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The art of glassmaking

Harvest Report 2019

The Vine Bistro recipe and wine pairing


Luke & Maxime visiting China

A perfect pairing with Cabernet Franc

AKAA: Also Known as Africa

Vineyard preparation for harvest 2019

Tasting in Brussels

Glenelly wines achieve top scores!

The evolution of the wine barrel


The 1st Sensory Experience for the Glenelly Wine Club

The Glenelly Wine Club was created for those who share our passion for the art of making fine wines and enjoying it with family and friends. The first of a few exclusive foods and wine pairing dinners was hosted on 5 April 2018.

When Asia comes to Africa

It's been over a year since we unveiled the new tasting room, museum and bistro at Glenelly and we are proud to now host a great many visitors from all over the world. In March, we received large groups from two of Glenelly's key Asian markets: Japan and China.

Pairing Estate Reserve Chardonnay with Salmon Trout

The Vine Bistro’s French Chef, Christophe Dehosse has shared one of his recipes with us. A fillet of fresh salmon trout, vegetable julienne with a beurre blanc sauce.

Harvest Report 2018

The vintage had its challenges, but we are looking forward to bottling fine elegant wines with great fruit and balance.

Celebrating 15 Years of Glenelly!

Close friends and family joined May for a festivity to celebrate 15 years of Glenelly. A highlight of the evening was the unveiling of two new glass pieces: Exoplanete, a contemporary glass sculpture by Czech artist Yan Zoritchak, and an early 19th Century Chinese Vase in rock crystal.

CapeWine 2018

Lady May 2012: A new livery & the launch

“It has always been my dream to craft the finest Cabernet Sauvignon blend outside of France. At the grand age of 78, I finally discovered Glenelly Estate, in the heart of the iconic Stellenbosch, the ideal place for my vision to become reality. Selected from the highest and coolest vineyard slopes

Cape Wine Auction: Wine, Education & Philanthropy

In 2014, a group of South African winemakers launched the Cape Wine Auction in a bid to raise funds and support education in the winelands. It has since become one of the most prestigious wine events internationally.

Luke brought South African flair to London

May’s London based grandsons Nicolas (head of export at Glenelly) and Arthur (head of marketing) decided to bring Luke, Glenelly’s winemaker to visit London. The programme? A series of splendid wine tastings and dinners with top accounts and private wine lovers in England’s capital.

Tasting in Brussels

The second edition of the Belgium Friends & Family tasting in Brussels took place at the Galerie La Forest Divonne: the opportunity to taste and compare Glenelly wines with some of the finest French producers.

Glenelly & AKAA Art Fair

Glenelly was proud to be the official partner of AKAA Contemporary Art Fair in Paris and be associated with the creativity and diversity of the African art scene. It coincides with our new partnership in France with an established importer.

May’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Honouring a career spanning over 40 years, May de Lencquesaing, ‘Grande Dame’ of Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC) Awards in London.  

The Vine Bistro Summer Menu

The Vine Bistro serves flavour packed classic bistro lunches and dinners, together with elegant, distinctive wines from the estate. The kitchen team is run by chef patron Christophe Dehosse together with head chef Alex Rykaart.

Latest wine awards

Glenelly Estate reflects on a good year with strong international and local recognition for our wines from esteemed wine critics and competitions. These accolades are a much-appreciated reward for all the hard work, commitment and teamwork in the vineyards and the cellar.

New Asian horizons!

Following the success of the Japanese and Chinese markets, Glenelly is now available in Singapore & Hong Kong. It was the perfect occasion for our winemaker Luke to showcase our wines in Asia for two weeks.