Change of winemaker at Glen Carlou

Johnnie Calitz, previously of Anura, takes over as head winemaker at Paarl property Glen Carlou as of this month. Outgoing winemaker Arco Laarman, who has worked at Glen Carlou for 17 years, wiill be involved with the 2017 harvest in an advisory role to ensure style consistency. Laarman resigned from Glen Carlou to commence his […]

October 5, 2016
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Glen Carlou The Curator’s Collection Chenin Blanc 2013

The Curator’s Collection series – consisting of a Chenin Blanc 2013 and a Pinot Noir 2011 – by Arco Laarman of Glen Carlou was a finalist in the recent Wine Label Design Awards. The idea here is “wine as art” – human agency coming into play to create a masterpiece. Nice concept, nice enough execution. […]

March 5, 2015
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Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2012

On Saturday, a lunch to celebrate the release of the 25th vintage of Chardonnay from Glen Carlou in Paarl. The property was of course established by the renowned Walter Finlayson but was later subsumed into Hess Family Estates, the collection of wineries owned by Swiss businessman Donald Hess – current winemaker Arco Laarman relates that […]

April 15, 2013
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Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2012

Production of the maiden Unwooded Chardonnay 2011 from Glen Carlou in Paarl amounted to one Nomblot egg (or 1 600 litres) and was sold exclusively via the winery’s tasting room and restaurant. The reception from punters the wine received was so positive that winemaker Arco Laarman purchased two more eggs prior to the 2012 harvest, […]

December 10, 2012
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