The first event will take place on the 1st of November 2013 and just 30 spaces are available. The evening begins at 18h00 for 18h30 with a welcome drink. From 18h30 to 19h45 Klein Constantia winemaker Matthew Day will conduct a presentation of Klein Constantia wines including the famous Vin de Constance. Dinner will follow at 20h00 and will be served by Fresh Flavours, providers of convenient, home-cooked meals and accompanied by various Klein Constantia wines supplied by the wine farm for the evening, please note a vegetarian option is available. The evening rounds off with finger desserts, tea and coffee.
Matthew Day grew up in Johannesburg, but moved to the Cape to pursue his passion for winemaking. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a degree in viticulture and oenology, Matt spent time harvesting in the South of France, Barossa Valley in South Australia and even Napa Valley in Northern California. He then joined Klein Constantia in 2008 as an assistant, before becoming winemaker in 2010.
Klein Constantia is frequently described as one of the world’s most beautiful vineyard locations, with superb views across the historic Constantia valley and over False Bay. The wines of Constantia have been savoured by royalty, given pride of place in the cellars of the world’s greatest wine collectors and immortalised by the best poets and authors of the 18th and 19th centuries including Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Baudelaire. Perhaps, its most famous, Vin de Constance, was Napoleon’s favourite sweet wine.