When people think of South Africa, they generally think of wine too. South Africa produces some of the best wines in the world. Most of the vineyards are in located in the Western Cape, which means wine tourism represents one of the popular activities in Cape Town.
South Africas very first vineyard was Groot Constantia in Cape Town and what a vineyard it is! As you enter the big white gate you will feel an oasis of calm and you can smell the sauvignon blanc in the air immediately. The view is stunning because of the endless green vines and the clear blue sky surrounded by prestigious mountains. Groot Constantia is the oldest and most beloved wine estate with more than 100 years history.
After making yourself comfortable, it’s time for the wine tasting. They offer a wide range of high quality wines. The best way is to be advised by one of the professional staff. They can tell you everything about the history of the farm and the process of the wine. You are allowed to have 5 refills with no time limit. Make sure you enjoy your wine at leisure and take in all the smells and tastes. While tasting different wines you can literally walk through the vineyards. Or chill and taste at one of the picnic tables.
Groot Constanta wine estate also offers another wine tasting on a whole different level – wine and chocolate pairing. With a recommendation of chocolate on each wine. All of the combinations really tasted like heaven.
The wine estate Groot Constantia is accessible 20 min by car from Cape Town. The city sightseeing bus has Groot Constantia stop on their route and the bus is even driving through the wine estate.
Book one of our Cape Point tours that stops at Groot Constantia or a full day wine tour in the Stellenbosch and Franschoek wine region. Need to rest your head after a hard day of wine tasting, check out our accommodation options in Cape Town.