Klein Constantia Party
Klein Constantia lies on the slopes of the Constantia mountain. Boasting magnificent views across the Constantia valley and over False Bay, it has often been described as one of the world’s most beautiful vineyard locations.
In June 2011 this historic property was snapped up by US citizen Zdenek Bakala and Charles Harman from the UK. They entered into an agreement and bought this precious jewel of an estate from the Jooste family. At a party soon after in celebration with the new owners, friends, family, international globetrotters all arrived for this special occasion.
During the course of the evening Mathew Day, the head winemaker, explained with great enthusiasm that Klein Constantia in the 18th century produced a famous sweet desert wine ‘Vin de Constance’ Renowned throughout Europe amongst the aristocracy and leaders of that time today Klein Constantia is going for gold and reclaiming its former glory with the revival of their famous ‘Vin de Constance’ Absolutely exquisite a Sauternes from our very region.
Photos by Thomas Zwyssig and Charles Johnstone