Constantia Glen is a beautiful winery perched on the sunniest slopes of Cape Town’s Constantia Wine Valley. The estate is highly acclaimed for its cool climate Sauvignon Blancs and Bordeaux-style reds, as well as its exquisite views and delicious cheese and charcuterie platters.
With a beautiful tasting room and chic wine bar, Constanita Glen is a superb winery to visit come storm or shine. Spend sunny days on the patio under sun umbrella, and chilly, rainy days under the covered terrace or inside the wine bar. As the walls are made of glass, you certainly don't have to compromise on the stunning views.
If you’re looking for something new and fresh this summer, head to the sun-kissed vineyards of Constantia Glen.Constantia Glen forms a small 60 hectare wedge between Beau Constantia and Eagle’s Nest, and receives the most amount of sunlight in the valley – which is exceptionally good for their grapes. They also rely solely on the blessings of Mother Nature and use no additional irrigation. The estate boasts sweeping views of the valley from the beautifully appointed tasting room, which is enough reason to visit in itself.
What was originally old stables and cow byre has been transformed into a contemporary wine bar with light, eclectic spaces. Open for wine tasting and purchases, the wine bar has fresh design elements that include Cape Georgian cellar doors with klompie brick surrounds, spaansriet ceilings, and a great cast iron pavilion created out of the juncture of three verandas. The chandeliers hark back to the stable origins, while pale French oak furniture and raffia lamps are offset by splashes of rich earthy tones and animal prints. Extending from the wrap-around veranda, the new 40-seater Victorian Pavilion tasting room overlooks the grassy terrace and vineyards that rise and fall along the mountain contours. Due to impressive hand-made terracotta tiles and specially bent corrugated roofing (which is apparently impossible to do) the tasting room hardly seems new, but rather blends seamlessly with the original veranda and reflects the love and sensitivity to the estate’s history by present owners, the Waibel family.
While there is no jungle gym or kiddie’s menu, they were more than happy to let the little ones run around the grass embankment. The brightly coloured straws that came with the homemade lemonade certainly didn’t go unnoticed by the kids either. There are also 3 friendly dogs to play with. Just don’t be like some other guests and assume that your dogs are invited to join the party – it is not a pet-friendly venue.