Cape Town is known for its wine region and is a favorite destination for wine connoisseurs from all over the world. Some of the best and oldest wine farms in Cape Town are recognized internationally for the fine wines they produce. Here are some of the most popular wine farms in Cape Town.
Steenberg is the Cape Town’s first farm which was established in 1682. The farm has grown into one of the finest wineries in the area over the span of 300 years even though it was not originally a wine estate. The farm produces some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc and Methode Cap Classique in South Africa, along with several other celebrated varieties like the Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Nebbiolo and the ICON wine Magna Carta. Steenberg’s wines are primed to produce an experience that evokes the unique terroir of the estate through a process of environmentally considerate and dedicated winemaking.
Steenberg Wine Estate offers guests a selection of wine tasting experiences, with a Wine Tasting Bar, Tasting Lounge and Outdoor Terrace to choose from. Steenberg Farm boasts its 5-Star Steenberg Hotel which offers exquisite hospitality with spectacular views and plenty of history making it a complete leisure destination. Overall, the Steenberg farm is where heritage meets contemporary flair.
Cape Point Vineyards
The Cape Point Vineyards an award-winning wine estate located in the south of the famous Constantia Valley in Noordhoek. It boasts its panoramic views of the mountainous Cape Peninsula and magnificent sunsets over the Atlantic. The winery and vineyards are located on the narrow Cape Peninsula and are perfectly situated to produce award-winning white wines. Cape Point Vineyards produces arguably the most complex and fascinating Sauvignon Blanc in the Western Cape. The farm also includes a restaurant and function venue. Its Banquet Hall is located in a unique setting with 360-degree views of mountains, fynbos, vineyards, and glorious sunsets over the Atlantic ocean. The visitors can taste their award-winning wines and enjoy a cheese and charcuterie platter at the Cape Point Vineyard’s tasting room.
Groot Constantia is the oldest wine producing estate in South Africa. The word “Groot” in Dutch and Afrikaans translates as “great” (as in large) in English. It is also considered as a provincial heritage site. Groot Constantia produces an array of award-winning whites and reds that ships around the world, including Shiraz, Merlot, and blended red Gouverneurs Reserve. It is only in 2003 that Groot Constantia also began production of a Constantia dessert wine, called Grand Constance. The farm also includes two top class restaurants and a conference/events venue.
Klein Constantia is a146-hectare wine estate which was established in 1685. It sits on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg. With its cool climate, this wine estate has been producing predominantly high-quality white wines including Sauvignon blanc and Riesling. It is also home to one of the world’s leading natural sweet wines, the Vin de Constance. Klein Constantia features a tasting room which is open year-round to cater guests wanting to taste their wines.
Eagles’ Nest is a 38-hectare farm cradled in a secluded valley high up on the slopes of the historic Table Mountain. The farm was originally a refreshment station for travelers on the mountain pass between Wynberg and Hout Bay harbor. In 2000, fires destroyed most of the farm. It has since been turned into an esteemed wine estate, which is now known for its award-winning red wines. The farm makes use of a unique terracing system to maximize the sunlight hours because the vineyards are planted on some of the steepest agricultural slopes in South Africa. Eagles’ Nest is planted predominantly to Shiraz, Merlot, and Viognier and are maintained by hand throughout the year. Eagle’s Nest is open for wine tasting and sales Mondays-Sundays from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.