Child friendly wine estates in Constantia.
We are very lucky in the Southern Suburbs to have the Constantia Wine route on our backdoor.
I’m a huge wine fan and do love to take day trips to explore the wonderful world of wine that is available in Constantia.
I have done most of the work for you and have a list of Child friendly Wine Estates to take your tots. Kiddies can have fun and mom can relax.
The name means “Beyond Expectations” and this winery lives up to its name, producing award winning wines. The farm is a treasure and feels removed from the busy world around it. My family loves to sit on the lawn on a picnic blanket. Let the Children run wild in the farm like setting, after chicken and sit back with a glass of wine. The Wine tasting venue also serves some snacks and cheese platters if you get peckish.
Wine Tasting Fee: R50.00
Coffee BloC at Buitenverwachting
This low-key spot serves delicious coffee, good breakfasts and light lunches. The Coffee BloC is a lovely relaxed coffee shop situated at Buitenverwachting. They serve delicious baked goods and light meals.
Contact: 021 794 5190 / email@example.com
Open seven days a week Groot Constantia has been a fall back from my family a few times. Little ones will love strolling down the long avenue of trees, watching the ducks and walking in the vineyards on this estate. They have an interesting museum where you can learn about the heritage of not only the farm but the early Cape Town settlers.
You can take advantage of the lovely lawns or have a meal at two of the restaurants situated on the farm. They will soon be opening up a sun downer's area, so head on over and sip on some of the estates wine while the sun sets.
The Groot Constantia Experience is great for locals and tourists.
Buy 1 ticket (R105.00 per person) and get:
Entrance to the Groot Constantia Manor House
Entrance to the Cloete Cellar Wine
Tasting of 5 wines
Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass
Guided Cellar Tour
Modern Day Cellar Tour – self-guided audio
Vineyard Tour – self-guided audio
Manor House Tour – self-guided audio
Or add a Chocolate and Wine Pairing to your Visitors Route Experience (R155.00 per ticket) and get the above plus:
5 selected wines with 5 handcrafted chocolates.
They have two dining options;
Jonkershuis Restaurant which is a bit of a breakfast institution in the southern Suburbs. nestled in the traditional heart of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate next to the historic Homestead and surrounded by ancient oak trees.
Jonkershuis is conscious of the origin, sustainability and the ethical content of all the food we prepare, as well as reflecting the rich Cape Malay heritage of our "home", which lends a magical and old-world charm to any occasion held here.
Family farm-styled deli café is a relaxed dinning option for the family. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. You can choose to dine from their al la carte menu, their deli menu or get a picnic basket and laze on the lawns.
This picturesque winery is Located on Constantia Nek, this location allows it to produce premium, cool climate wines. Opt to sit outside in the court yard or on the large patio, so you can keep an eye on the kids. You will find yourself taking a few selfies, no one will blame you that view is something else!
Wine Tasting Fee: Options range from R45.00 to R90.00 per a person.
Their menu is not extensive but there is something for everyone to enjoy, from their Cheese & Charcuterie Platters, fresh summers salads and delicious Flammkuchen.
Steenberg is another wine farm steeped in history. Boasting exquisite views and exudes luxury. Produces some of the finest Methode Cap Classique and don’t forget to get a glass of the Sauvignon Blanc.
Bistro 1682 is the most child friendly restaurant on this farm. It is fine dining, but you can eat a delicious meal while the kids explore the outdoor lawn area.
Note: I would advise that this is a destination for those with older children not toddlers. They have a big water feature and my daughter was obsessed with going swimming 😊
I love the Heritage Market! It is a create addition to the Constantia Community. Do some wine tasting and then stroll down to Kristen’s ice Cream Shop (literally the best you will ever have), gawk at Alexander Avery Fine Chocolates – more like works of art, have a light meal at nest Deli or indulge in sushi from Sushi Box. A trip to the Heritage Market could take you the entire day, so head on over there if you have some hours to kill.
Wine Tasting Fee: R60 for 3 wines. If you want to taste the entire range, you will have to make an appointment.
Open Door restaurant At Constantia Uitsig
This restaurant is a favorite for the parents on the Constantia area.
The food is good, but the biggest draw is the kiddies play area and bike park across the way. The little ones will be kept busy for hours.
Contact: 021 794 3010 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Located on Constantia Nek pass, is the neighbouring farm to Constantia Glen. This boutique wine farm is known for its beauty and award-winning wines.
The lush lawns and little stream which flows through the tasting area will keep you little ones entertained.
Wine Tasting Fee: R65.00
Find a spot on the lawns and enjoy a platter picnic style.
Contact: 021 794 4095 / www.eaglesnestwines.com
That is my list of some wonderful wine farms to add to your list of places to explore. Please let me know if I have left any wine farm off the list.