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Constantia Wine Farm

Constantia Wine Farm
Constantia Wine Farm

About Constantia
Constantia is the oldest wine producing region in the Southern Hemisphere. This wine tour lets you step back in time to taste some of the most famous wines ever produced in South Africa.

In 1685 Hendrik Van Rheede to Drakenstein granted the grounds of Groot Constantia to Simon Van Der Stel the VOC Govender of the Cape of Good Hope .

Van Der Stel built the house with slave labour and planted vineyards, fruit and vegetables and raised cattle there on.

With Van Der Stel's Death in 1712 the estates was broken up and now comprises - Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Bergvliet, Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia and Buitenverwachting wine estates.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Constantia Glen Winery, Constantia Main Road Gps -34.0151594,18.4122804, Constantia 7806 South Africa

Wine Tasting at Constantia Glen Wine Estate - Situated just below Beau Constantia Wine Estate , with stunning views of the mountains and vineyards, originally part of Simon van der Stel`s Constantia Wine Estate. Wine pairings with delicious artisanal cheese and charcuterie platters are available throughout the year , in winter there famous soups are served in there cosy tasting rooms.- Current owners are Tumado Investments (Pty) (Ltd) - Winemaker Justin van Wyk - production ,10,000 cases made up of 70% red and 30% white wines, - known for Sauvignon Blanc Wines, Bordeaux-style red and white wine blends

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Beau Constantia, 1043 Constantia Main Road, Constantia 7806 South Africa

Beau Constantia Wine Estate - Situated at the top of Constantia Neck, Beau Constantia boutique wine estate has some of the Cape`s steepest agricultural slopes. situated between the Constantia and Table Mountain ranges visitors have a spectacular view of both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans from the modern, two level glass enclosed tasting room, below which they have a wine bar, craft beer and sushi on offer- Current Owners are Apostax (Pty) (Ltd). - Winemaker - Justin van Wyk - annual production 4,000 cases made up of 80% red wines and 20% White wines - known for Viognier white and red blends. - Restaurant - Chef`s Warehouse and chef`s are Liam Tomlin and Ivor Jones.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Cape Point Vineyards Tasting Room, Silvermine Rd, Noordhoek 7979 South Africa

Lunch at Cape Point Vineyards - Founded by businessman Sybrand van der Spuy in 1996 , voted winery of the year in 2008, the views from Cape Point Vineyards are simply spectacular, situated between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and buffeted by cool breezes from both oceans the vines are ideal for the production of world-class Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Duncan Savage has been the winemaker for the past 11 vintages with remarkable success, over the past decade Cape Point Vineyard has achieved 11 5 – star ratings from the john Platter Guide and 12 trophies fronm the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. With a superb restaurant that includes cheese/ antipasta platters , picnics, breakfast , deli and sundowners, Cape Point Vineyards as them all, even caterin for weddings& events – Winemaker – Riandri Visser – Viticulturist - Stephan Lochner, 22ha under vine - 16,000cs - own label 100% white

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Stop At: Buitenverwachting, 26 Klein Constantia Road, Constantia 7806 South Africa

Buitenverwachting Wine Estate for wine tasting. Buitenverwachting Wine Estate which means "beyond expectation" was originally part also of Simon van der Stel`s Groot Constantia Wine Estate in the 17th century. It changed hands many times since then and was finally purchased by the Mueller family in 1980 and being managed by their son Lars Maack since 1991. - Cellarmaster/winemakers Herman Kirschbaum & Brad Paton. - Annual production 100,000 cases - Wines 8% red,90% white % 2%rose, known forSauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot & Carbernet Franc- Restaurant Buitenverwachting restaurant & Coffee shop

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Klein Constantia Road, Constantia 7848 South Africa

Klein Constantia Wine Estate for final wine tasting , - The 146- hectare estate originally formed part of Constantia established by Simon van der Stel in 1685, the first Governor of the Cape. With a perfect location Klein Constantia produces some of S. Africa`s top wines including what is perhaps the best dessert wine in the world, Vin de Constance, A great favourite of Napoleon Frederick the Great, Bismark and English Prime Ministers and the king of the United Kingdom - Owners are Zdenek Bakala , Charles Harman, Bruno Prats & Hubert de BoÜard - Winemaker Matthew Day - annual production 40,000 cases - wines 30% red and 70% white known for Vin de Constance, Estate Red Wine, Chardonnay, Riesling Perdeblokke, Sauvignon Blanc, Metis Sauvignon Blanc and Brut Methode Cap Classique.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes



Duration:6 to 8 hours
Commences in:Cape Town Central, South Africa
Country:South Africa
City:Cape Town Central

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