• Cape Winelands has been producing fine wines and wineries in South Africa have won many awards for their world-class wine farms in Cape Town. Man is smelling wine and soaking in the wine tasting
    Savour the moment

    Small group tours are personal and immersive. Share these moments on a guided wine tour

  • Lady enjoying her wine tasting in Cape Town on a tour in Stellenbosch, Wine tour in Cape Town. Vineyards in the Cape with a cape dutch architecture
    Wander peacefully through a vineyard

    Tasting Cape Town wine is personal. A relaxing walk through the vineyard is part of this experience.

  • Discover Cape Dutch Architecture
    Discover Cape Dutch Architecture

    World-class wine and historical experience.

  • Cape wine being poured on a wine tasting tour in Cape Town
    Full Bodied Red Wines

    Constantia is more famous for herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc and elegant red wines made from the Bordeaux varieties. Sample fines wine on this tour.

  • This photo was taken in a vineyard in Cape Town
    Fine wine tasting in Cape Town

    Cape Town Vineyards are impressive.

Constantia Valley: Wine Tours from Cape Town

Spend a full day exploring the overflowing and lush green valleys of the Constantia Wine Route. Uncork the rich history of Cape Town wine alongside an expert guide. Discover the wines and stories from the oldest wineries in South Africa. Our world-class experience will connect you to three of the best wine estate in the Constantia Wine Valley.

Constantia Valley Wine Route lies south of Cape Town between False Bay and the icy Atlantic Ocean. A destination steeped in rich history and the oldest wine-producing area in South Africa - old Constantia was known worldwide for its legendary sweet dessert wines, drunk by aristocracy and royalty. The Constantia Wyn inspired famous authors like Jane Austin and Charles Dickens.

On tour experience: Start a satisfying journey along the Constantia wine route and discover the oldest wineries in South Africa. Explore a 333-year-old wine farm. Wander your way through the historic Museum in Groot Constantia, taste five best-in-class wines and see cultural and historical collections of artefacts.

Next, embark on a thrilling 4x4 off-road journey that will take you up to the top of the mountainous vineyards. End off with an unforgettable Cape Town wine tasting in a natural perfect setting.

Continue along the Constantia wine route and taste some of the finest Cape wines in a historic wine cellar. At each wine estate in Constantia, you'll have the opportunity to buy wine that is lovingly made in Cape Town.

Highlights: 

  • Discover the oldest wineries in Cape Town.
  • Premium Cape wine tastings at all stops.
  • Enjoy an off-road vineyard and wine safari.
  • Scenic walk in the vineyard.
  • Recognised for white wines, notably Sauvignon Blanc
  • Taste modern examples of the iconic sweet wines
  • Groot and Klein Constantia, Steenberg and Buitenverwachting.

This tour is easy to customise to your wants and needs while exploring the Cape Winelands. 

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Itinerary

The start of a grape escape

A day trip from Cape Town to Constantia Winelands

The start of a sensational tour begins with a morning collection in Cape Town.
Alongside your expert guide, you'll begin this world-class journey heading into the lush green valleys of Constantia along the oldest wine route in Cape Town.


As we enter Groot Constantia Wine Estate, you'll see the century-old oak trees lining the avenue that leads us up to the heart of the estate, the grandeur, 17th century - Cape Dutch Homestead. You'll have the chance to explore the 333-year-old wine estate, wander through the Museum, walk through rows of vineyards, taste five delicious wines and see cultural and historical collections of artefacts.

 

Onto the next Cape Town Wine Farm

Off road safari through the Vineyard

Get to know more about the Klein Constantia Estate and their award-winning Cape wines. The journey up the vineyards is conducted in an off-road open-top game viewer and you'll end off this spectacular experience with a delightful wine tasting in nature.

Heading to a dreamy Winery in Cape Town

A fond favourite with the locals

Next, and not far from here, we'll wind our way through the Cape vineyards route to the iconic, family-run Buitenverwachting Wine Estate. The Wine Tasting experience is experienced in the historic wine cellar with its traditional thatched roof, whitewashed walls and rare yellow-wood ceilings.


End with a late afternoon drop-off at your Cape Town accommodation.

Good to know:
During a wine tasting, your host will greet you with different samples of wine.

The host will typically start with the white wines, then the red wines and end off with a sweeter tasting wine.

The host will pour the samples and describe both the smell and the taste.
Holding your glass up to the light, you'll notice the colour. A bright, clean colour signifies the quality. Tilt the glass slightly to the side. Younger wines will maintain uniform colour throughout, while older wines will lose their colouring and become translucent close to the rim.

Your host might remind you of the five basic steps in tasting wine which is: colour, swirl, smell, taste, and savour. These are also known as the "five S": see, swirl, sniff, sip, savour.