With the most beautiful wines and breath-taking vistas, Constantia Glen is a must visit on the Constantia Wine Route in Cape Town. The family owned wine farm sits half way up the Constantia Nek, and as I’ve said before, is definitely one of the more popular wine tasting spots for the younger locals in the area.Whether you’re just doing a simple wine tasting or coming in for the full experience – you’re in for a treat.
The Constantia Valley is oldest wine producing region in South Africa – with nine award winning farms in the region, churning out international quality wines. The valley has been as to be called the ‘cradle of quality wine making in South Africa’ and is famous for producing wines enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and his 18th century royals.
With it’s north-east facing slopes, with Cape Town wine farm laps up the afternoon sun, pretty much all year long. The venue is fairly suited to all seasons (and in Cape Town, these can all pass in one day). Sit over looking the vines and the valley, while sipping on some of the world’s finest wines. Enjoy your wine, lounging on the lawn with your partner, or relax at a table with family.
Some recommendations while you’re there? On our most recent visit, we indulged a little on a special occasion and did the Classic Wine Tasting, split a couple of bottles of Rose and shared the Charcuterie Platter. The platter is usually for two (although it’s way to much for just two people – and mostly meat treats, so it needed some vegetarian love). Being six of us, we bulked it up a bit with some Pepperdew Dip and ordered a few extra fresh, homemade baguettes to mop up all those oils and pates. Delicious!
Follow them on social: Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Tasting Room is open from 10am until 5pm Sunday to Thursday, and 10am until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays To book your table and wine host, either email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +27(0)21 795 5639.
A classic tasting of five wines at R55 per person, to the premium tasting that includes all seven of our wines at R80 per person. If you purchase wine to the value of R300, one wine tasting fee will be waived. Since Constantia Glen is a working farm, for your own safety they do not allow any pedestrian access, and advise customers to drive carefully though the farm and park only in designated areas around the tasting room.