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 food and wine pairing dinners was hosted on 5 April 2018.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.