Nestled in the idyllic valley of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Glenelly winery is an exceptional destination for wine enthusiasts around the globe. With its stunning scenery and rich heritage, it’s a place where the old-world charm meets new-world innovation, producing some of the most delectable wines South Africa has to offer.
Glenelly was founded in 2003 by May de Lencquesaing, an iconic figure in the wine industry. May decided to purchase the estate, at the age of 78, after a lifetime of promoting French wines, particularly those from her château in Pauillac. With a deep belief in the potential of South African wine, she transformed the former fruit farm into a world-class winery - a place where French heritage meets South African soil.
The winery is renowned for its elegant Bordeaux-styled red and white wines. With the seamless fusion of traditional and modern winemaking practices, each bottle from Glenelly offers a unique experience, The landscape itself is breathtaking - rolling vineyards nestled against a dramatic mountain backdrop, with expansive views over False Bay. Indeed, to visit Glenelly is to experience the union of nature, art, and wine in an unforgettable setting.
Embedded in Glenelly’s DNA is the symbiosis of wine and gourmet food. The Vine Bistro, on estate grounds, provides patrons with a delightful projection of classic French cuisine with a South African twist, All ingredients are sourced locally, celebrating the bounty of the Stellenbosch region.
From the glass museum boasting an exquisite collection of antique glass to masterfully crafted wines and divine cuisine, the Glenelly Estate truly has it all. A visit here not only satiates the palate but also provides an immersive cultural experience, that is truly one for the books.
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