Hearing the name Groot Constantia brings images of vines being planted in a 17th century Cape Town to the fore. The history of the estate is well known, and the importance of Constantia in South Africa’s viticulture industry cannot be ignored. I feel the rich history each and every time I step foot on the…

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After a long and dusty drought, the Cape is experiencing a real winter this year. We welcome the rain and continue to stick to our water ration of 50 litres a day. Celebrating the rain is one thing, but as the temperatures plummet we are all feeling the cold. Grey skies and an icy wind…

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This Cheesecake recipe is an adaptation of Helen Goh and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Apricot and Amaretto cheesecake. I replaced the apricots with seasonal sweet and crunchy pears and of course substituted the Amaretto with the Grand Constance. The cheesecake, I found was not overly sweet or too rich (I could be biased, I do love a good cheesecake!) I loved how the delicate flavours of the Grand Constance shone through in the filling and roasted pears that I topped the cheesecake with.

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Groot Constantia’s Shiraz 2016 took a coveted gold medal at the 12th annual Syrah du Monde® international competition which took place recently in the village of Ampuis in France’s Northern Rhone Valley. Syrah du Monde® 2018 brought together 24 countries, making this one of the world’s top events for Syrah/Shiraz wines. Over the course of two days, 100…

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