Located in Paarl, at the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains, Glen Carlou was established in 1985 and has been a part of the Hess Family Estates since 2003. It is run with the same dedication to quality, sustainability and social responsibility as the other Hess Estates around the world.
A member of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI), Glen Carlou, has two hectares of land dedicated entirely to the preservation of native flora and fauna. In addition to BWI, Glen Carlou also has IPW (Integrated Production of Wine) accreditation.
This accreditation covers conservation, sustainability, integrated pest management, health of workers and reduction of greenhouse emissions. The estate is likewise committed to its local community and was a founding member of the Klapmuts Community Trust which, provides housing benefits for permanent staff, and school children with meals.