The Constantia Showcase

Wade Bales
TIME:    18h00
COST:    R290
VENUE:    Southern Sun, Hyde Park

The Constantia Wine Route is bringing the very best of the Constantia Wine Route to Johannesburg. On Wednesday the 18th of May the Southern Sun in Hyde Park will host nine of the region’s winemakers.

Experience the best of Constantia under one roof. Taste hand selected wines from the Constantia region and engage with the winemakers.

The ticket price includes a complimentary glass, all wine tastings and a selection of gourmet cheese, antipasti deli and artisanal breads.

As one of the country’s oldest wine regions, Constantia has captured the imagination of wine-lovers across the world. Established in 1685 as one of the original Cape farms, the wine route is now divided into just nine, premium estates – Beau Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Glen, Constantia Royale, Eagles Nest, Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Silvermist and Steenberg.

Collectively, the farms have over 421 hectares of vine. But what is it about this cool, fresh and green beauty spot – just 15 minutes from Cape Town – that makes it so special? “It’s our terroir,” explains Carryn Wiltshire from the Constantia Wine Route. “The combination of soil, wind exposure, the region’s location in relation to the mountain and unique microclimate, allows our winemakers to produce wines that can age well, show elegance over time and respect the fruit’s true sense of place.”