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.
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.
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.
The viognier is especially quaffable, and can be enjoyed with delectable cheese boards – nestled at the foot of Table Mountain.
With awe-inspiring views, wines to rival some of our best and the acclaimed Chefs Warehouse - this is a one for the bucket list!
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.
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