Our winery was designed to be practical, from receiving of grapes through primary production processes to the bottling line and warehouse storage areas. An underground cellar was built into the mountainside to benefit from ideal conditions for wine maturation. It currently holds 2 500 assorted French and American oak barrels.

The first wines were made in 1988 using somewhat unorthodox facilities and equipment – as that year Chardonnay was made in insulated shipping containers fitted with air conditioning! These days modern cellar facilities and contemporary practises are in use to guide grapes to become complex yet elegantly distinctive wines. Nomblot eggs, assorted sizes of stainless-steel tanks, distinctive steam-bent oak barrels, two different presses, a sorting table and the option of small-batch whole bunch pressing, all provide an array of choices for the winemaking team to maximise each harvest

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Complimentary wine tasting and VIP treatment for you, your partner and two friends when you visit our winery. A 15% discount on all wine purchases. Members only discount on selected Glen Carlou wines communicated to you throughout the year Invitation to members only events.

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