Running until the 24th of October 2010, Spring It On Constantia is a feast of food, wine and warm hospitality.
Constantia’s viticultural outputs have long been associated with world-famous desert wines. More recently however, this enchanting region has also developed a reputation as a producer of distinctive Sauvignon Blancs, which display hallmark characteristics of mineral, citrus fruit and floral notes.
There are many estates along the Constantia Wine Route, and all are well signposted from the road.
The most historic and well known estate is Groot Constantia. The main house is the finest surviving example of Cape Dutch architecture and one of South Africa’s foremost historical monuments dating back to 1685. Groot Constantia has been producing wine for over three hundred years. Other famous estates in Constantia include Buitenverwachting and Steenberg.
As a complement to the excellent wines, Constantia also boasts a number of distinguished and highly acclaimed restaurants. La Colombe at Constantia Uitsig, The Greenhouse at the Cellars-Hohenort and Bistro 1682 at Steenberg are firm favourites among locals and visitors to the area.
Enjoy a range of activities during the Spring It On Constantia festival including shopping, wine tasting, special menus and open gardens. For the more energetic, the Grape Run is a half marathon whose course runs through the historic wine estates of the Constantia Valley, namely Groot Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Uitsig and Klein Constantia and also takes in parts of the Tokai Forest.
The Constantia Wine Route is located in Cape Town’s leafy Southern Suburbs, a comfortable 15 to 20 minute drive from the city centre. For luxury accommodation in Cape Town, the Taj Cape Town is centrally located and offers the highest levels of comfort and convenience to its guests.