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Constantia Glen

Constantia Glen

This magnificently appointed wine estate on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg, is one of the jewels of the Constantia Valley, home of South African wine with a proud winemaking history dating back to 1685, when Simon van der Stel first made wine on his farm called Constantia. After van der Stel’s death in 1712, the Constantia farm was split into three properties known today as Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia and Buitenverwachting.

Constantia Glen has a unique position cradled between the Constantiaberg and Table Mountain (World Heritage Site) ranges, with predominantly north-east facing slopes. This singular location allows for exposure to late afternoon sun, ideal for the slow ripening that shapes our classically expressed wines.

Decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone are the dominant soil types that lend minerality and the graceful character to our wines. High water retention of the rich clay sub-soils allows for sustainable dryland cultivation, while ecologically sound practices include biological insect and pest control by means of natural predators. Our intrinsic terroir footprint is echoed in the unique insignia embossed on every Constantia bottle.

At Constantia Glen they understand that fine wines are made in the vineyard.

Ideally located below Constantia Nek, just moments from the bustling Cape Town city centre, Constantia Glen is a picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool climate wines.

The 60 hectare property, situated at an altitude of 130 – 270 metres above sea level, has a mere 29 hectares under vine with production of Constantia Glen wines limited to 100 000 bottles per annum.

The undulating foothills of the Constantiaberg command hand harvesting practices, underpinning the hand crafted quality of their wines.

Cold maritime breezes from the Atlantic, directly off False Bay, regulate the annual average temperature at a mild 16⁰C.

Dryland cultivation under these cool climatic conditions results in slow ripening, low yields with exceptional grape quality and flavour concentration.

This makes for crisp white wines and fresh, vibrant reds of great elegance and structure, setting us apart from other South African wine producing areas.

Browse our cases of Constantia Glen wine available for purchase now.

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