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For the past 335 years Constantia has stood proud as the oldest uninterrupted wine growing region in the Southern hemisphere, characterised by some of the finest wines in the world, iconic architecture, and a commitment to excellence.
Join us as we peel back the patina of bygone years and unwrap Constantia as you’ve never experienced it before, through a limited edition CONSTANTIA UNWRAPPED ticket, or through one of the TEN unique events on offer.
Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in South Africa, is offering an exclusive GRAND CONSTANCE experience in their private, never before used room located under the historical Manor House. Explore a flight of vertical tastings of Grand Constance, the sweet wine that put Constantia on the world map. The tasting will be followed by a plate of Cape Malay canapés with a glass of Groot Constantia Shiraz or Sauvignon Blanc. The tastings are available every Friday for the month of May 2020. By Appointment only.
The month begins with a KICK OFF CONCERT at the magnificent amphitheatre at Beau Constantia. Guests will enjoy a line-up of live music, kicking off from 14h00 as we watch the sunset over the gorgeous Constantia Valley. Food trucks, Beau Constantia wines and Jack Black beer with be on offer.
Percentage of proceeds go to Africa Foundation and Kronendal Music Academy.
Enjoy a magnificent Sunday on the beautiful Constantia Glen as you wander through the vineyards to the gravity fed cellar for a wine tasting journey through past and present wines from the estate. GLORIOUS GLEN will showcase the beauty of the estate and its gorgeous wines followed by a 3 course lunch.
A special Masterclass experience will be on offer at the Buitenverwachting Manor House showcasing SPECTACULAR SAUVIGNON with Jon Meinking from The SA Wine Showcase. Jon will take guest on a Sauvignon Blanc journey through the Valley, a memorable experience. The evening will continue at Buitenverwachting Restaurant with a fine dining experience like no other.
18:30 to 22:00
Join Eagles Nest for an unforgettable SUPERB SHIRAZ experience; you will be taken on a 4x4 tour through the picturesque mountain vineyards, followed by a trip down memory lane in the form of a tutored tasting of 10 vintages of the iconic Eagles Nest Shiraz, perfectly paired with a gourmet dinner.
Constantia Wine Route and negociant Wade Bales will be launching the 2019 CONSTANTIA WHITE at Buitenverwachting – join us and be the first to taste this incredible blend from the best selection of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from the Constantia Wine Route. A wonderful collaboration combining the talents of the winemakers from the farms in Constantia. This wine embodies the signature regional style of Constantia. The evening also includes a walk around tasting of the wines from the estates in Constantia and a harvest style food table.
Silvermist Organic Wine Estate welcomes you to a SAUVVY SUNSET evening hosted by Silvermist and Nova Zonnestraal winemakers. Enjoy incredible views of the Cape Penninsula from the very top of the Constantia Valley. Surround sound music will fill the air, Sauvignon Blacn will full your glass and a delicious South Africa braai delicacies will be served. A breathtaking view and experience awaits you.
CELEBRATING VINTAGE with a Gatsby Glamour event at Klein Constantia on the beautiful lawns of the Manor House. Enjoy live entertainment, curated hor d’ouvres, ‘champagne’ tower and a wine bar with the best of Klein Constantia. An unforgettable afternoon in an incredible setting.
For the fit savvy, it’s time for RUN THIS WAY with Steenberg and enjoy the beauty of the Constantia Valley as your run or walk through the vineyards on a 5km or 10km loop. Enjoy a glass of the famous Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay MCC at the finish. Delicious breakfast treats and hot chocolate will be available to purchase at the start and during the course of the morning. Incredible prizes available after the race while you sip on your bubbles. Runners under 12 – Free entry
This ticket enables you to enjoy two tastings in each wine estate tasting room on the
Constantia Wine Route. The wines to be tasted will be advertised at the tasting room.
This ticket is valid of the full month of May and can be used on any day of the month – we invite you to spend the month with us and explore our wine farms as you taste our wines on offer.
Participating Wine Farms:
Steenberg, Constantia Uitsig, Buitenverwachting (closed on Sundays), Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia, Eagles Nest, Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia and Silvermist Vineyards.
Join us for a spectacular evening of the finest Art, Wine & Food at The Norval Foundation Art Museum and Sculpture Garden with The Skotnes Restaurant and The Constantia Wine Route. Wander through Norval Foundation’s galleries and enjoy tastings of 10 Flagship wines from The Constantia Wine Route, perfectly paired with canapés from Skotnes Restaurant. Enjoy live music as your senses are indulged.