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Beau Constantia entrance
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Beau Constantia

A young inspirational estate with exceptional views.

Young inspirational wines with exceptional views. One of the youngest South African wine estates, this 22 ha boutique estate was established in 2003, from the ashes of a devastating fire, with 11,5 ha of steep slopes under vines at an altitude of 350m.

A little history of Beau Constantia

In the year 2000 a devastating fire swept through the forests and indigenous fynbos flora of Constantia neck. The area was cleared and terraced and the potential for vines was realised. In 2002 the property was purchased by Pierre and Cecily Du Preez. By 2003 the first vines were planted under the farm manager Japie Bronn.

On such a small area an incredible list of varietals are cultivated, which include: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Viognier. This variety allows for several great red blends, white blends and superb viognier and shiraz.

Beau Constantia at a glance

Wines of note

  • Stella – Shiraz/Syrah
  • Cecily – Viognier
  • Aidan – Red blend / Shiraz led
  • Lucca – Bordeaux style blend
  • Pierre – white blend, wooded

Winemaker

Megan van der Merwe

Viticulturist

Megan van der Merwe

Reasons to visit

  • Fantastic views down the Constantia valley and beyond to the ocean and False bay
  • Exceptional red and white blends
  • A young vineyard, with modern wine making
  • Chefs warehouse, one of the top South African restaurants

Best time to visit

All year destination. Early morning and late afternoon, is the best photographic time.

What to do at Beau Constantia

Highlights on the estate

  • Fantastic views – even a loo with a view
  • Exceptional restaurant of Chefs Warehouse
  • Finely crafted wine

Things to do or see

  • Wine tasting
  • Photography
  • Chefs Warehouse restaurant
  • Manor house museum

For children

The estate has limited child attractions

Outdoors

  • Wander through the vines
  • Gorgeous views over the valley and vineyards

Side-tracks

Take time to walk through the vineyards, photograph and relax

Events

No annual public events

Contact

website: Beau Constantia
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21-  794 8632  ext.2

Social Media

Facebook: Beau Constantia
Instagram: Beau Constantia
Twitter: Beau Constania

Restaurants

Chef’s Warehouse

A fun experience tapas menu for informal, Asian – South African – influenced dining, complimented with great views!

website: Chef’s Warehouse
email: Enquiries
tel: +27 (0)21- 794 8632  ext.1

Wine tasting

Opening times: 09.00 TO 17.00, Tuesday to Sunday

More vineyards on the Constantia Wine Route

Constantia Wine Route and Cape Point Vineyards

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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