Constantia Uitsig is part of the original Constantia farm established by Cape Governor Simon van der Stel in the 17th century. It was subdivided and became part of first Bergvliet, Buitenverwachting, Constantia View, and then renamed to Constantia Uitsig in 1941.
This farm has transitioned a number of times in the last few years. It now features an impressive glass-walled wine cellar, a mountain bike park, the wonderful Block House restaurant, and a lane of restored labourer’s cottages that form their Heritage Market (this includes slow-churned ice cream, sushi, fish and chips, a deli and café). It’s clear that the space is focused on being a family and child friendly environment.
A Mediterranean climate with sea breezes from False Bay cooling the vineyards during the growing season. Soils are alluvial decomposed granite from the slopes of Table Mountain. The soils are deep, well drained, and have a high reflection rate.
The Wine Tasting:
Their wine tasting experience has moved about a few times. It is currently housed in a separate building opposite Blockhouse Kitchen. They are currently open Tuesday to Saturday from 10h00-18h00 and from 10h00-16h30 on Sundays with tastings of their Constantia Uitsig and Ex Oppido vintage ranges available at Blockhouse Kitchen. The tasting room offers 4 options: