I am very fortunate to have wonderful friends who know exactly what I love and got treated to a glorious day (without the kids) in the Constantia Valley exploring two of my friends favourite wine farms (and now mine).
We started our day at the trendy boutique winery, Beau Constantia, at the top of Constantia Nek with the most stunning views of False Bay and the Constantia Valley. Glass windows surround the modern tasting lounge for you to enjoy the stunning panoramic views, from all tables, as you taste their wine or enjoy a bottle. We decided not to taste the wines and ordered their delicious bubbles (sparkling wine) and a variety of sushi. The sashimi was the best yum. On the menu there is also a selection of artisan cheese or meat platters and a chefs daily special.
Downstairs they have created a contemporary space called the Wine Bar where you can enjoy a relaxed afternoon. They offer a unique and diverse experience to sample craft beer from Darling Breweries or Cluver and Jack’s Craft Cider as well as their fine wines and bubbly. They have different seating options available indoor at the bar or outside at tables or in a gazebo style seating. Very stylish. I recommend reserving a table as it is extremely popular.
Our next, and final stop, was the absolutely stunning Constantia Glen. Wow I loved this place it was a wonderful discovery and breathtaking beautiful. We arrived around 3pm on a Sunday afternoon and it was packed with a lively atmosphere. Luckily we found a table on the terrace to enjoy the stunning view. There are quite a lot of seating options not all with a view though. They serve meat and cheese platters which we tasted and both where excellent. We were a little pushed for time so we decided not to wine taste and ordered a bottle of the Sauvignon Blanc. Yum it was absolutely delicious – one of my favourites now.
Looking at it from a child friendly perspective I would not bring my kids here. There is not a lot of space for them to play and there is no kids play area or jungle gym. Some people did have their kids there and they were playing on the small lawn so might work for you if you have older kids. My youngest is one and it would not be suitable for him.
This boutique winery has a proud history of winemaking dating back to 1685 with their wines winning numerous awards and are absolutely divine. This estate is definitely worth a visit.
We left too soon as it was time to get home to the kids but I could have easily stayed a little longer enjoying their fine wines, spectacular views, perfect weather and an all round glorious day with friends in the magnificent Constantia Valley.