Constantia Wine Route
Explore An Amazing Wine Route In Cape Town's Constantia Valley
The Constantia Valley is a hidden gem located just 15 minutes away from Cape Town's city centre. Known as the oldest wine-producing region in the Southern Hemisphere, it boasts a rich history that dates back to the 17th century. The area was named after Simon van der Stel's farm, which he established in 1682 and called Constantia. The vineyards he planted have been a source of pride for the Constantia Valley ever since.
Despite its impressive history, Constantia receives less attention than some of the more well-known wine routes of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch for an unknown reason. However, this is slowly changing as the area continues attracting more visitors drawn to its unique charm.
Nine wine farms (at the moment) are located in Constantia, each offering something unique to visitors. From breathtaking views of the valley and vineyards to delicious wines, some of the vineyards even offer Brandies, Gins and Grappa's, providing visitors with a unique tasting experience.
The food scene on the Wine Route is equally impressive and delicious. Indulge in some of the best restaurants (all of which offer wine pairing with a dining experience) in South Africa, ranging from fine dining to relaxed and casual cafes.
At Uyaphi, we are passionate about showcasing what we consider the best of the Wine Route near Cape Town, and we have made it our mission to share our experiences with our clients. We provide photo galleries and our own opinions of each estate, allowing visitors to get a taste of what the route offers.
Our team has embarked on the task of exploring the surrounding wine estates, sampling wine and photographing the area's natural beauty. We have visited all vineyards and still have to add High Constantia, Constantia Uitsig, Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Beau Constantia, Constantia Glen, Eagles Nest and Silvermist Organic Wine Estate.
The result of this endeavour is a collection of striking images that capture the essence of the Constantia Valley.
In conclusion, the Wine Route is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the best of Cape Town's wine and food scene. Constantia's rich history, breathtaking views, and unique tasting experiences make it stand out from the crowd. We at Uyaphi are excited to share our love for this hidden gem with visitors from around the world.
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Buitenverwachting is a stunning destination for a wine-tasting experience, vineyard picnics, photography and of course one of the finest restaurants in South Africa.
Buitenverwachting offers up Red and White wines as well as Brandy, Gin and sometimes Grappa.
A very popular vineyard in Constantia and for good reason, a must-stop-over on the wine route.
Constantia Glen sits high up on Constantia Nek views and vistas that look out over the surrounding valley and vineyards.
An excellent variety of both Red and White wines are on offer all from the viewing area, and an upmarket restaurant is also on the property.
One of the more scenic options on the wine route overlooking the Constantia Valley.
Steenberg established in 1682 is probably our favourite spot in the Constantia Valley.
Great wines (Red and White) as well as some of the best MCC Wines (Sparkling wine) in the country including two excellent restaurants, i.e. The Bistro 1682 and Catharina's.
Proberly the most popular wine route options for travellers in the Constantia area of Cape Town.