Constantia Glen, the magnificently appointed boutique wine estate on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg, offers some of the finest wine tasting experiences in the Winelands just 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre. It is in this spectacular setting where winemaker Justin van Wyk creates the signature Constantia Glen wines, each with its very own unique character.
Known for cool climate, Bordeaux-style wines, Constantia Glen is the perfect fit for Justin, who has experienced harvest time in St Emilion in the Bordeaux region of France, where he developed a love for this time honoured wine culture.
Hailing from the Karoo, this hard-working, hands-on winemaker has been part of the winemaking teams since 2008. He loves seeing positive results and reaping the rewards of a successful harvest. His winemaking philosophy is to keep things simple and allow the grapes to do our work.
“Respect the terroir, but also work with it as much as you can to enhance the quality of the wine. In the cellar, everything is done to make the most refined and balanced wine possible, that have elegance and finesse. Constantia Glen makes fantastic white wines, which all have a lot of minerality and elegance, real classic-styled food wines. The farm also has the ability to produce fantastic red wines with the same minerality and freshness, but which have ripe, black fruit flavours and delicious, smooth tannins.”
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