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Glenwood Vineyards

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Address: Robertsvlei Road | Robertsvlei Valley, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2044
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
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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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Your first impressions of driving along the entrance is wow how very nice. We wine tasted and had lunch, three starters for 2 people is a great idea with a lovely bottle of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Dover, United Kingdom
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Dover, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Your first impressions of driving along the entrance is wow how very nice. We wine tasted and had lunch, three starters for 2 people is a great idea with a lovely bottle of unoaked Chardonnay to go with it whilst you sit under the trees admiring the view with not a care in the world.the service was good and the... More 

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

Dear Astrabod, we very much appreciated your complimentary review of your visit to Glenwood and it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you. We look forward to hosting you on your return visit before you leave for home. Kind regards. More 

west yorkshire uk
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84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rural setting for this boutique wine farm with stunning views. Excellent wines and informative host hot tasting - Chardonnay excellent. Topped off with an excellent lunch and an order for uk wine delivery. What's not to like

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

Dear wedderburn, Many thanks for visiting Glenwood, as out-of-the-way as it is, and for your enthusiastic review. We were delighted that you enjoyed our location (we are very lucky!) our wines (particularly the Chardonnay), and the lunch. We trust that you will have happy memories when you are sipping the wines back in the UK. Kind regards. More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Excellent wine tasting with Ilse , detailed explanation of each wine and excellent quality they were . Lunch was very tasty we had three dishes to share , Calamari , Hallumi and the salad all beautiful and excellent value . Great views from table under the trees . One of the best winery visits we have had .

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1 Thank PJLP
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear PJLP, Many thanks for your visit to Glenwood and your enthusiastic review of your experience.We will close the loop with Ilse who, I know, will be very appreciative of your comments. I am pleased that you found the combination of excellent wines, tasty food to share and the beautiful location as enjoyable as you did. We look forward to... More 

Berlin, Germany
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just to start with setting the right expectations: I am not commenting on their wines here, I did that on vivino, which in my mind is the right platform. Here I am just commenting on service. And there is not a lot to say... ...the staff was arrogant, slow and unfriendly. They didn't answer questions, they didn't even listen to... More 

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Thank Chrispe1
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Chrispe1, Thank you for your review of your visit to Glenwood two days ago. I appreciated your comments on our venue and wines but was obviously disappointed by your comments on the service you received during the tasting. I assure you that we aim to achieve excellence across the board but that we have obviously not yet reached that... More 

Botswana
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The setting underneath big trees is very nice with a great view. We started with the tasting which was good but a little bit forced. Afterwards we had lunch, the food was really good but the service bad and not attentive.

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

Dear Katrijn, thank you for your review of your recent visit to Glenwood. I am pleased that you enjoyed the tasting and the food but apologise for the service not being up to standard. I can only assure you that we are very conscious of the risk of slow service at this time of year and have put in place... More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We went for a wine tasting here and it was fantastic . The wines were superb and we ended up arranging for a delivery back in the uk . This is a smaller estate than many in franschhoek but we simply loved their attention to detail and the fact that the batches are produced in small quantities. A lovely garden... More 

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Thank debs086
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear debs086, our team really appreciated your enthusiastic review of your visit to Glenwood yesterday and the wines in particular. As a boutique winery, your review and others like it are incredibly important to us in helping us become known among potential visitors to Franschhoek. I know we were very busy yesterday so am really pleased also that you felt... More 

London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We started our day off here and was so impressed, for a smaller vineyards it really worth a visit. Upon attending I disliked Chardonnay wines upon leaving after tasting their i am now a lover !! I wish I had room in my case to have purchased and these were some of the best we tasted - really worth the... More 

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Thank DJC80x
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear DJC80x, Our team very much appreciated your complimentary review of your recent visit to Glenwood. You are by no means the first "Anything But Chardonnay" guest whom we have hosted and who has left with a new-found love for Chardonnay. You did not say which of the three styles you appreciated most, either the Unoaked, the Vigneron's Selection or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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1 Thank Lin G
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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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 

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