The Constantia Valley, nestled beneath the Table Mountain National Park with stunning views of the surrounding landscape, carries the richest historical heritage of all of South Africa’s wine regions.
This is where the first vineyards were planted in South Africa by early Dutch settlers in 1685. Over time, the region’s wines have been noted by historical figures including writers Charles Dickens and Jane Austin – while former French leader Napoleon Bonaparte was allegedly so enamoured by the region’s eponymous sweet wines that he refused anything else from his deathbed.
The region is home to eight award-winning Constantia wine estates: Groot Constantia, Steenberg Vineyards, Constantia Ustig, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Eagles Nest, Constantia Glen and the Silvermist Vineyards – all of which are within 15km from the energetic city of Cape Town. The wine estates in Constantia are complemented by the region’s world class wines, unparalleled natural beauty and a selection of unique outdoor activities that draw flocks of visitors to the Cape Winelands every year.
Over time, Constantia's wines have been noted by historical figures including writers Charles Dickens and Jane Austin – while former French leader Napoleon Bonaparte was allegedly so enamoured by the region’s eponymous sweet wines that he refused anything else from his deathbed.
At Wine Paths, our local experts can organise exclusive private tours of the finest wine estates Constantia has to offer, with experiences including elaborate tastings, luxury stays, and gourmet dining. Our tours can be tailor-made to meet your exact specifications, ensuring every detail is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the matter at hand – sampling the southern hemisphere’s finest wines surrounded by breathtaking wilderness.
Each of the Constantia estates, which were traditionally associated with the eponymous sweet dessert wines but have since become notable for their Sauvignon Blancs, has its own individual personality and produces distinctive wines that have been showered with accolades and awards on the international stages.
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