Having subsequently been subdivided into smaller farms, Constantia Uitsig is now one of a select handful of wine estates that together make up the Constantia Valley Wine Route.
With an uncompromising commitment to the greenest building and farming practices, Constantia Uitsig's hope to create a space that is at once beautiful, biodiverse and most importantly, still enjoyed for the generations that have yet to come. As seen on their labels, Constantia Uitsig is working toward becoming a haven for not only indigenous flora but indigenous birds as well. To this end, they try to work as naturally as possible in the vineyards, using cover cropping, mulching and integrated pest management programmes.
Flowers play a central theme at Uitsig too – welcoming a diversity of beneficial insects and bright colours to the vineyards whilst the farm-made compost enriches the soil. In the process of ensuring Constantia Uitsig as free of alien vegetation as possible, the wood from felled alien trees has been incorporated into the new building developments. Wherever possible, they have used what has been found on the land – from the timber beams and tables to the sand in the cement that holds everything together.
Apart from the soon-to-be-completed winery and wine tasting facility, Constantia Uitsig is also home to a Wine Shop, Bike Park, Open Door restaurant, the Heritage Market: a quaint row of cottages featuring the finest artisanal craft producers in their respective fields. Ranging from slow-churned ice cream, to craft beer and single-origin coffee, from deluxe fine chocolates and cakes to the freshest farm produce and the best sushi this side of Japan… each artisan may differ in their respective focus, but all are equally committed to offering you the very best experience and produce.