The "Glen Carlou Vineyards" winery is located in the north of the Simonsberg in South African Wine-growing district Paarl near the city of the same name. It was originally part of the Simonsvley estate, who were the first Dutch settlers to settle on the Cape in the early 17th century. In the 18th century, the area of the current winery "Skilpadje" (Dutch turtle) was named after a vineyard reminiscent of a turtle shell. In 1985, the Lencarlou farm was taken over by Scottish-born Walter Finlayson and renamed to Glen Carlou David performed the craft in Bordeaux Chateau Margaux as well as in Australia and California. In the meantime, the company was owned by the Swiss company Hess Family Estates,
The total property covers 108 hectares, of which 65 hectares are under vines. There are 60% white wine varieties Chardonnay (60%) and Chenin Blanc, as well as 40% the red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, Malbec ( Cot ) Merlot, Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ) Petit Verdot. Pinot Noir, Shiraz ( Syrah ) Tempranillo and Zinfandel cultured. One part is located at the foothills of the Simonsberg, the other part at Tortoise Hill. The premium wines include above all the "Chardonnay Reserve" (considered one of the best in South Africa) and the Bordeaux blend "Grande Classique" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) and the Pinot Noir served in Lufthansa's First Class. Around 250,000 bottles of wine are produced annually.