Constantia Valley is the oldest wine producing region in the southern hemisphere with an uninterrupted history of winemaking since 1685.
The name Constantia is linked with the most famous wines ever produced in this country and it all began at our very own Groot Constantia. Today the Constantia Wine Route consists of 10 farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines.
Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty in the 18th century, the Constantia Wine Route’s unique combination of terroir and climate produces some of the world’s finest wines that continue to this day to win accolades and international awards for consistently high standard and quality.
Indulge in wine tasting and cellar tours just 15 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, and buy your favourite tipple directly from the estates.
Although Pinotage is South Africa’s signature wine, Constantia wineries are more recognised for producing their eponymous sweet dessert wine, which is made from Muscat Blanc and Petit Grains grapes that are grown across the region. The Constantia Valley wine route is regarded as one of the most spectacular wine experiences in the world courtesy of breathtaking landscapes, unrivalled heritage and 10 wine estates ranging from traditional homesteads to new stylish boutique wineries.
Places of Interest
Located on Constantia Nek within the Table Mountain National Park, which is a recognised World Heritage Site. Here you will find a private estate in excess of 120 acres. Boasting a Boutique Hotel, Restaurants, Organic Vineyards, Indigenous Fynbos, wildlife, and hiking trails. The Estate is secluded, tranquil and just a short drive away from countless restaurants, bars, shopping malls and beaches.
South Africa’s oldest wine-producing farm, continuing to produce legendary wine since 1685.
Groot Constantia is an important part of World Wine Heritage and a world-class international tourism destination, capturing the rich and diverse heritage of South Africa, to deliver a unique cultural, social and historical experience, to locals and tourists alike. Delivering world class, quality wines, sensory encounters and special experiences, it is an iconic example of the preservation of South African culture and heritage in the wine industry.
It is still, after a history of more than 300 years, a fully operational farm and one of South Africa’s most visited tourist attractions where a wide range of quality estate wines are created and sold
The Cape’s first farm, established in 1682, has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Roughly 30 minutes from the bustling heart of Cape Town, Steenberg is a destination steeped in heritage.
Steenberg Farm boasts the 5-Star Steenberg Hotel & Spa, with 24 rooms encapsulating the dictum of understated luxury, offering spectacular views and discreet, personalised service. Choose from relaxed dining at Tryn or popular bistro-style fare and tapas at Bistro Sixteen82. A complete destination, the farm houses an exceptional winery, producing some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, along with several other celebrated varietals.