Having lived in Cape Town for about 34 years now, close to the Constantia Valley wine route, you’d think we’d have visited most of the wineries close by. Wrong. Needless to say as the weather warms we are now embarking on rectifying this, and will be visiting them all over the next few months.
We started about a week ago with Eagles Nest, on your way to Hout Bay, before you reach Constantia Nek. Our intent was to have a glass of wine, much emphasis on a glass of wine, and then head home for a lazy sunday afternoon and a casual meal. The day was best summed up as a 3 bottle lunch and a very long sleep when we got home. I must clarify the pair of us didn’t drink the 3 bottles, rather we had a Rose and a Red, of which we both had a glass or so with our lunch – yes we ate even though we’d only recently had breakers. The third bottle was Shiraz that is waiting to be enjoyed.
Our lunch that day was actually a brilliant cheese and charcuterie platter. What I really enjoyed about Eagles Nest was the simplicity of the place. No over commercialism, wonky wooden tables and chairs, and a lovely woody setting.
Sadly I didn’t take a happy snappy.
However, at our next winery expedition, camera was on hand
Yesterday then we headed to Constantia Glen, which is right next door to Eagles Nest. This is a very popular place. Very glad we booked. There was a great vibe with a spectacular view. Again we had the cheese and charcuterie platters, several, with extra warm baguettes. We were 4 – hubs and I, youngest daughter MissWib and her man.
We started with the wine tasting, 5 wines in total, and then shared 2 bottles of their Rose. What I really liked about here, is that while you have the feeling of being in a summer house style restaurant, you can leave your table and mooch on the surrounding lawn, on supplied cushions.
MissWib and I – selfie on the lawn
Laughter was much at Constantia Glen, and while we were there we could see our next winery to visit – Beau Constantia – I hear they do great sushi as well.