Klein Constania

Klein Constania

"One of the most mythical vineyards in the world..."

-French Institute des Paysages et Architectures Viticoles.

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Our History

Klein Constantia dates back to 1685 when Simon van der Stel chose the most favourable location for his vast and fertile farm called "Constantia".

Our History
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Our Philosophy

Klein Constantia Estate is custodian to some of the most historic vineyards in South Africa and, indeed, the world.

Our Philosophy
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Our Family

Learn more about the people who continue to uphold and nurture the celebrated name of Klein Constantia.

Our Family
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Terroir/Viticulture

Situated between the cool Atlantic and warmer Indian Ocean in Constantia's historic wine route, Klein Constantia's vines rest in decomposed granite soils.

Terroir/Viticulture
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Wine Tasting

Visit our tasting room all year round and taste some of the best wines the Constantia valley has to offer.

Wine Tasting
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Vine Art Project

The Vine Art Project was started on the estate in 2003, with the aim of teaching our staff some basic entrepreneurial skills and giving them a creative outlet... when they're not making the world's best wines! Since the project’s inception, our product portfolio has grown to include a variety of goods, from greeting cards to gift bags and bookmarks, with the most popular product being the exquisite Christmas wreaths made from cuttings and leaves taken from Klein Constantia’s historic vineyards. Everything is handmade by Klein Constantia staff using by-products from the wine-growing and making processes. For more information on the Vine Art Project, or to place an order, please contact info@kleinconstantia.com.

Vine Art Project

Our Estate

Described as one of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees and lush greenery on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with superb views across the Constantia Valley and False Bay.

OUR 146 HECTARE WINE ESTATE originally formed part of "Constantia", a vast property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. This particular valley was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the decomposed granite soils on its slopes, gently cooled by ocean breezes.

Prized by leaders and aristocracy throughout 18th Century Europe, Constantia’s Vin de Constance was revived by Klein Constantia in 1986, reaffirming this unique natural sweet wine’s place in history.

Today, Klein Constantia continues to make some of South Africa’s top wines and the world’s best dessert wines; wines that reflect the cool Constantia climate, as well as our historic tradition.

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Anwilka Vineyards

Anwilka, our sister farm in Stellenbosch, produces world-class red blends under the guidance of internationally acclaimed Bordeaux wine experts.

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