The cradle of winemaking in the Cape, Constantia is a cool climate region, blessed with good rainfall and refreshing sea breezes. As result of its location and climate, the area is well known for quality growth of white grapes, especially Sauvignon Blanc. History abounds in this region: Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, was granted the lands on Groot Constantia in 1685 and started farming there. Later the farm was divided up, resulting in the creation of Klein Constantia, a vineyard that achieved world fame with Vin de Constance, a sweet wine beloved by kings and queens, and constantly rated as one of the world’s top wines.