Our Philosophy 2017-12-19T12:34:14+00:00

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Constantia Uitsig has a long and rich heritage behind it. But it’s the prospect of what lies ahead that inspires us most. That’s why we’re passionate about sustainability – in all its forms.

With an uncompromising commitment to the greenest building and farming practices, we hope to create a space that is at once beautiful, bio diverse and most importantly, still enjoyed for the generations that have yet to come.

As seen on our labels, we are working toward becoming a haven for not only indigenous flora, but indigenous birds as well.

To this end, we try to work as naturally as possible in the vineyards, using cover cropping, mulching and integrated pest management programmes. Flowers play a central theme at Uitsig too – welcoming a diversity of beneficial insects and bright colours to the vineyards whilst our farm-made compost enriches the soil.

In the process of ensuring our farm is as free of alien vegetation as possible, the wood from felled alien trees has been incorporated into our new building developments. Wherever possible, we’ve used what we’ve found on the land – from the timber beams and tables to the sand in the cement that holds everything together.