Constantia Glen

Sauvignon Blanc 2022

With 97 Decanter points and the Platinum Award, this is certainly one of the most renowned Sauvignon Blancs from Constantia.

The trademark of this classic Sauvignon Blanc from Constantia Glen, combines a multi-layered aroma with perfectly integrated minerality. The aromatic palette ranges from freshly cut grass, elderflower and gooseberry to tropical fruits such as pineapple, guava and passion fruit. A fresh, acidic white wine with great balance and excellent length. Constantia Glen has been part of our KapWeine range for almost 15 years and consistently offers top quality wines.

97 Points by Decanter
96 Points by IWSC Gold
92 Points by J. Suckling
91 Points by Tim Atkin
4.5 Stars by Platter’s

Intense varietal character is the pillar of our classically styled Sauvignon Blanc, which combines tropical fruit flavours with a well-integrated minerality. A wine of freshness, perfect balance and great length.

White Wine of the Year 2023 – starting from 6 bottles
Sauvignon Blanc – 2022
CHF 13.90 instead of CHF 22.00


CEO & Winemaker
Justin van Wyk

The young oenologist Justin van Wyk, who has been with the winery since 2008, is the sole CEO and winemaker at Constantia Glen, where he understands the terroir, which is Predestined for high-quality wines, better every year. It is thanks to his enthusiasm and diligence, but above all his professional competence, that such a high level of wine artistry has been achieved at Constantia Glen in such a short time.

The winery is beautifully nestled between the slopes of Constantia Mountain, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and False Bay.

The 60-hectare farm has been owned by the Waibel family since the 1960s and has been subject to considerable changes in the recent past before now being used exclusively for wine growing again for the past twenty years. As is usually the case, faith plays a big role.

In 1990, a large bushfire destroyed almost the entire farm. The forest burned down completely and it was decided to start growing grapes over the next few years after lengthy studies and clean-up work. In 2000, there was another bushfire that burned as close as 80 meters to the farm buildings. The freshly planted vines remained unscathed and so the triumph of Constantia Glen wines could begin. The first commercial wine was finally bottled with the 2007 vintage.

The magnificent «Boutique Winery» can certainly be described as Constantia‘s real jewel. Here, in South Africa‘s oldest wine region, grapes have been grown since the 17th century. Thanks to the nearby ocean and the slightly elevated location, cool conditions prevail. These are particularly well suited to the classic white and red Bordeaux varieties, on whose cultivation Constantia Glen has concentrated from the very beginning. Within a few years, Constantia Glen has found its own very successful style, which combines classic Old World structure with the typically accessible fruit of the New World.

However, the qualitative growth does not only refer to the wines, not at all. Over the years the Tasting Room, which initially had room for only 20 people, has been developed into a first-class wine and food experience. Today, up to 700 people a day visit the winery and enjoy the setting, the view and the great wines together with excellent food. You come as a guest and leave Constantia Glen as a friend.

Bigger and more by Constantia Glen

Find a range of 1.5 / 3 / 6 / 9 / 12 litre Constantia Glen wines in our online shop.



Magnum Hammer Deal
THREE – Magnum – 2020
CHF 49.90 instead of CHF 74.00


FIVE – Magnum – matured – 2018
CHF 74.90 instead of  CHF 109.00

Constantia Glen

THREE – 2020

The Constantia Glen THREE, a blend of the three varieties Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, is an excellent example of the new generation of Cape Bordeaux blends, which is in no way inferior to their originals from Europe. The THREE with its velvety texture and soft fruit is more like a representative from St. Emilion or Pomerol.

The 2020 comes along with aromas of dark fruits, ripe blackcurrants and juicy black plums, underpinned by a scent of dried herbs. Beyond the initial ripe fruit flavours, there is a nice spicy complexity and lingering notes of white pepper, graphite and cedar. The dark fruit flavours and distinct spicy notes on the nose follow effortlessly on the first sip, where elegant, velvety tannins envelop the palate with a lively flavour intensity.

The excellent richness and concentration of the finegrained tannins is underlined by an earthy minerality, and the wine‘s inherent freshness provides a long, well-defined finish. This wine is balanced,
elegant and has old world authenticity with its subtle notes of dried herbs underpinning the powerful fruit flavours. The wine appears tight in its youth and has incredible ageing potential

Optimal drinking maturity until 2037. This delicious blend was carefully made from grapes grown on the estate. It is 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
and 10% Cabernet Franc and matured for 18 months in 25% new, 60% second-fill and 15% third-fill small French oak barrels.


93 Points by T. Atkin
93 Points by Falstaff
92 Points by J. Suckling
92 Points by Parker
91 Points by Vinous
4.5 Stars by Platter’s

Pair with slow-roasted shoulder of lamb with rosemary and roasted vegetables or with crostini with sliced ham, cream cheese and rocket.

Wine of the Year Promotion – starting from 6 Bottles
THREE – 2020
CHF 22.90 instead of CHF 32.00

Constantia Glen

FIVE – 2020

Constantia Glen‘s flagship wine, the FIVE, is a blend of the five archetypal Bordeaux varieties and is arival for any Cape Bordeaux blend. It is also in no way inferior to great calibres from its stylistic home in Bordeaux! But taste it for yourself!

With its Cabernet-based blend, in the style of a Médoc, the FIVE 2020 convinces with perfect balance. The 2020 offers: Dark and deep aromas of sour cherries, ripe blackcurrants and juicy black plums, underpinned by a scent of violets and dried herbs. Spicy background notes of cocoa, cedar and graphite.

The palate reveals a powerful, rich and concentrated attack with dark fruit flavours, while the mid-palate has fantastic balance and finesse. This compelling, structured wine is beautifully centred and has excellent freshness, elegance and depth.

The delicious, fine-grained tannins provide a mouthflattering texture and excellent persistence and length. The wine appears taut in its youth and has
incredible graceful ageing potential.

Optimal drinking maturity until 2037. A carefully crafted blend of 28% Cabernet Franc, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot and 10% Malbec. Matured for 19 months in 72% new and 28% second-fill 225-litre French oak barrels.


97 Points by Decanter
96 Points by IWSC Gold
94 Points by J. Suckling
94 Points by T. Atkin
94 Points by Falstaff
5 Stars by Platter’s

It is fantastic with grilled rib-eye steak with parsnip puree, braised lamb shoulder with roasted vegetables and tomato jam or with a wild mushroom risotto with black malaber pepper and sage.

Wine of the Year Promotion – starting from 6 bottles
FIVE – 2020
CHF 34.90 instead of CHF 49.00


Tasting Set

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Wine of the Year Promotion – Set of 4
Tasting Set, consisting of 1 bottle each:

  • Constantia Glen Two 2020
  • Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2022
  • Constantia Glen Five 2020
  • Constantia Glen Three 2020
CHF 99.00 instead of CHF 145.80

Winemaker Justin van Wyk
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I remember the first meeting with Horst Prader, the good soul of Constantia Glen, who has been guiding the Waibel family for over 60 years. It was «love at first sight/sip». Nevertheless, I could never have imagined that we would be so successful together in Switzerland. Over the years, Constantia Glen has become the best-selling Bordeaux blend producer in our range, and that for the right reason! Of course, we have experienced a lot together. My stays at the Constantia Glen Shack* (allotment hut), which fortunately turned out to be a cottage, have deepened and strengthened the partnership. I also took part in various blending tastings, where the composition of the new vintages in the team was decided over two days. Not to forget the many lunches and invitations that I had to endure.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for the friendship, appreciation, support and the great cooperation.
Andy Zimmermann

*Die Shack Story
On my first stay at the cottage, which is in the middle of the Sauvignon Blanc vineyard and has an outdoor shower, I was met at the gate by a security guard.
When I explained that I was Andy and wanted the keys to the cottage, he said: «ahhh, you mean the keys to the shack?» Well, my expectations sank a bit, only to be able to move into my quarters in the solitude of the vineyard with great enthusiasm.


«White Wine of the Year 2023» Online booklet

All prices in CHF incl. VAT. Daily price as of 07.03.2023. Offers valid while stocks last. Errors and price changes excepted.