Constantia wine tasting
Are you trying to decide which wine valley to explore on one of our bespoke wine tours? Why not consider Constantia? It is certainly one of the prettiest wine valleys, is steeped in history and is renowned for it's top class wines. Here are just a few of the highlights...
Drinking the Vin de Constance at Klein Constantia.
Constantia has long been known for its sweet wines; once sought after by European nobility and requested by Napoleon on his death bed. This original Wyn of Constantia was later recreated by Klein Constantia and is today known as Vin de Constance, made from the unbotrysised muscat de frontignan. In 2015 this dessert wine became the first South African wine to make Wine Spectators top 10 wines of the world.
Visiting the historical Groot Constantia, with it's heritage buildings and museums.
Groot Constantia and Klein Constantia once formed part of a much larger estate called Constantia which was established in 1685 by the first governor of the Cape, Simon van de Stel. Groot Constantia is the oldest producing wine estate in South Africa and have their own example of Constantia wyn called the Grand Constance. There is so much for the visitor to do here from museums, cellar tours, multiple dining options and don't forget the wine, which is consistently of the highest quality.
Dining on delicious cheese and meat platters paired with some of the best wines in the valley at Constantia Glen.
Constantia Glen, is one of the top wine producers in the valley and have some of the most spectacular mountain and vineyard views. They have ample space to accommodate visitors on sunny or rainy days and their very generous platters are the perfect accompaniment to a tasting of their wines, also available by the glass or bottle.
Taking it easy in the tranquil garden setting at Eagles Nest vineyards.
Eagles Nest is the perfect spot for a relaxed tasting in this beautiful garden setting. They also offer cheese and charcuterie style platters to accompany your wine tasting and this is one of the estates best suited to families. They are best known for their viognier and shiraz which are consistently judged among the top in their categories.
Picnic with Ocean and vineyard views to die for at Cape Point Vineyards.
Situated in the quaint Noordhoek valley, you will find Cape Point Vineyards which enjoy the most incredibly views of the deep south. In Summer, indulge in one of their gourmet picnic's on the grass under the trees and paired with a few bottles of their first class wines. Perfect for families, friends and romantics.
While I have only just touched on some of the famous wine estates of Constantia, there are many more well worth exploring but we'll save that for another time.