Constantia wines, South Africa



Constantia is one of the oldest parts of the wine region in South Africa. Simon van der Stel founded the farm Constantia in the year 1685. After he passed away the farm got split up. Today about 12 Wine Farms belong to the Constantia Wine Valley. The Constantia vineyards are only a 25 minutes’ drive away from Cape Town.

The Constantia Wine Farms are situated on the back side of Table Mountain and close to Hout Bay and False Bay. This location brings Constantia a cooler climate and more rainfalls than the rest of the wine region (800-1000mm per year). The Constantia wine estates produce therefore elegant red wines and fresh white wines. World fame was however achieved by the famous Vin de Constance, a sweet wine made out of Muscat. Napoleon loved this wine already and this Constantia Wine is there for a main part of the history of the valley.

At Steenberg you can not only enjoy an amazing tasting of a beautiful range of Constantia wines, but also play golf, stay in the gorgeous hotel and enjoy dinner at Catharina’s. The bistro 1682 is always worth a visit.

Constantia map

Information about the Constantia wine region:

Country: South Africa
Province: Western Cape
District: City of Cape Town
Area: 23,9 km²