Wine Route Tours on beautiful Constantia Wine Farms
The Constantia Wine Valley offers one of the most magnificent wine experiences in the world, with a diverse blend of centuries old wine homesteads and modern, chic boutique wineries in a stunningly picturesque setting. For unsurpassed Constantia wine farms tours, our guide gives expert information on each of the wineries and wine variations in the area, tapping into his years of passionate winemaking experience.
Constantia valley lies on the beautiful Southern slopes of the Table Mountain range, basking in the floral delights of the surroundings. Guests on one of Jonathan’s excellent wine tasting tours will gain an in-depth understanding of the town and its wine history, which begins with one of the oldest Constantia wine farms, Simon van der Stel’s 17th century wine farm and the inception of the Constantia dessert wines, which became famous throughout Europe in the 18th century. The vineyards are rooted in ancient soils, climbing the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg, where the vines and their fruit flourish in the cool sea breezes blown in from False Bay. This popular ward on our Wine Route tours receives an impressive 1000mm of annual rain, deeming irrigation solutions redundant and has an average February temperature of 20.6°C – perfect wine-making weather.
Aside from visiting the exclusive Constantia wine farms in the area, guests can take part in a variety of unique activities on our wine tasting tours, including quad biking, zip lining, horse riding and picnicking. Constantia Valley appeals to almost everyone, with a wide range of adventurous, outdoor experiences, breath-taking photography opportunities and a growing retail scene.
The Wine Route tours in this historically important town explore some of the most well-established wine estates in the country, including the famous Klein Constantia wine estate, which is regarded as the oldest wine estate in the whole of South Africa. This ward contains only a handful of expertly-run cellars, where the cool climate leans more toward the production of white wines, most notably Sauvignon Blanc, and where each wine-maker upholds the town’s proud winemaking history, stretching as far back as 1685.