Groot Constantia, situated in the heart of the Cape Peninsula near Cape Town, South Africa, holds the esteemed title of being the oldest wine-producing estate in the country. Its rich history and picturesque setting make it a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, then Governor of the Cape Colony, Groot Constantia boasts centuries of winemaking tradition. Its vineyards, stretching across the slopes of the Constantiaberg mountain range, benefit from a unique microclimate, characterized by cooling sea breezes and ample sunshine, ideal for cultivating premium wine grapes.

Visitors to Groot Constantia are treated to a wealth of experiences. Guided cellar tours offer insight into the winemaking process, from vine to bottle, allowing guests to witness the craftsmanship and dedication behind each vintage. Wine tastings provide the opportunity to sample a diverse selection of award-winning wines, including the estate’s signature varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Shiraz.

Beyond wine, Groot Constantia offers a glimpse into South Africa’s colonial past. The meticulously preserved Manor House, a Cape Dutch-style homestead dating back to the late 17th century, invites visitors to step back in time and explore period-furnished rooms, art galleries, and historical exhibitions. The surrounding landscaped gardens, adorned with fragrant roses and sprawling lawns, offer a tranquil escape and stunning views of the vineyards below.

For those seeking culinary delights, Groot Constantia’s on-site restaurants provide an array of dining options. From casual bistro fare to gourmet meals paired with estate wines, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Available daily:
• Bottom Cellar: 09h00 – 17h00 (closing at 18h00)
• Production Cellar: 10h00 – 16h00 (closing at 17h00)
• Top Cellar: 10h00 – 16h00 (closing at 17h00)

Wine Tasting – R130.00
• Tasting (5 wines of your choice)
• Souvenir branded wine glass

Chocolate and Wine Pairing – R200.00
• Chocolate & Wine Pairing (5 Selected wines with 5 handcrafted chocolates)
• Souvenir branded wine glass

Visitors Route Experience Ticket – R155.00
• Manor House Museum and Cloete Cellar Access
• Guided or Self-Guided Cellar Tour (10h00 – 16h00) – hourly
• Wine Tasting (5 wines of your choice)
• Souvenir branded wine glass
• Add a chocolate tasting for only R60
• Buy tickets online from Webtickets or at Estate on Tel: 021-794 5128
• There is no student/pensioner discount for the chocolate and wine tasting.