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 [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

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|Categories: News|