Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia

Domain: Klein Constantia

Klein Constantia is an estate that is intimately linked with the history of vineyards in South Africa. Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope and founder of the estate, was one of the first to have seen the Cape's strong potential for producing great wines in 1685. The name Constantia was selected for the new estate, probably inspired by Constantia van Goens, the grand-daughter of the General Governor of the Dutch East India Company, who granted Simon van der Stel land on which to set up his wine-producing estate. The estate was therefore established behind Table Mountain, around twenty kilometres from the Cape. Upon his death, the estate was purchased by Hendrik Cloete who lead it to incredible reputability: this soft wine made from over-ripe grapes was appreciated by a range of famous figures: Louis Philippe, Napoleon –(in exile at the time in Saint Helena), Frederick the Great, Bismarck… Klein Constantia fell into the hands of a succession of owners throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, experiencing times of crisis (the vineyard was devastated by phylloxera, and had to be bought out by the state at the end of the 19th century) and times of plenty: in 1913, the very wealthy Abraham Lochner de Villiers and his American wife Clara Hussey bought and successfully ran the estate until their deaths in the 1960s. Since 1980, Klein Konstantia has been owned by the Jooste family, who ploughed significant investment back into the estate to bring the historic cru back to life. Klein Constantia produces a range of wines from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling varieties in particular. But Constance wine is the estate's best-seller, the revival of a cuvée produced in the 18th and 19th centuries and sold in its original 50 centilitre bottle.

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Klein Constantia: All wines from this producer

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

Price List Klein Constantia

Wine name Vintage Price

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2013

75 Price estimate statistics 2013

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2012

83 Price estimate statistics 2012

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2009

48 Price estimate statistics 2009

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2008

35 Price estimate statistics 2008

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2007

54 Price estimate statistics 2007

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2006

85 Price estimate statistics 2006

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2005

86 Price estimate statistics 2005

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2004

74 Price estimate statistics 2004

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2002

104 Price estimate statistics 2002

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2001

97 Price estimate statistics 2001

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

2000

65 Price estimate statistics 2000

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1999

100 Price estimate statistics 1999

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1998

104 Price estimate statistics 1998

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1997

92 Price estimate statistics 1997

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1996

85 Price estimate statistics 1996

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1995

84 Price estimate statistics 1995

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1994

83 Price estimate statistics 1994

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1993

66 Price estimate statistics 1993

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1992

63 Price estimate statistics 1992

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1991

64 Price estimate statistics 1991

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1990

89 Price estimate statistics 1990

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1989

166 Price estimate statistics 1989

Afrique du Sud Klein Constantia Vin de Constance

1987

134 Price estimate statistics 1987
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