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Glenwood Vineyards

Robertsvlei Road | Robertsvlei Valley, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2044
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We really enjoyed the simple beauty of this place. The wines were special and we ended buying some... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
wokabaut
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Grand Prairie, Texas
Great boutique wine farm

After the disappointment of our previous wine farms in Franschoek it was a pleasant surprise to... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Brent M
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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Robertsvlei Road | Robertsvlei Valley, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We really enjoyed the simple beauty of this place. The wines were special and we ended buying some of the ones we tasted. Such a restful and peaceful setting.More

Thank wokabaut
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear wokabaut, many thanks for your review of your visit to Glenwood. We are indeed lucky to have such a beautiful and tranquil environment in which to produce wines which are so popular with our guests. We hope you enjoy the wines you bought and...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

After the disappointment of our previous wine farms in Franschoek it was a pleasant surprise to find this little gem. We were welcomed with a smiling face and a very knowledgeable sommelier who was willing to go the extra mile and discuss the grapes, ground...More

1  Thank Brent M
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear Brent M, I am very pleased that you visited Glenwood and that you were well-received, although sorry about your experience on the other Franschhoek farms. We are extremely lucky to have such a beautiful environment in which to live and work and are pleased...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Finally managed to taste most of their highly rated wines, being their Shiraz, Syrah and Chardonnay especially! Get there as quickly as possible and enjoy the amazing view whilst sitting under the old oak trees!

1  Thank HarryJhb
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear HarryJhb, Thank you for your very complimentary review of your recent visit to Glenwood. You have summarised our offering very succinctly and accurately which is reassuring to us and will be of great assistance to others. Kind regards.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Beautiful low key vineyard lovely views, exceptional food and service. The wine was one of the best we tasted, and we tasted quite a few! The owner even came out to introduce himselfMore

Thank Michael C
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Dear Michael C, Many thanks for your very complimentary review of your visit to Glenwood. We were delighted to receive it, particularly since it referred to each of the key aspects of what we offer - ambience/views, and quality wines and food served professionally but...More

Reviewed 25 January 2017

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...More

Thank Astrabod
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

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.

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 likeMore

Thank wedderburner
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2017

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...More

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...More

1  Thank PJLP
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Chrispe1
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

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...More

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.More

Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank debs086
AlastairWood, Owner at Glenwood Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

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....More

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