December 8th, 2014
Dating Back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with views across False Bay.
The 146 Hectare wine estate originally formed part of “Constantia”, a vast property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. This particular valley was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the decomposed granite soils on its slopes, gently cooled by ocean breezes.
Klein Constantia is custodian to some of the most historic vineyards in South Africa and, indeed, the world. The unique location, climate and soils of the estate call for the making of terroir-driven wines, and it is to this principle that they are deeply committed.
Simple winemaking techniques are used to extract the best from grapes grown in expertly nurtured vineyards in the aim of making consistently excellent wines.
We strive to produce wines of high quality that express elements of elegance, minerality and balance.
Today, Klein Constantia continues to make some of South Africa’s top wines and the world’s best dessert wines; wines that reflect the cool Constantia climate, as well as our historic tradition.
Klein Constantia Road, Constantia
P O Box 375, Constantia 7848, South Africa
GPS: S 34° 2’ 17” E 18° 24’ 46”
Fax: +27 (0)21 794 2464
Phone: +27 (0)21 794 5188
Business Hours: Mon – Fri 9am-5pm Sat 10am-4.30pm & 10am-5pm (Dec & Jan) Closed Sundays