When you think of visiting wine farms in Cape Town, you’ll typically search for wine routes in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. However, the Constantia Wine Route also has a lot of amazing wine estates on offer, like Groot Constantia wine farm for example. This wine farm is rich in history as its South Africa’s oldest wine-producing farm, established way back in 1685. And that’s just one of the many reasons to visit this southern suburbs wine farm! We recently paid them a visit for a wine tasting and picnic and here’s why you should too…


Find Your Festive Wish List at Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia Wine and Gift Shop

Before you indulge in the Groot Constantia wine tasting, your first stop should definitely be the Wine and Gift shop at the lower end of the estate, as you enter the main gate. In this little shop you’ll find a variety of Christmas gifting options like gorgeous glassware, the Vintage Vault Wine Box and the Groot Constance in its original wooden box. The selection of Groot Constantia wine are also on offer, including their flagship wines: the Gouverneurs Reserve White and the Gouverneurs Reserve Red. The gift shop has a wide selection of proudly South African items which can also conveniently be shopped online.


If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, the Groot Constantia Visitors Route ticket makes a wonderful gift. The ticket includes:

Manor House Museum and Cloete Cellar access
A guided or self-guided Cellar tour (10:00 – 16:00) hourly
A wine tasting (5 wines of your choice)
A beautiful large souvenir branded wine glass

The ticket can be purchased on the day you visit from either of the three tasting rooms.


Enjoy a Leisurely Groot Constantia Picnic

Groot Constantia picnic

Take advantage of the wonderful Cape Town summer weather and book a Gouverneurs Picnic Basket. We enjoyed a lazy, relaxing lunch under the big trees with vineyards and mountains peeking through the leaves.

A picnic basket packed with delicious food by our side, we delighted in the mouth-watering flavours of the Woodstock bakery baguette, smoked snoek pate, cured Franschhoek trout, roasted beek with pink peppercorns, roasted beetroot salad and pear and juniper tart tatin. Good luck with choosing your favourite because we loved every delicious bite – compliments to the Chef!

If you prefer a sit-down meal, you can opt for breakfast, lunch or dinner from the two Groot Constantia restaurants – Jonkershuis and Simon’s restaurant while you sip on exceptional South African wine.


Groot Constantia is open Monday – Sunday from 09:00 – 18:00 | www.grootconstantia.co.za | 0217945128

**I was hosted by Groot Constantia for a tour of their Wine and Gift Shop and the Gouverneurs Picnic.

Author: Gaynor

Half city dweller. Half road trip explorer. Full supporter of local South African travel!

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