Constantia Glen Wine Estate

Constantia Glen has a unique position cradled between the Constantiaberg and Table Mountain (World Heritage Site) ranges, with predominantly north-east facing slopes. This singular location allows for exposure to late afternoon sun, ideal for the slow ripening that shapes our classically expressed wines. Decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone are the dominant soil types that lend minerality and the graceful character to our wines. High water retention of the rich clay sub-soils allows for sustainable dryland cultivation, while ecologically sound practices include biological insect and pest control by means of natural predators. Our intrinsic terroir footprint is echoed in the unique insignia embossed on every Constantia bottle.

At Constantia Glen we understand that fine wines are made in the vineyard. Ideally located below Constantia Nek, just moments from the bustling Cape Town city centre, Constantia Glen is a picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool climate wines.

The 60 hectare property, situated at an altitude of 130 - 270 meters above sea level, has a mere 29 hectares under vine with production of Constantia Glen wines limited to 100 000 bottles per annum.

The undulating foothills of the Constantia berg command hand harvesting practices, underpinning the hand crafted quality of our wines. Cold maritime breezes from the Atlantic, directly off False Bay, regulate the annual average temperature at a mild 16⁰C. Dryland cultivation under these cool climatic conditions results in slow ripening, low yields with exceptional grape quality and favour concentration.

This makes for crisp white wines and fresh, vibrant reds of great elegance and structure, setting us apart from other South African wine producing areas.

  • Steeped in history, Constantia is the oldest wine producing region in South Africa dating back to 1685.
  • As the country’s premier cool climate appellation, Constantia is flanked on 3 sides by the cold Atlantic Ocean.
  • Representing just 0.4% of South Africa’s total vine cultivation, Constantia is a miniscule but significant ward producing some of the country’s finest wines.

The Constantia Wine Route comprises 9 wine estates; all offering a unique wine experience a mere 15-20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre.

Klein Constantia Wine Estate

Our 146 hectare wine estate originally formed part of "Constantia", a vast property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. This particular valley was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the decomposed granite soils on its slopes, gently cooled by ocean breezes.

Prized by leaders and aristocracy throughout 18th Century Europe, Constantia’s Vin de Constance was revived by Klein Constantia in 1986, reaffirming this unique natural sweet wine’s place in history.

Today, Klein Constantia continues to make some of South Africa’s top wines and the world’s best dessert wine; wines that reflect the cool Constantia climate, as well as our historic tradition.

Steenberg Wine Estate

The Cape’s first farm, established in 1682, has come a long way from its humble beginnings.

Just 20 minutes from the bustling heart of the Mother City, Steenberg feels miles from the world. Steenberg Farm boasts the 5-Star Steenberg Hotel, with 24 rooms encapsulating the dictum of understated luxury, offering spectacular views and discrete, personalized service.

The Hotel’s buildings have been lovingly restored and declared a National Monument. Here the legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined comforts and conveniences of our modern age.

A diverse dining destination with award winning Catharina’s Restaurant offering a fine contemporary experience or Bistro Sixteen82 whom has been recognized as one of the World’s 20 Best Winery Restaurants. Guests can enjoy tapas and bistro-style dining here or explore award winning wines at the Tasting Room adjacent to Bistro Sixteen82.

A complete destination, the Farm produces some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, along with several other celebrated varietals.

A visually spectacular and technically challenging 18-hole golf course features as part of the beautiful scenery at Steenberg Farm.

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