Wine is not a subject of jokes in South Africa. Fans of this drink know why: this African country is one of the world's largest wine producers, its vineyards - especially those located in the Cape wine region - are a great tourist attraction and its different bottles accumulate international awards and recognitions.
Constantia is located just 15 minutes by car from Cape Town, making it ideal for a short visit. It is the oldest wine region in the country ─ its origin dates back to the 17th century. Among its most prominent admirers include Napoleon Bonaparte, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Charles Baudelaire.
The most widely planted grape is Chenin, with a third of the production. Chardonnay has risen 5% and Cabernet Sauvignon has tripled the vineyard. Colombard and Palomino occupy 8% of the vineyard. The latest strains in development are Merlot and Syrah.

Constantia wines