Glenwood Vineyards

I must've been living under a rock. I had no idea that Glenwood Vineyards existed. But when I did hear about their food and wine pairing, I knew I had to go. But, obviously, there is always an important question to be asked, it's on every mothers lips (most of the time anyway); "Are you kid friendly?" And although they are not kid friendly, they certainly went above and beyond the "call of duty" to make sure the little tikes were happy and welcome families. 

They are set off the beaten track on the outskirts of Franschhoek but so worth the drive. Surrounded by mountains and almost completely hidden, Glenwood is a beautiful spot and perfect for a get together with friends. 


On arrival, I was presented with a gorgeous glass of MCC, so already they were in moms good books. But perhaps it was the way the staff came out with a 'tenpin bowling' set to keep the little ones busy or the fact that even though they do not have a kids menu, they organized lunch for them without a hassle. 


Once the kids were settled and happily enjoying their grub outside on the lawn, it was time for Mamma to sit down and enjoy the food & wine pairing. There are six wines in total and each is paired with a tapas. From there, the experience is taking one step further where you select which tapas you would like for lunch. 

The flavor combinations are interesting and unique and for once, the hubs and I didn't agree on which was our favorite. But we did agree that this whole experience was fun! 

The menu caters for all palates and primarily comprises locally produced products including cheeses, meats, fish, vegetables, herbs and olive oil. Located next to the winery, the tasting room is open for lunch every day except Wednesdays. Seating is limited to only 20 guests either inside or outside, so booking is essential.


It is no secret that I love a good food and wine pairing. Would I go back? Absolutely...

For more information, visit their website

Mom's Checklist 


Restaurant - yes 


Tel: +27 (0) 741245705


  Wine - Yes

- Tasting - Yes

- Pairing - Yes

- Wine Prices - The wines do vary in price 

Fireplace - yes

Times -  times vary; check times directly  

Vineyard & Cellar Tour / Wine Tasting

Sep - May: Daily 11am - 4pm

Jun - Aug: Weekdays 11am-3pm

Except Religious Public Holidays

Weekend Tours: Saturdays 10am

                        : No Tours on Sundays

Tasting Room

Open Daily: 11am - 4pm

Except Religious Public Holidays

 Wednesdays: wine tasting only

Kid friendly - . No

Parents friendly - yes

Play area - No

Accessibility - situated in the Robertsvlei valley, seven kilometres from Franschhoek village. Gravel Road

Accommodation - no

Spa - no

Picnics - no