In the middle of Glenelly

by  |  12-01-2012

The Glenelly Estate, set in the Idas Valley, on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, was bought in 2003 by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing. For those unfamiliar with the name, she has been the owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Bordeaux for the last 30 years and her family has been making wine in France for over 300 years. This land was owned by a British family named Garlicks since 1865 and was originally fruit farm. There are a total of 128 hectares with 66 hectares of vines and 5 hectares with olives. As the hills curve around the winery, it makes for a rather breathtaking view, even in foul weather. The winery itself is very, very modern and impressive, but interspersed with all this modernity are old French antiques that May-Eliane has gradually brought down from France. It’s a cool look overall that harks a great […]
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