Quaffing in Constantia


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As Capetonians, we are spoilt for choice – there is beautiful and majestic Table Mountain, two oceans, idyllic beaches, a vibrant CBD, the list goes on. The most important, of course, is that we boast our own vineyard in the Constantia Valley.

It’s a region with winemaking history dating back to 1685, with award-winning wines, rolling vineyards and food offerings from fine dining and bistro fare, to simple picnics under 200- year-old oaks. There really is no reason to venture further, so I have compiled my favourites - don your panama, call your Uber and let’s get quaffed.


Try the Chardonnay - pair it with the subliminal cheese board and quaff on the rolling lawns, under age-old oaks.

Klein Constantia

Enjoy delightful bistro fare at the Bistro@Klein Constantia - quaff the Chardonnay, and finish off with their world famous Vin de Constance and a cheese plate.

La Colombe

This requires no introduction and is one of Cape Town’s finest - the only trouble will be, whether you can secure a table! You can always try their sister down the road, Foxcroft, and although not as remarkable, equally quaffable.

Eagles Nest

The viognier is especially quaffable, and can be enjoyed with delectable cheese boards – nestled at the foot of Table Mountain.

Beau Constantia

With awe-inspiring views, wines to rival some of our best and the acclaimed Chefs Warehouse - this is a one for the bucket list!

Steenberg Vineyards

Rolling lawns, the mountain serving as a back-drop and surrounded by tranquil pools - it’s not a bad spot for quaffing, the bistro is also lovely should you get peckish.

Constantia Uitsig Wine Shop

With magnificent views, it is no wonder this little wine shop is the perfect enotica - enjoy a tasting of the farm wines on offer, or enjoy a glass and a chaceuterie board. The semillon is especially good. 



Until next time, Lucie 

Lucie Vos