Mountain slopes & cooling sea breezes define the terroir of the ‘heaven and earth’ valley; creating ideal conditions for growing world-class Pinot Noir & Chardonnay which we proudly serve at The Twelve Apostles.Discover our sister wine estate Bouchard Finlayson
The closest wine route to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, the Constantia valley is the historic heart of the Cape winelands, with an uninterrupted winemaking tradition dating back to 1685. With its granitic soils and cooling sea breezes Constantia is renowned for Sauvignon Blanc and white Bordeaux-blends, but talented young winemakers here are equally adept at crafting elegant red wines.
Framed by rugged mountains, where leopards still roam wild, the vineyards of Stellenbosch have been dubbed the ‘Kingdom of Cabernet’ for the bold red wines that balance New World exuberance with Old World elegance. Amid the vineyards you’ll find award-winning brandy distilleries and some of the Cape’s best restaurants.
The French Huguenots, fleeing persecution in France, planted the first vineyards here more than 300 years ago, laying the foundation for a rich winemaking tradition. Today that heritage continues in the ‘French Corner’, in both architecture and a sense of joie de vivre for wine and food. Boutique wineries abound in this picturesque valley, and between cellar visits you’ll find art galleries, craft breweries and fine restaurants to discover.
Named for the dramatic granite boulders that dominate Paarl Mountain, this bustling winelands town blends heritage and tradition with an abundance of estates offering authentic experiences. Though home to the KWV, the largest cellar complex in the southern hemisphere, there is also no shortage of boutique producers and family-owned estates. The mountaintop nature reserve offers a scenic drive with exceptional winelands views from the summit.