High Constantia Winery
This winery is the odd one out as it doesn't tend to play along with the rest. But, the wonderful woman who runs the tasting experiences, Sanneline, has made this our absolute favourite spot in Constantia. The wines are great, but Sanneline is the star!
Head towards Groot Constantia and look out for a small sign midway to the entrance to Groot. You’ll stroll down a short driveway alongside a residential home, and walk into a humble looking equivalent of a converted garage. As you side step the pupitre, tanks and hoses, you’ll discover a small verandah overlooking a charming garden, dam and the Schoenstadt nunnery. It has some interesting history as its origins can be traced back to 1693 when it was part of the Dutch East India Company outpost and was known as Wittebomen, because of the silverleaf trees on the land.
They own some vineyards which can be seen from the property, but buy grapes from the region.
The Wine Tasting:
The vintages are subject to availability - but don’t be surprised if you see a 2009 red available for tasting. They have an impressive library of vintage wines. I’ve only once been offered the Silverhurst wines so don’t expect to see these in the tasting flight.
Wines are subject to availability