Constantia Uitsig Is Dedicated to Nature and Society
The winery also takes its social responsibility very seriously and supports various projects with a foundation: particularly projects that promote early childhood development or the protection of species, for example. Additionally, Constantia Uitsig is a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) and strives to grow non-indigenous plants as little as possible on the farm. The wood from trees that were felled for that reason is incorporated into building alterations as well as the timber beams that are found on the area. The work on the vineyard is supposed to be as natural as possible. Flowers create variety, colour and attract several insects. These are not the only animals on the estate: there are several areas of water where indigenous birds are hoped to settle which can also be found on the new labels of the wine bottles.
Constantia Uitsig Focuses On World-Class White Wines
The team of Constantia Uitsig not only wants to preserve nature’s beauty but also share it with the visitors of the winery. A Bike Park offers cycling fun for cycling enthusiasts of every age. In the new restaurant ‘Open Door’, the doors are literally open. It is here where the great wines can be tasted. The focus of the estate is on wines that express their terroir of decomposed granite and sandstone soils close to False Bay. Since Constantia Uitsig is the farm that is situated at the lowest altitude in the valley, the soils of the 32 hectares that are currently cultivated with vines are mainly suited for world-class white wines such as Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Additionally, there is a red blend, the Red Horizon, and a dessert wine, the Red Muscat d’Alexandrie, in the portfolio of Constantia Uitsig with which the winery contributes to the great reputation and the identity of the region.