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Klein Constantia, Cape Town

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Contact: +27 21 794 5188
Open Hours: Summer: M-F 9a-5p, Sa 10a-5p; Winter: M-F 9a-5p, Sa 10a-4:30p
With its historic Cape Dutch homestead and superb views across the valley and False Bay, Klein Constantia, some 15 minutes by car from Cape Town, has frequently been described as one of the world's most beautiful vineyard locations. The estate forms part of the land granted to Simon van der Stel in 1685. This early Dutch Governor of the Cape planted the first vineyards in Constantia, which later produced the legendary Constantia dessert wine. Requested by Napoleon and praised in the writings of Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, this wine was sought after by the European elite of the 18th and 19th centuries. Continuing the standards of a glorious bygone era, all Klein Constantia's wines are grown, made and bottled on the estate.