The Constantia Valley is truly Cape Town’s Vineyard
The oldest wine-making region in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1685, Constantia Valley is today the Cape’s most intimate wine route consisting of nine wine farms, each with their own distinctive heritage and premium wines.
Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty in the 18th century, Constantia Valley’s unique combination of terroir and climate produces some of the world’s finest wines that continue to this day to win accolades and international awards for consistently high standard and quality.
Constantia Uitsig, known until 1940 as Constantia View, was the home of the Lategan family for five generations. Their ancestors arrived in South Africa in 1735. Today the farm features award winning wines, three world-renowned restaurants, a private cricket oval, Spa and a 16-roomed luxury hotel.
All Constantia Uitsig white wines are screw capped, whilst the red is bottled in natural cork. Constantia Uitsig was one of South Africa’s screwcap closure pioneers, implementing the select use of screwcap as early as 2003. Constantia Uitsig produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Red and White Bordeaux blends- all noble cultivars ideally suited to the climate in the valley.
La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants, achieved an impressive 12th place in the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants of the World Awards 2010. With impeccable service and an award-winning wine list, La Colombe is a truly unforgettable experience!
Constantia Uitsig Restaurant
Housed in the original Cape Dutch Homestead, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, Constantia Uitsig Restaurant, under the expert hand of Head Chef Clayton Bell, has earned international reputation for a stylish, yet relaxed atmosphere and offers widely varied Mediterranean Provencal Cuisine.
Situated at the entrance of the Estate River Café has long been a popular social haunt in the Constantia Valley. Revered for its sumptuous breakfasts, River Café offers an assortment of freshly baked pastries, cakes and muffins complimented by a café style menu.
Constantia Uitsig Hotel
Constantia Uitsig Hotel’s tranquil surroundings, charming service and heartfelt hospitality are enhanced by its splendid location on a working wine estate. The hotel has sixteen garden rooms furnished with elegant simplicity and sweeping views of the gardens - a perfect resting place for the most discerning traveller. The recently opened Spa has been featured in Tatlers’s Guide to the Top Spas in the World 2007.
Constantia Uitsig Spa
The tranquil sound of running water… The presence of grand old trees… Constantly changing vistas of mountain and vineyards… A sense of understated luxury… Relax, rejuvenate and restore mind, body and soul amongst the breathtaking vineyards of a Wine Estate in the shadow of Table Mountain. Just 20 minutes from the heart of the city, Constantia Uitsig is truly Cape Town’s own Vineyard. The breathtaking rural beauty of a valley, where vineyard rows stretch up the mountainside, is unique in today’s overcrowded world.
The wines produced on Constantia Uitsig are.
Constantia Uitsig MCC 2008
Constantia Uitsig Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Constantia Uitsig Chardonnay 2011
Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2010
Constantia Uitsig Constantia White 2011
Constantia Uitsig Constantia Red 2008
Constantia Uitsig Muscat d’Alexandrie N/V
The following wines will be released before the end of 2012.
Constantia Uitsig MCC 2009
Constantia Uitsig Chardonnay 2012
Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2011
Constantia Uitsig recently won an award in the Top 100 Wines 2011 – Constantia Uitsig MCC 2007
Attractions and Activities at Constantia Uitsig
Three Restaurants; La Colombe, Constantia Uitsig Restaurant, River Café
Boutique Country Hotel – Constantia Uitsig Country Hotel
Spa – Constantia Uitsig Spa Cricket Oval – Venue for Exclusive / Private Cricket Matches
Livery Facilities – Stabling facilities for 40 Horses
The Wine Shop at Constantia Uitsig – Wines and Deli products. br/>
Main Contact Details
Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia 7806, Cape Town, South Africa
GPS: S 34° 02’ 47” E 18° 25’ 32”
Fax: +27 (0)21 794 7605
Phone: +27 (0)21 794 6500
Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat,Sun & Public Holidays 10am-5pm
- Open public holidays