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

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    Wander peacefully through a vineyard

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

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    Discover Cape Dutch Architecture

    World-class wine and historical experience.

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    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.

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    Fine wine tasting in Cape Town

    Cape Town Vineyards are impressive.

Private Constantia Wine Tour

Discover the tranquility of the Winelands on a private guided Constantia wine tour that takes you to some of the best wineries in Cape Town. Spend quality time at three world-renowned and family-owned wineries to sample a variety of spectacular Cape wines.

Explore one of the oldest wine estates, uncover the secrets of Cape wine, and explore a museum and cellar. Indulge your senses with seductive and robust reds. Savour-rich, fruit-driven whites, and sweet-tasting wine.

Spend a full day exploring the overflowing and lush green valleys of the Constantia Valley Wine Route and uncork the rich history of Cape wines alongside an expert guide.

Tour highlights 

You will be treated to visiting 3 different Constantia wineries, and tasting 16 different wines. Enjoy a full winery tour, a historical museum tour, and a cellar tour.

You will be given time to explore the vineyards at the wineries in Constantia and enjoy free time at wine farm shops. Anything you buy will be kept safely in our tour vehicle.

After the wine tour has been completed, you will be transported back to your pick-up location or a requested drop-off location.

Tour Inclusions

  • Local guide & transport
  • A minimum of 3 wine farm visits 
  • Wine tastings at each farm
  • Groot Constantia - Museum and cellar tour
  • Groot Constantia - souvenir glass

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Read more about Constantia Winelands Tour

While the Cape’s famed winelands have spread to Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, and beyond, it all began in Constantia.

Constantia is the oldest wine-producing region in South Africa, with an uninterrupted history of winemaking since 1685. The first Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, researched the soils and climate and determined that the region had the best climate.

Wine tasting in Cape Town

Wine tasting in Constantia is one of the most popular things to do in Cape Town. Located only 20 minutes away from Cape Town’s city bowl, it’s a perfect place for a day trip from Cape Town, especially if you don't have time to visit any of the other Cape Winelands destinations like Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

What you'll experience on a tour of Constantia

The Constantia Wine Route offers a unique blend of centuries-old homesteads and stylish new boutiques and consists of 10 wine farms.

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 we're celebrated globally, and appears in Jane Austen’s novel ‘Sense and Sensibility' as a cure for a broken heart and inspired famous authors like Charles Dickens.

The Constantia Valley is breathtakingly beautiful, with picturesque farms and vineyard rows stretching up the eastern slopes of the Constantiaberg mountain. 

Top attractions on the Constantia Wine Tour

Groot Constantia Wine Tour

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 337-year-old wine estate with a guided tour that includes a museum tour, and a walk through magnificent gardens and vineyards.

Take a seat at the Cloete Cellar tasting room, to enjoy your Groot Constantia wine tasting. Sample 5 wines of your choice, with century-old stories. 

After working up an appetite you'll be taken to one of the restaurants to enjoy lunch. (Own expense)

Klein Constantia

Not far from Groot Constantia we arrive at Klein Constantia. 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 perfect location for cool climate wines, Klein Constantia produces some of South Africa’s top wines, including one of the world’s best natural sweet wines,Vin de Constance.

Step into the experience of wine tasting with a guided tour that includes the history and philosophy at Klein Constantia and enjoy tasting 6 Estate Wines that include classic Sauvignon Blanc and the iconic Vin de Constance.

If you are in the mood, you can join a thrilling scenic drive that takes you through the vineyards in an open top Land Rover and enjoy a delightful wine tasting stop with magnificent views en route. (not included in rate).

Buitenverwachting Wine Estate

When you are ready, we proceed to Buitenverwachting Wine Estate. This beautiful farm formed part of the original Constantia estate that was established in 1685.

The Wine Tasting experience is housed in the historic wine cellar or sits in the courtyard overlooking the vineyards. Your wine tasting tour includes a sampling of 5 wines of your choice.

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

History of Constantia

In 1685 the government of the Netherlands granted Governor Simon Van Der Stel land of his choice in the Cape. The original property comprised 763 hectares, stretching from the modern-day Constantia to Dieprivier. He selected the beautiful, lush area because it has direct access to Table Mountain with green belts offering lots of agricultural potentials. He planted 10,000 vines, naming the farm after the VOC (Dutch East India Company) ship, Constantia. Groot Constantia was the first wine farm established in South Africa and was founded in 1685 by Simon Van der Stel.

Following the death of Simon Van del Stel in 1712 the original Constantia farm was divided into three farms, Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, and Bergvliet. You can find the original Cape Dutch-style manor house located at Groot Constantia.

Years later, several farms were added to the Constantia wine valley with Buitenverwachting in 1796, Klein Constantia in 1823, Eagles’ Nest and Silvermist in 1984, and Constantia Glen in 2000, and Beau Constantia in 2002.

Make sure to include the Constantia Valley in your Cape Town itinerary.

Let's plan a wine tasting trip

We can tailor a trip just for you.

Our Private tours are flexible. Changing the itinerary to suit your travel needs is easy. We would be more than happy to suggest further attractions and the top things to do in Cape Town for your personalised travel requirements.

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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.