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The Constantia Food and Wine Festival 2012 near Cape Town South Africa

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Affluent Constantia is one of the oldest suburbs of Cape Town. This area is a major tourist stop because it is famous for its lovely wine estates and outstanding restaurants. Some of the notable restaurants are: Pastis (French), La Colombe (French), Constantia Uitsig and Mama Roma (Italian).

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The magical Constantia Valley is about 20 minutes from the center of Cape Town. The glorious Vino con Vista Wine region is having The Constantia Food and Wine Festival on May 4-6, 2012. There will be over 40 of the finest regional wines and plenty of delicious food from local restaurants.

There will be live entertainment:

Friday, May 4th and Sunday 6th: Me and Mr Brown

Saturday, May 5th: Perfect Score

Constantia Valley
Constantia Valley (Photo credit: Ian Junor)

Buitenverwachting
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Explore the gorgeous wine route in Constantia and visit centuries-old estates like Groot Constantia (Great Constantia) that was established in 1684 by the Dutch Colonial Governor of Cape Town, Simon van der Stel. Some of the other notable wineries include: Steenberg (Mountain of Stone), established in 1682, Buitenverwachting (Beyond Expectations), Klein Constantia (Small Constantia) and Constantia Uitsig (View of Constantia).

Here’s Wine Spectator’s Map of the WIne Regions in South Africa:

http://assets.winespectator.com/wso/Maps/SAfricamap.pdf

English: Groot Constantia, an historic Cape Du...
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Many of the homesteads along the wine route have Baroque and Cape Dutch architectural styles. For more information visit: http://constantiafoodandwine.co.za/

 

 

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Tickets:

Tickets cost 120pp per day and includes tastings at the various wine farms.

No charge for children

Purchase your tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za at participating wine farms or at the entrance.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

Historic Carriage, Groot Constantia, Cape Town
Historic Carriage, Groot Constantia, Cape Town (Photo credit: Kleinz1)
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