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 founder who had given him the land. Constantia Uitsig, by the way, means "Constantia View", because the location between the mountains and False Bay is simply fantastic – as is the view. The soils of decomposed granite and sandstone, which are close to False Bay, offer the best conditions to delight lovers of South African wine with the wines.
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. Red wine fans will also find what they are looking for at Constantia Uitsig: The Red Horizon made from Shiraz grapes, the Constantia Red – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc – and the Red Tableau, which consists of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties, are just as elegant as the white wines and very aromatic. The labels of the wine bottles are adorned with native bird species that live 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 restaurant "The Blockhouse Kitchen".