High Constantia Wine
High Constantia Wines
A boutique wine cellar nestled in the heart of the Constantia Valley. The origins of High Constantia can be traced back to 1693 when the farm was part of the Dutch East India Company outpost and was known as Wittebomen, because of the abundance of silverleaf trees on the land.
During the 1800’s High Constantia was a popular stopover en route from Simonstown to Cape Town as attested by the numerous entries in three visitors’ books preserved in the Cape Town Archives detailing even the wine purchased. In those days the property comprised three main buildings set amongst lavish gardens, lawns and trees.
Today, on a small corner of the original land, David van Niekerk has restored High Constantia to its former winemaking glory, with his infinite passion and newly planted vineyards.
High Constantia’s gracious past has been echoed with renewed vigour, evident in the variety of elegant and award winning wines once again produced by this historical estate.
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