Southern Sun Hyde Park’s elegant Luce restaurant has selected the pioneering Wade Bales Constantia White 2018 as its preferred wine, available exclusively within the group from the Luce restaurant for the first six months from launch.

The Constantia White is a classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon and is a collaboration of the cellar masters from seven of Constantia’s leading wine farms, with each winemaker contributing a specific component of Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon from their best vineyards, tanks, and barrels. All seven participated in the screening and blending process, which culminated in the handcrafting and bottling of a wine which is the best expression of the Constantia region.

Miguel Chan, Tsogo Sun Group Sommelier, says that after six months, selected Tsogo Sun properties with high demand for premium wines in Gauteng will be given the opportunity to offer this wine on their menus. “This unique collaboration of seven farms from one region, is a first in the Cape wine industry, combined with the limited production of the wine, will no doubt ensure that it will be listed at only the best dining addresses and in selected specialist wine shops.”

Bernie Hilario, GM of Southern Sun Hyde Park, says they are proud to be introducing this special wine to their guests for the six-month launch period. “Excellent wine is key to our food and beverage menu at Luce, which serves the finest authentic Italian cuisine fused with Japanese dishes and ocean fresh sushi, paired with a range of delicious Italian and South African wines. The new Wade Bales Constantia White as our ‘preferred wine’ is a perfect fit for our world-class offering.”

The Wade Bales Constantia White will be available in Luce and Island Bar by the glass at R75 and bottle at R299, offering great value for this premium wine.

Wade Bales is a négociant based in the Constantia Valley with 25 years’ experience building a prestigious wine brand. The Constantia White reflects the building of long-term relationships with leading winemakers in the local wine industry, and is the first in the Regional Series, each showcasing the signature style of the leading wine regions of South Africa. A Cabernet Sauvignon representing the Stellenbosch region, will be released in the second half of 2019.

Tasting notes:

The Constantia White 2018 is a classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc (67%) and Semillon (33%). It shows fresh aromas of passionfruit, nettle and lime, following through on the palate with luscious flavours of citrus and winter melon from the Sauvignon Blanc component. An undertone of sweet spice is derived from the Semillon barrel-fermented in French oak, adding complexity to the wine of origin.Tsogo Sun Hotels has a portfolio of over 100 hotels throughout South Africa, Africa and the Seychelles. For more details, visit, follow on Twitter @TsogoSun #TsogoWine #ExperienceLife or like on Facebook /TsogoSun.