Klein Constantia Estate is set on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg, with magnificent views across the Constantia Valley and False Bay. The 146 hectare wine estate was originally part of the vast Constantia property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. This particular valley was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the natural climate and soils perfect for growing quality grapes.
Close proximity to the sea results in winds that flow across the Constantia Valley from False Bay in the summer months, providing a perfect cooling effect on the higher altitude vineyards while the lower slopes enjoy warmer temperatures.
Klein Constantia’s premium Estate range is spearheaded by a world acclaimed and highly popular Sauvignon Blanc, and a Cabernet Sauvignon that regularly garners awards and praise as one of South Africa’s best wines.
Completing our Estate range is a Riesling, and a 100% Chardonnay Méthode Cap Classique Brut, both produced in limited quantities.
Using fruit from both our own farm and other top Cape wine estates, the KC Range offers superb value for money and the quality one would expect from wines produced by Klein Constantia’s team.
At present our range includes a fresh Sauvignon Blanc, a delicate Cabernet Franc Rosé, a Pinot Noir and an award-winning red blend.
The grapes for the Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from prime cool vineyard sites in Constantia Elgin and Elim, where temperatures during the traditionally warm summer months are of the coolest in the Cape. The resulting fruit is high in natural acidity with pungent Sauvignon Blanc aromas.
The Cabernet Franc used to make our elegant KC Rosé comes from Klein Constantia, other Constantia estates and Stellenbosch. Red grapes not used in our Estate wines, along with only the best grapes sourced from Stellenbosch, go into the making of our luscious KC Red blend. An easy drinking and balanced red wine, KC Red has proven so popular locally and around the world, that even the City of London Corporation and London’s Lord Mayor chose to serve it at Guildhall as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June of 2012.