Wine-tasting with a Difference at Glenelly Estate

Wine-tasting with a Difference at Glenelly Estate

Head to Glenelly in Stellenbosch for a day of wine-ing, touring, and browsing.

There’s always been a strong French influence in the Stellenbosch culinary scene, and in the Glenelly Estate we have a wine farm steeped in sacred French wine-making traditions.

When May de Lencquesaing, former owner of French winery Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, came to Stellenbosch in 2003, she was impressed by the terroir of the 128 hectares Glenelly farm. So, she decided to buy the farm and invest in its winemaking potential. Suffice to say, her conviction and investment paid off, and the farm has since won numerous awards and accolades.

If you’re curious to find out more, why not make a day of wine-tasting in Stellenbosch followed by a guided cellar tour. Ms Lencquesaing’s impressive glass collection (comprising antique and modern pieces) also deserves to be seen.

The tasting room is open daily, and offers guests the opportunity to enjoy award-winning wines paired with flavourful dishes. The glass museum, which provides a glimpse into 2000 years worth of glassmaking, is open every day except Monday. Guests are welcome to visit the Vine Bistro following the tour, where they can enjoy a French-inspired dining experience on the terrace overlooking the vineyards, or inside by the warm fireplace during winter months.

Opening times 
Tasting Room
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10am – 6pm
Thursday – Saturday, 10am – 7pm
Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Glass Museum
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
Sunday, 10am – 3pm




Glenelly Wine Estate – Stellenbosch
Glenelly Cellars, Lelie Street Stellenbosch


021 809 6446


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Time of publication: 18 July 2017

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