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Constantia Wine Route

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia Road
Constantia
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 794 5128

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Buitenverwachting

Klein Constantia Road
Constantia
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 794 5190

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Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia Road
Constantia
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 794 5188

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Constantia Uitsig

Spaanschemat River Road
Constantia
South Africa
Tel: 27 21 794 6500

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Concierge.com's insider take:

You don't need to go far to find vineyards around Cape Town—there are five in the Constantia valley, a 20-minute drive from the city center. Groot Constantia is the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa, though the tastings here can be overwhelmed with busloads of tourists, so you might continue up the Main Road to Buitenverwachting. The restaurant is closed during the month of July, and the picnics are only available in summer (November to April), but the tasting room is open regardless, and free. Klein Constantia is literally up the road, and here you'll find the estate's award-winning nectar, Vin de Constance, a dessert wine popular in the courts of Europe for centuries. If you're short of time, head straight to Constantia Uitsig. The John Platter Wine Guide (an invaluable reference if you're interested in SA wines) always give its grapes high marks, and the three restaurants (including La Colombe) are some of the Cape's finest.

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