Constantia Glen

A boutique wine estate tucked away in the heart of the oldest wine producing region of South Africa, Constantia.

About the winery
Constantia Glen Winery is a boutique winery situated in the oldest wine producing region in South Africa, Constantia. We understand that fine wines are made in the vineyard. Ideally located below Constantia Nek, just moments from the bustling Cape Town city centre, Constantia Glen is a picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool climate wines. The 60 hectare property, situated at an altitude of 130 – 270 metres above sea level, has a mere 29 hectares under vine with production of our wines limited to 120 000 bottles per annum.

Learn more about Constantia Glen and their facilities at:

http://www.constantiaglen.com/

Location

Western Cape

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 20:00Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Summer Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 20:00Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
No
Restaurant
Yes - see more
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Western Cape
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Wines produced
Constantia Glen FIVE 2016, Constantia Glen THREE 2016, Constantia Glen TWO 2018, Constantia Glen Sauvignon blanc
Grape varieties
Sauvignon Blanc, SemillonCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
History & Geography
The Waibel family from Austria bought Glen Alpine farm in 1960 and set about building their homes on the farm, as they set up a large textile business, called BMD Knitting Mills, in the Cape. Although living on the farm, the land was not commercially farmed from 1960 until 1995 when it became an elite stud farm for champion Red Angus breeding stock. Around 1998, Dieter Waibel, together with his son Alexander and son-in-law Gus Allen, started with the planning to bring the land back to its original function as a wine farm. The first vineyards were planted in September 2000 with the farm being renamed to Constantia Glen when the first wine was produced in 2005. These upper slopes of Constantia are not easy to farm, but the rewards have come a plenty for the Waibel family whose dedication and steadfastness to produce high quality wines has proven to be a success from this very unique position in Constantia.
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