GlenWood's Award-Winning Wines11/09/2017
We are really excited to be welcoming GlenWood Vineyards' winemaker, DP Burger, to our Shropshire Tasting Rooms this Friday evening. DP will be hosting a food and wine pairing that will feature six of GlenWood’s wines.
For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, email us on [email protected]
A brief history of GlenWood Vineyards
GlenWood started it's history as a general farm in 1811 in the Roberstvlei area of Franschhoek. In 1986, Alastair Wood purchased the GlenWood property. His farming dream was to produce wine.
“This property immediately attracted me because, not only was it suitable for farming grapes to make quality wine, but it also gave me a wonderful sense of being at the very heart of nature while still being close to the village”, Alastair said.
DP joined the team shortly thereafter and spearheaded the property's development over the following twelve years, until the farm was fully planted.
The farm's 30 hectares consists of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot and Shiraz. Semillon was chosen due to it's traditional link with Franschhoek. The other cultivars naturally suit the valley’s terroir.
Follow this link for a comprehensive list of GlenWood's wines stocked by Hard To Find Wines.
Awards gained in 2017
Below is a table showing the awards GlenWood's wines have received during 2017. You can learn more about GlenWood's achievements and their award-winning wines on their website.
All decisions taken at GlenWood are processed through a simple grid of Simple, Natural, Quality.
Simplicity governs taste, design, architecture, business decision, production and so on. In simple terms, the team will always err toward focussing on the basics.
From viticulture practices to winemaking materials and techniques, GlenWood prefers eco-friendly, natural approaches. They are also deeply committed to regenerating and preserving the indigenous Cape flora, fynbos. Learn more about this in our next blog post.
All aspects of the business are underpinned by the concept of quality and this governs every interaction and decision taken at GlenWood, from the cellar to the office to the vineyards.
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