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Seeing Stars

This past weekend saw the unveiling of John Platter’s 2018 Wine Guide. And once again, we’re delighted with the ratings bestowed on Constantia Uitsig, as well as our Valley at large.

November 7th, 2017|News|

Growing People

At Constania Uitsig, we grow grapes and make wine, but we’re just as committed to growing and investing in our people too. That’s why we’ve just unveiled the Uitsig Family Barn…

November 7th, 2017|News|

What’s up at Uitsig

What’s happening at Uitsig? The real question is, what’s not happing at Uitsig? Our winery continues to get better and better, and soon. We’re looking forward to welcoming the 2018 harvest into this beauty....

November 7th, 2017|News|

Unwind with Unwooded

Looking for something a bit different to pair with the warmer weather? With the splash of the swimming pool or the salty spray from the sea this summer? Sauvignon Blanc has become synonymous with hot days and long lunches, but unwooded Chardonnays offer a luscious alternative...

November 7th, 2017|News, The Tasting Sessions|

What’s up at Uitsig?

  Just as expected, in early September we celebrated the first signs of Spring in the form of tiny Semillon buds shyly unfurling on long-dormant vines. Since then, every vineyard block has begun to follow suit.   Although still some months away, our next harvest is a much-anticipated one, as it will be the first in our new winery. We can’t wait to share more about this development… not long now!   A much-anticipated addition to our Estate has been the newly-renovated row of front cottages, parallel to Spaanschemat River Road. We’re delighted to announce that by early November, these [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Birds of a feather

BIRDS OF A FEATHER Winter is over. The sun is shining. And it’s a long weekend in ode of Heritage Day. There’s never been a better excuse to bust out your braai tongs and toast to the good days ahead and our collective heritage behind us. In honour of just that, here are our favourite South African dishes – along with their ideal Uitsig companions. Enjoy!   BUBBLY & ANYTHING ON THE BRAAI Like that larger than life person who makes everybody feel like their best friend, there’s a reason why bubbly is the fastest growing segment in the wine [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Green tips

Green tips Our resident horticulturalist Niall shares his tried-and-tested tips for the season ahead… “Spring is in the air – all the allergies, sniffy noses, and red eyes are fairly good indicators that things are happening to the trees and flowers around us. Now we need to get going with our summer garden planning…   SOW - Cosmos, impatients, marigolds, nicotianas and herbs are best planted now.   PLANT - Plant your summer flowering bulbs like arums and gloriosa superba (flame lilies). Be sure to add healthy new compost and a granular feed, as new plants have pretty good appetites.   PROPAGATE - Lift [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the spotlight

In the spotlight This month, acclaimed Master of Wine, Tim Atkin met some of our wines as well as our winemaker, Jacques. The result? An impressive 3 Constantia Uitsig wines were given his highest stamp of approval… ratings in the enviable 90’s!   Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2015 – 92 points An exquisitely complex nose of limes, orange marmalade and earthy notes, whilst the palate is full-bodied with a wonderful lanolin texture and a persistent finish.   Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista – 94 points A beautifully balanced blend, with grass and green limes on the nose giving way to a lean, fresh [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

What’s up at Uitsig?

Although our vines have been resting, we’ve been hard at work here at Uitsig! We’ve planted our first block of Muscat de Frontignan. In a few years time, they will allow us to produce a naturally sweet wine – in the style which the Constantia Valley has long been famous for. Our winery and new wine tasting facility is well under way! Watch this space for a world-class winery like no other - set to swing wide its doors in 2018! Our team has been busy pruning too. Different varieties [...]

July 25th, 2017|What's up at Uitsig|

For the love of bees

As we endeavor to rehabilitate our farm and ensure it’s as eco-friendly as can be, we increasingly will rely on Mother Nature’s own handiwork to do more of the hard work in our gardens and vineyards.

July 15th, 2017|News|