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 [...]

2017-12-05T09:15:04+00:00 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 [...]

2017-12-05T09:15:04+00:00 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…   [...]

2017-09-22T11:59:25+00:00 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 [...]

2017-09-22T11:55:49+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

All about herbs

Our resident horticulturalist, Niall is nothing if not a pragmatist. So whilst pottering around his own garden, Niall reflected on what he could eat and enjoy from his patch of earth... "I decided to see what I could eat and use medicinally out of my little patch." Thankfully, the medicinal herbs and flora he uncovered [...]

2017-12-05T09:15:05+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Coffee 101

In a city brimming with fine coffee roasters, Rosetta Roastery is one of the finest. With an almost cult-like following and a close-to-religious zeal for their craft, Rosetta has quickly amassed an impressive line-up of awards... To name just a few - they've been listed on the List of Top 25 Cafes in the World to see [...]

2017-12-05T09:15:05+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Winter’s best whites

Three is a charm. Especially when it comes to incredible white wines that pair beautifully with winter fare. Our much-loved Chardonnay Reserve 2014 is made from our very best hand-picked, first-press Chardonnay and was awarded an enviable 4 and a half stars in John Platter. Prepare for a fresh and complex nose of ripe citrus, fresh [...]

2017-05-26T13:21:13+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What’s up at Uitsig?

On the farm, we've been busy uprooting old, sick vines and planting new ones, installing the trellis on young vines, and finishing the sowing of our cover crops. The rains are a bit late, so along with the rest of the drought-stricken Cape, we’re praying more comes soon. Open Door's Wine Wednesdays is increasingly gaining [...]

2017-12-05T09:15:05+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|