Constantia Glen has a unique position cradled between the Constantiaberg and Table Mountain (World Heritage Site) ranges, with predominantly north-east facing slopes.
This singular location allows for exposure to late afternoon sun, ideal for the slow ripening that shapes our classically expressed wines. Decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone are the dominant soil types that lend minerality and the graceful character to our wines.
High water retention of the rich clay sub-soils allows for sustainable dryland cultivation, while ecologically sound practices include biological insect and pest control by means of natural predators.
Our intrinsic terroir footprint is echoed in the unique insignia embossed on every Constantia bottle.
At Constantia Glen we understand that fine wines are made in the vineyard.
Ideally located below Constantia Nek, just moments from the bustling Cape Town city centre, Constantia Glen is a picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool climate wines.
The 60 hectare property, situated at an altitude of 130 – 270 metres above sea level, has a mere 29 hectares under vine with production of Constantia Glen wines limited to 100 000 bottles per annum.
The undulating foothills of the Constantia berg command hand harvesting practices, underpinning the hand crafted quality of our wines.
Cold maritime breezes from the Atlantic, directly off False Bay, regulate the annual average temperature at a mild 16⁰C.
Dryland cultivation under these cool climatic conditions results in slow ripening, low yields with exceptional grape quality and favour concentration.
This makes for crisp white wines and fresh, vibrant reds of great elegance and structure, setting us apart from other South African wine producing areas.
The Constantia Valley truly is Cape Town’s Vineyard.
Nestled beneath the Table Mountain National Park and commanding vistas of the Constantiaberg and Table Mountain ranges Constantia is the ideal place to base yourself when in Cape Town.
Constantia shares its heritage and landscapes of unsurpassed beauty with the locals who have made it their home. The Constantia Valley receives a steady flow of visitors throughout the year who come to enjoy an idyllic lifestyle conveniently located close to all major attractions.
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The Groot Constantia Experience
Nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley lies a 330-year old wine estate. It is here that we believe time should be taken to first understand and then consume our award-winning wines.
It takes years to build a legacy, even decades.
This is why we only spend our time on things that are worthwhile. Most people believe perfection is an impossible ideal, we don’t. We have produced legendary wines for over 300 years.