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Glenwood Vineyards

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Address: Robertsvlei Road | Robertsvlei Valley, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2044
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GlenWood is a very special place. Located in the little-known valley of...

GlenWood is a very special place. Located in the little-known valley of Robertsvlei, a few kilometers from Franschhoek, close to Cape Town, the farm is surrounded by aspects of outstanding natural beauty.

Using only the best materials and sustainable viticulturist practices, we have developed the farm over the past twenty seven years, winning numerous awards for our vineyards and our hand-crafted wines.

Our credo, "simple, natural, quality", pervades our thinking across all parts of the business; simple, be it architecture, label design or the way we approach decisions; natural, be it the farming practices we use, the wine making process itself, or the replanting of indigenous fynbos throughout the farm; quality, be it of the grapes we produce, the wines we vinify, or the human relationships we foster on and off the farm.

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Cellar Tour

We visited in November - a warm sunny day which made our trip our there even better as it's so beautiful! We did the cellar tour with Zinaschke Steyn - she was excellent, very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lin G
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in November - a warm sunny day which made our trip our there even better as it's so beautiful! We did the cellar tour with Zinaschke Steyn - she was excellent, very knowledgeable, very friendly and really took time to answer our questions. The tour was leisurely - we didn't feel rushed at all. The wines are delicious... More 

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AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Lin G, Many thanks for your positive review of Glenwood. We are delighted that you enjoyed the natural beauty, our wines and the cellar tour. I am particularly pleased that you enjoyed our Noblesse, Sauterne-like, sweet wine. This has been an experiment for us over the last five years culminating in the first release this year with great success.... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our host in Ashbourne House Guest House recommended this bistro. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth a visit. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery with fantastic views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The food and wine were delicious . I had the most amazing fresh salad with every imaginable ingredient. The service was very friendly... More 

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Thank MargaretS186460
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi MargaretS186460, Many thanks for your excellent review of Glenwood. I could not have summarised our offering more accurately than you have done - it is so important for us that you perceived it in exactly that same way. Please remember us when you have returned to the Northern Hemisphere winter and visit us again when you are next in... More 

Hamburg, Deutschland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place, off from the center and main road but worth to try. Placed in the middle of the vynjards, nice and quiet and great food and wine. Excellent service. Great for wine tasting or lunch.

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Thank Wolfgang55_13
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Wolfgang55_13, Many thanks for your very complimentary and enthusiastic review of Glenwood. Your description will appeal to other travellers like yourself who enjoy the natural beauty, quietness and quality food and wine, and who are exactly the people whom we very much enjoy hosting. Please visit us again when you are next in South Africa. Kind regards. More 

warwickshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a most enjoyable afternoon with wine tasting and a cheese platter at Glenwood.we are from the UK and took our friends from Paarl.we enjoyed it so much we stayed for an excellent lunch.the location,food,wine and service are so good.it is off the main road but well worth the visit.i would definately recommend this vineyard and our friends from Paarl... More 

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AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear guernsey1, many thanks for your enthusiastic review of Glenwood. We are, of course, delighted that you and your friends enjoyed the afternoon so much and that they will be returning for a second visit. Let's hope that you will also be back during your next trip to South Africa. Kind regards. More 

Malvern, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited today as we had experienced a Glenwood wine in a local restaurant. Estate is in a stunning location. The delightful staff happily moved a table so we could sit in the sun while tasting. Each wine was well described and we were given ample time to really enjoy it before moving on. Loved the Vigneron's selection and the Shiraz.... More 

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Thank mabel98
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Mabel98, Many thanks for your complimentary review of your visit to Glenwood. We were delighted that you enjoyed the location, our wines, the informal atmosphere and the personal attention you received. There will be plenty more sunny afternoons and we hope you will use the opportunity to visit us again. Kind regards. More 

Kleinostheim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great location for a Light lunch. Sitting in this wonderful Garden was a pleasure and the food and service is very good. The price for the food is a bit higher .... but in total you get good value for your money. And The price for the wine is very reasonable .... I recommend a nice, cold Glenwood Cabernet... More 

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Thank Mausi72
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Mausi72, Thank you for your enthusiastic review of your visit to Glenwood a few days ago. You have exactly described the "package" that we try to offer our guests, namely, a beautiful environment, personal service, quality food and wines, and value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to be away from mainstream and have a wonderful view while tasting good wine then go to Glenwood! Also lunch is good, only missing a bit variety. In our eyes, the Chardonnay, Selection and Shiraz are very good vine for the money. Hope that the vinery stays special...

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Thank Bernd K
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Bernd K, many thanks for visiting Glenwood and for your enthusiastic review of our wines and the vistas. We are indeed very lucky to enjoy such a perfect location, yet be so close to the village of Franschhoek. I assure you that we will do whatever it takes to "stay special" and we look forward to your next visit.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We shared a tasting platter for 2, paired with 4 Glenwood wines, a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot 2014 and a Merlot/Shiraz. The Chardonnay Grand Duc 2013 is particularly excellent, as is the Merlot

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Thank LJSJhb
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Many thanks, LJSJhb, for your prompt and positive review of your visit to Glenwood. As you noted, our "off the main road" location results in the majority of our guests being those who have either enjoyed our wines previously or read about our wine awards all of whom are most welcome of course. I am pleased that you enjoyed our... More 

Cape Town
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

While searching for a nice spot for lunch we came across Glenwood - and immediately decide to book. We Loved "Off the Beaten Track" road leading to GlenWood and beautiful mountain views. When we arrived we were surprised how lovely the estate was. Vineyards surrounding the the main building, views of mountains, ponds, trees - so peaceful and beautiful. Outside... More 

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Thank JPATCapeTown
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi JPATCapeTown, Many thanks for your enthusiastic review of your visit to Glenwood. We can only agree with your description of our wonderful environment - we are very lucky indeed. It has been our challenge to deliver a top quality experience to our guests which matches the stunning location, and it sounds from your review that we are being successful... More 

cape town
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

went today for a cheeseboard -r180 and wine tasting r60 its a hidden gem with helpful and knowledeable staff will definately return for a meal

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Thank capetownhuggy
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Thanks, capetownhuggy, for your short, enthusiastic review of Glenwood. We are indeed fortunate having such a beautiful location and we look forward to your next visit to enjoy a meal with us. Kind regards. More 

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