Glenelly Estate

Stellenbosch

Why in 2003 did May de Lencquesaing, then owner of the famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (well known classified growth in Bordeaux), purchase the Glenelly Estate? Why after 30 years in the wine business in France would she decide to plant vines in South Africa? Why would an 'older' lady invest in this 'younger' democracy and start a new adventure?
Because she believes in the soil, the micro climate and the potential for quality wines. Because she believes in continuing the French heritage of wine making in South Africa going back more than three centuries. Because she believes in this great country and its people, and wishes to play a part in its economic development.

- Extract from Glenelly Estate's website

Vineyard from South Africa South Africa
2003