
A unique feature of our estate is the Zen Fynbos Garden. Here a magnificent array of endemic indigenous fynbos flourishes between ancient rocks and giant boulders, creating an ambience of gentle tranquility and transporting you far away from life’s stresses and strains.

Hess Museum of Contemporary Art
The Cape winelands tourism industry has just been given a boost as an international art destination with the opening of the second exhibition at the Hess Museum of Contemporary Art at the Glen Carlou Winery outside Paarl. The Museum, which opened in 2006, currently has a new exhibition of works by Andy Goldsworthy, Deryck Healey and Ouattara Watts. Restaurant Glen Carlou is proud to announce the opening of their restaurant, Zen, in the newly appointed winery. A tempting selection of cuisine, with both ethnic and international flavours, can be enjoyed under the high wooden beams of the tasting arena or outside on the terrace, offering a panoramic view of vineyard and mountain. 

Museum Hours:
November - March:
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 14:00

April - October
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 14:00

Glen Carlou Vineyards