Located in the picturesque ward of Constantia, just outside Cape Town, South Africa, Klein Constantia is a renowned wine farm with a rich history dating back to 1685. Originally part of the larger Constantia estate, which was established by Simon Van der Stel, Klein Constantia stands as a testament to the region's winemaking heritage.
Under the ownership of esteemed businesspeople Zdeněk Bakala and Charles Harman since 2011, Klein Constantia has flourished. In 2012, it merged with Stellenbosch's Anwilka Estate, gaining the expertise of Bordelais owners Hubert de Boüard and Bruno Prats. Today, Klein Constantia is celebrated as one of South Africa's premier wine producers.
At the helm of the winemaking team is Matthew Day, a talented South African winemaker with international experience in Bordeaux, Barossa Valley, and Napa Valley. Alongside his team, Matthew crafts an impressive range of wines, including reds, whites, rosés, and sparkling varieties. Notably, Klein Constantia is renowned for its Vin de Constance, a luscious sweet wine made from the Muscat de Frontignan grape.
Nestled amidst the verdant slopes of Constantia Mountain, Klein Constantia offers a breathtaking vineyard location. Situated on the narrow Cape Peninsula, it boasts stunning views of the South Atlantic Ocean. Many consider it one of the world's most beautiful vineyards, a testament to its idyllic setting.
Klein Constantia is situated in the esteemed Constantia Valley, the oldest and most revered vineyard region in South Africa. This fertile valley is home to several acclaimed estates, with Klein Constantia standing out for its consistently exceptional wines. Alongside neighboring Groot Constantia, another renowned estate, Klein Constantia has become a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts.
While Klein Constantia may not boast the flashiest facade, its understated charm and exceptional wines make it a hidden gem worth exploring. From their exquisite Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling to the legendary Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia's wines consistently receive high praise from wine guides year after year.
A visit to Klein Constantia is a delightful addition to any wine trip itinerary in the Cape. Combined with the likes of Groot Constantia and Constantia Uitsig, you'll have the opportunity to savor some of the world's finest wines in truly sublime surroundings. Experience the beauty and taste the excellence of Klein Constantia today.