The Constantia Valley’s nine wine farms located just 20 minutes from the city centre are in fact Cape Town’s Vineyard.
It is the oldest wine producing region in the southern hemisphere with an uninterrupted history of winemaking since 1685. The Constantia Valley wine route consists of ten wine farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines. Located in the centre of the Cape Peninsula, the Constantia Valley stretches up the south-east slopes of the Table Mountain National Park and is just a 10-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre.
The area is steeped in history and is home to some of the best examples of Cape Dutch architecture. The largest wine estate, Groot Constantia, is home to Van der Stel’s original manor house museum and is an excellent example of this architectural style.
Indulge in wine tasting and cellar tours at the wine farms and buy your favourite tipple directly from the estate. There are numerous award-winning restaurants in the Constantia Vineyards.
The Constantia Valley wine farms are perfectly positioned between the Table Mountain range with its glorious Floral Kingdom and the coastal False Bay area allowing for a perfect micro- climate which produces World Class Wines distinctive in character and style.
The valley was the cradle of quality winemaking in South Africa and the name Constantia is linked with the most famous wines ever produced in this country. Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty in the 18th century, Constantia Valley’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.