Klein Constantia is a historic spot along the 300-year old Constantia Wine Route in Cape Town. The farm forms part of the vast property that was established by Simon van der Stel himself, some 300 years ago. We have been dying to visit the farm for years – ever since I tasted my first sip of KC Rosé at a restaurant I used to work at, and fell in love. I’m pretty sure this is where my love for rosé comes into play.
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.
We visited fairly briefly to do a wine tasting, as I had never been to this part of the Constantia property before. I was a little underwhelmed as not all of the wines we sampled were from the actual farm, but from the company’s sister farm, Anwilka in Stellenbosch. We loved the Estate’s Riesling and the famous Vin De Constance.
The farm is more suited to the older wine-fanatic on a proper wine tasting tour of Cape Town, rather than tourists or young locals looking for a ‘fun’ experience. Although I admire the farm ‘staying true to itself’ I do feel the tasting room and customer area is a little outdated – and with such a magnificent view of the valley and vineyards, I’d love to do a tasting outdoors and lap up the experience as a whole.
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Follow Klein Constantia on Social: Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, call +27 21 794 5188 and find them at 37 Klein Constantia Rd, Nova Constantia in Cape Town. They are open for tasting between 10am – 4pm daily, although they stay open slightly later in the Summer months.