Steeped in the history of South Africa’s oldest wine producing region, picturesque Constantia Glen is a twenty five minute drive from the Cape Town city centre.
This family owned and run boutique wine estate has been lovingly maintained over several generations, producing award winning, ultra-premium, cool climate wines.
The estate is cradled between Constantia Berg and Table Mountain with the vineyard slopes facing predominantly North East. This location allows for exposure to late afternoon sun which is ideal for long, slow ripening of the grapes. Cold maritime breezes from the Atlantic ocean regulate the annual average temperature to a mild 16 degrees Celsius.
This makes for crisp white wines and fresh, vibrant reds with great elegance and structure, setting them apart from other South African wine producing areas.
Constantia Glen produces four flagship wines, two white wines and two red blends.
The Constantia Glen Sauvignon blanc is a tank fermented, tank matured Sauvignon blanc that combines bright tropical fruit flavours with impeccable balance and great length.
The Constantia Glen TWO is a classic Constantia white blend of Sauvignon blanc and Semillon. Barrel fermented and matured, this wine combines the fresh and bright Sauvignon blanc with the richness and roundness of the Semillon.
The Constantia Glen THREE is a Merlot driven red blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This fruit forward wine has beautiful elegance with dark fruit flavours and distinct savoury notes.
The flagship red wine, the Constantia Glen FIVE, is a Cabernet driven red blend made up of five red grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This wine has a deep crimson core with rich aromas of ripe blackcurrant, dark plums and fragrant dried herbs
Wine enthusiasts visiting Constantia Glen’s tasting room can enjoy several wine tasting options on the estate with all wines on offer to taste.
Wine Tasting is available from 10am to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10am to 6pm from Sunday to Thursday.
Wine may be purchased directly from the tasting room or online via the website for delivery to your front door.
Visitors to Constantia Glen can enjoy a relaxed seasonal menu served in any of the tasting room’s dining spaces – The Wine Bar, the outdoor cobble stone area, the Glass house or the veranda, all with exquisite views of the Constantia Valley.
Delicious cheese and charcuterie platters, salads, gourmet mains and decadent desserts are all on the menu, as well as their famous Flammkuchens (thinly rolled flatbread baked in a wood fire oven).
Constantia Glen is wheel chair accessible and is also available for big events or special celebrations.
Sunday – Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am to 9pm
For more information or to make a reservation call 021 795 5639 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Constantia Glen may be found at Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town. Find them on Google Maps.