This week we’ll be tasting new wines from the oldest wine region in the Southern Hemisphere – Constantia Valley.
The valley was the cradle of quality winemaking in South Africa and the name Constantia is linked with the most famous wines ever produced in this country. Enjoyed by Napoleon Bonaparte and royalty in the 18th century, Constantia Valley’s unique combination of terroir and climate produces some of the world’s finest wines that continue to this day to win accolades and international awards for consistently high standard and quality.
The wineries: Constantia Uitsig and Beau Constantia
Constantia’s history dates back to 1685 when Simon van der Stel named his property after the daughter of the benefactor who granted him a farm nestled beneath a picturesque mountain range. The lush setting and moderate temperatures of Constantia Uitsig bode well for farming and van der Stel set to work planting orchards and vineyards.
Having subsequently been subdivided into smaller farms, Constantia Uitsig and Beau Constantia are two of a select handful of wine estates that together make up the Constantia Valley Wine Route.
This tasting will include 3 or 4 wines to taste (dependent on numbers) and some pica pica. The costs are split and range between €12 and €16 per person.
Places are limited to 16 so please update your RSVP if you can’t make it 🙂
*Disclaimer: This is a dog friendly event, so be prepared for some furry friends!
Wednesday 14 March
20.00 – 20.30