CONSTANTIA WINELANDS - PRIVATE HALF DAY

Tour Code: FH08

Highlights
√ Visit wine estates according to your preferences.
√ Explore Africa's oldest wine producing region, only 20 minutes' drive from Cape Town.
√ Absorb the spectacular scenery of the Constantiaberg Mountains.

Description
We depart from Cape Town and head south along the Peninsula towards Constantia, where we enjoy a tour of the famous Constantia Wine Ward. The historic valley, with vineyards clinging to the eastern slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountains, was home to 17th-century Dutch governor, Simon van der Stel's wine farm. Its legendary dessert wines graced the tables of the European monarchy in the 18th century.

There are now numerous cellars in this premier ward, and we will taste wines at some of these estates, which continue the tradition of producing wines from classic European noble varieties.

The area is celebrated for its Sauvignon Blancs, Semillons and Chardonnays, from the Steenberg, Constantia Uitsig and Buitenverwachting estates. However, wonderful Merlots, Cabernet, Shiraz and red blends in classic Bordeaux styles are also made at Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia and High Constantia, but the area's famed signature wine is still the exquisite Vin de Constance from Klein Constantia.