Meet the Constantia winemakers and discover the treasures of the Constantia Valley.
The Constantia Wine Route is bringing the very best of the Constantia Wine Route to Johannesburg. On Wednesday the 18th of May the Southern Sun in Hyde Park will host eight of the region’s winemakers. Tickets are R290* per person and available via Quicket.
As one of the country’s oldest wine regions, Constantia has captured the imagination of wine-lovers across the world. Established in 1685 as one of the original Cape farms, the wine route is now divided into just nine, premium estates – Beau Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Glen, Constantia Royale, Eagles Nest, Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Silvermist and Steenberg. Collectively, the farms have over 421 hectares of vine.
But what is it about this cool, fresh and green beauty spot – just 15 minutes from Cape Town – that makes it so special?
“It’s our terroir,” explains Carryn Wiltshire from the Constantia Wine Route. “The combination of soil, wind exposure, the region’s location in relation to the mountain and unique microclimate, allows our winemakers to produce wines that can age well, show elegance over time and respect the fruit’s true sense of place.”
For more information on where to sip Constantia’s finest wine, eat, stay and play in the Constantia Wine Route visit www.constantiawineroute.com.
*Note: The ticket price includes all wine tastings, and food – a selection of gourmet cheese, antipasti deli and artisanal breads. No under 18s allowed.
Image: From L to R: Matthew Day (Klein Constantia), Craig Barnard (Eagle’s Nest), Elunda Basson (Steenberg Vineyards), Boela Gerber (Groot Constantia), Roger Burton (Constantia Royale), Gregory Louw (Silvermist), Megan van der Merwe (Beau Constantia), Justin van Wyk (Constantia Glen) and Brad Paton (Buitenwervachting).