Constantia Valley Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

Intimate, Tranquil and Refined

EAGLES’ NEST Saturday 7 January 2017 http://eaglesnestwines.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Eagles’ Nest sits high up on Constantia Nek between Constantia Glen and Beau Constantia vineyards. The 38 hectare farm was, as those close by, mostly destroyed by the 2000...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Iconic Steenberg

STEENBERG Saturday 7 January 2017 http://www.steenbergfarm.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I ended my last blog about Steenberg with the line “I shall have to save up before I return – but that I definitely will.” Well, it was barely a...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Always a Favourite – Guaranteed to Delight

STEENBERG Sunday 1 January 2017 http://www.steenbergfarm.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Steenberg was the first wine estate I visited in South Africa. I have been back many times and it never disappoints. My partner and I are currently visiting all the...
Constantia Valley Experience 5.0 Wine 5.0

A Hidden Gem of Rare Excellence

SILVERMIST ORGANIC VINEYARD Friday 30 December 2016 http://www.silvermistvineyards.co.za/home/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Every cloud has a silver lining so they say. Today was no exception. My partner and I made our way to the top of Constantia Nek yesterday only...
Constantia Valley Experience 3.0 Wine 3.0

“Swimming Pool” Wines for Now – or Leave until Later

CONSTANTIA GLEN Thursday 29 December 2016 http://www.constantiaglen.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 Constantia Glen was bustling with holiday tourists and friends spilling out from the long farmhouse onto the terraces and lawns overlooking the Constantia Valley. My partner and I arrived...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Beau-tiful Beau-tique Beau-Constantia

BEAU CONSTANTIA Thursday 22 December 2016 http://www.beauconstantia.com Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Beau Constantia, with its low-yielding ocean-chilled vines, is set on steep slopes at 350m above sea level at the top of Constantia Nek. It is surpassed only in altitude...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Beyond Expectation

BUITENVERWACHTING Saturday 17 December 2016 http://www.buitenverwachting.com Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 My partner and I followed the winding road through the sunny meadows. We remembered, at last, that Buitenverwachting is closed for wine-tasting on Sundays. The Public Holiday on Friday had...
Constantia Valley

Did I really spend THAT much on a Bottle of Wine?

KLEIN CONSTANTIA Sunday 27 November 2016 http://www.kleinconstantia.com The bright blue agapanthus flowers matched the cloudless blue sky as we drove down the drive to the tasting room at the Klein Constantia vineyard in Constantia Valley. The trip was a last...