Constantia Uitsig – Premium Wine for Over 300 Years
Constantia Uitsig's history began back in 1685, when Simon van der Stel founded his winery in Constantia and named it after the daughter of the owner who provided him with the land. Constantia Uitsig is very proud of this history and is one of the few selected wineries that together form the Constantia Valley Wine Route. With a handful of wines, the estate delights the palates of lovers of South African wine all over the world. The disintegrated granite and sandstone soils near False Bay offer the best conditions for this.
Constantia Uitsig Produces World-Class White Wines
At the heart of Constantia Uitsig are world-class white wines such as Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. With their elegance, complexity and fresh fruit character, they regularly inspire wine connoisseurs and critics alike, as proven by the awards of the John Platter Wine Guide. Constantia Uitsig also has something for red wine fans: The Red Horizon – a blend made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot – is just as elegant as the white wines, but also very aromatic and easily accessible. The Muscat d'Alexandrie rounds off Constantia Uitsig's portfolio in a successful way. For this dessert wine, the winegrowers use the oldest vines of this variety and the only red Muscat grapes in Constantia. The labels on the wine bottles are decorated with native bird species that are located on the Constantia property.
Constantia Uitsig is Committed to Social Projects and Nature Conservation
The winery attaches great importance to sustainability and takes its social responsibility very seriously. A foundation promotes and supports various projects, especially in the area of early childhood development. As a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative, Constantia Uitsig is also committed to preserving the Cape's unique flora and fauna and to species protection. The work in the vineyard should also be as natural as possible. Visitors to Constantia Uitsig can enjoy the beauty of nature on the estate as well as the excellent wines from South Africa, which can be tasted in the new ‘Open Door’ restaurant.