Think of the Cape and you think of the Winelands, scattered with beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads and fields of vineyards. Glenelly Estate which was created in 2003 by May de Lencquesaing, former owner of iconic Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, has just launched the Vine Bistro, along with a revamp to its tasting room and glass museum.  May’s grandchildren, Arthur de Lencquesaing and Nicolas Bureau, spearheaded the project using Inhouse Design Studio to create the new ground level eatery and renovate the 1st-floor tasting room.

Classic French decor accents abound, with a menu to match, but it’s the views which take the cake, spectacularly revealed when glass doors fold away to frame the magnificent Ida’s Valley vineyards and the Stellenbosch mountain range. Glass pendant lights are a nod to the 340-piece antique and contemporary glassware and artwork collection, housed in the estate’s museum. The stand out element of the redesign though is the impressive polished concrete and granite tasting bar, made from materials on Glenelly and featuring an engraved map of the farm, indicating where one can find Glenelly’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay vineyards.

I’m already planning a trip!
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  • Reply
    31st July 2017 at 11:30 AM

    My hearts almost skipped a beat , i though this was somewhere in KZN!!
    Excuse to visit CPT

    • Reply
      Nicola Ashe
      31st July 2017 at 11:59 AM

      imagine! I could definitely do with a wine estate on my doorstep!

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    Jeanne Zettler
    28th July 2017 at 10:02 AM

    My husband and I visited Glenelly some 2 weeks ago mainly to see the Glass Museum. It did not disappoint. We would visit again in a heartbeat. The pieces, all extraordinary, are beautifully displayed and labelled. A must-see indeed!!

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      Nicola Ashe
      28th July 2017 at 10:09 AM

      How divine! I am definitely adding it t my list for my next trip x

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