This boutique wine farm straddles some of the steepest agricultural slopes and boasts panoramic views stretching as far as Hangklip. Plantings in 2003 subsequent to a devastating fire in 2000 now yield two premium red blends and a promising Viognier.
Founded in 1773, and part of the original Constantia Estate, this farm is imbued with a sense of history. Vineyards are planted in decomposing granite soil, with extensive planting of most noble grape cultivars producing richly aromatic wines, including a fine example of Pinot Noir.
Not strictly part of the Constantia vineyards (but close enough for us), this elevated Noordhoek location produces world class wine alongside 360-degree views and glorious Atlantic Ocean sunsets.
One of the youngest wine-producing farms in Constantia, this boutique operation thrives on land that was originally cattle-grazing property, also growing grapes, peaches and pears.
With roots firmly rooted in the rich heritage of the past, this farm looks ahead to a future of sustainability and integrity. It is in the process of being freed of alien vegetation and all new developments rely on eco-friendly practices and measures promoting biodiversity.
Originally a refreshment station on the mountain pass between Wynberg and Hout Bay, the farm dates back to1836. With unique terroir best suited to Shiraz, Merlot and Viognier, vineyards enjoy maximum exposure to sunlight owing to careful terracing systems.
The area’s oldest vineyards boast the original manor house built by Simon van der Stel in the late 17th century. Today it still produces legendary wine, and showcases a fine example of South Africa’s very own Pinotage.
This 146-hectare estate was originally part of the vast property established by the first governor of the Cape in 1695. Today, under ideal growing conditions, it produces a revival of a great and historic dessert wine, as well as many dry wines.
Certified organic vineyards grow among fynbos, lupin and grain. Ducks provide fertilisation and pest control, with minimal intervention in practice. An elevated position at the top of Constantia Nek allows for breathtaking views across mountains, sea and valley.