The winery "Glen Carlou Vineyards" is located in the northern area of the Simonsberg in the South African Wine-growing district Paarl near the homonymous city. Originally it was part of the Simonsvley estate, which had become the first Dutch settlers to settle on the Cape in the early 17th century. In the 18th century, the area of today's "Skilpadje" (Dutch turtle) winery was named after a vineyard reminiscent of a turtle shell.In 1985, the farm Lencarlou was taken over by Scottish-born Walter Finlayson and renamed Glen Carlou David performed the craft in Bordeaux Château Margaux as well as in Australia and California had learned. In the meantime, the company was owned by the Swiss company Hess Family Estates,
The total property comprises 108 hectares of which 65 hectares are under vines. There are 60% of the white wine varieties Chardonnay (60%) and Chenin Blanc, as well as to 40% the red wines 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 .. Among the premium wines are mainly the "Chardonnay Reserve" (considered one of the best in South Africa), as well as the Bordeaux blend "Grande Classique" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) and Pinot Noir, which has been distributed in First Class Lufthansa. Every year around 250,000 bottles of wine are produced.
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