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Steenberg Wine Estate, Constantia, Cape Town

Steenberg Wine Estate, Constantia, Cape Town

Steenberg Wine Estate had its origins in 1688 when Catharina Michelse, a colourful, 5 times married German immigrant, was granted title to 25 morgen from the Groot Constantia land granted to Simon van der Stel. Catharina was a fiercely independent woman who rode bareback and whose children resembled Indian cannibals. The estate was purchased by Hendrik Russouw in 1695 and he produced the first wines from the farm then named Swaaneweide.

In the modern era the estate had been renamed Steenberg and underwent extensive soil and micro-climate tests to establish exactly which cultivars should be grown. There are now about 62ha under vine of which 70% is white: Sauvignon Blanc (45% of total plantings) and Semillon. The red varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The farm is also one of only a handful in the Cape to have invested in the red Italian variety Nebbiolo.

An 18 hole golf course has been established on the estate as well as an upmarket residential estate, a 5 star hotel and spa and two restaurants.

You may join a guided walk through the winery and the maturation cellar as well as enjoying some wine tasting from Monday to Friday at 11h00 and 15h00. If you don’t wish to join a tour the tasting room opening times are as follows:

Mondays – Fridays: 9h00 – 18h00

Saturdays and Sundays: 10h00 – 18h00

Public Holidays (excluding Christmas and Good Friday): 10h00 – 18h00

Special arrangements can be made for groups .

Tel:  +27 (0)21 713 2211   Email

For more information visit: Steenberg Vineyards

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