Constantia Glen named top SA White Wine and Sauvignon Blanc at IWC

Constantia Glen has triumphed as South Africa’s best white wine overall and top Sauvignon Blanc clinching two trophies at the 2019 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London.

Justin van Wyk

Applauding the Constantia Glen 2018 Sauvignon Blanc as top achiever overall with a score of 96/100, the judges described the wine as “breezy, stony but succulent” that showcases “a disciplined and deep core and intricate aromatics of flint and Cape gooseberry”.

Now in its 36th year, the IWC is widely held as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition.

The 2018 vintage is a classic Constantia Sauvignon, exemplifying elegance, texture and freshness.

“This was a particularly cool vintage with a very long ripening period for our Sauvignon blanc vines. This allowed for good concentration of flavour and phenomenal acidity in the grapes, resulting in a punchy, zesty and vibrant wine despite the severe drought that Cape Town suffered during the 2018 season,” says winemaker Justin van Wyk.

The award-winning Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is available directly from the estate, as well as at fine dining restaurants and boutique wine shops. It sells at the cellar door for R180 per bottle.

Known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style red and white wines, Constantia Glen’s dryland vineyards are farmed without any irrigation. The tasting room is open from 11h00 till 18h00 from Sunday to Thursday and 11h00 till 20h00 on Fridays and Saturdays. Booking via is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road. Call 021-7955639, e-mail, visit, or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter and Instagram. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”.

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