About the estate

GlenWood is located In the Robertsvlei Valley, close to the village of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. The valley was first proclaimed in the early 1800’s whereafter it was farmed with multiple crops including grapes which were delivered to the local Co-operative for vinification. It was subdivided in 1984 when GlenWood was established on 52ha (128 acres). The farm is surrounded by magnificent indigenous “fynbos”, being part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, and is frequented by a diversity of fauna including duiker, grysbok, caracal, baboons, birdlife and, occasionally, leopard. In addition to its mainstream wine production, GlenWood now also produces small quantities of proteas, including the Blushing Bride, known as The Pride of Franschhoek, which is endemic to the Robertsvlei Valley. GlenWood has always been passionate about preserving this natural environment through the use of sustainable farming and cellar practices and has been awarded the coveted WWF Conservation Champion status.

GlenWood is owned by Alastair Wood who is closely involved in its management with DP Burger, who is the General Manager and Cellar Master. DP belongs to the fourth generation of a widely known and respected Franschhoek family and has been with GlenWood for 32 years, having participated in all aspects of its establishment and growth. Natasha Pretorius is GlenWood’s winemaker who excelled at university and operates under the watchful eye of DP. She has already had numerous wines recognised by wine judges.

Forty percent of GlenWood wines are distributed throughout Southern Africa with the balance being exported to the Northern Hemisphere to be marketed and sold by distributors in each country.

Tripadvisor Certificates of excellence

GlenWood are rated 4.5 out of 5 on Tripadvisor and have received three certificates of excellence in the last three years. Have a look at some of our 290+ reviews.


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