Posts by Cindy .

Be a Tourist at Groot Constantia

Cape Town is home to the magnificent Cape Town Big 6, which consists of Groot Constantia, Table mountain, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island, Cape Point, and the V&A Waterfront. A walk down our famous aisle of oaks would make the most well traveled tourist feel at home at Groot Constantia. There’s always so much to see and…

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Your Heritage Table awaits #walkingbackintime

September is a time of renewal and restoration as the cold winter months make way for spring, blossoms and new life. It is also a time of reclaiming and reaffirming as South Africans across the country celebrate their heritage as it expresses itself in the music, history, language, food (and yes wine) of this rich…

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Walk Back In Time – centuries of winning awards

In 1685 Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape Colony, was granted property which he named “Constantia”. And so the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa was born, and became the origin of the South African wine industry. The world was introduced to the Groot Constantia wines when the estate began to exhibit.

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Wine pairings for your truly traditional Heritage month meal

September is Heritage Month – culminating with Heritage Day on the 24th – and a time for South Africans to celebrate their roots. South Africans love our food, and our country is rich with a variety of cultures – all with their own special meals that embody their heritage. Whether it is the evocative smells of a boerewors braai or shisa nyama fire, a delicious curry, pap with chakalaka, a spicy bobotie, snoek pate with roosterkoek – the list of traditional South African dishes is extensive.

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Groot Constantia Reflects on World Water Week

“Watch water flow – there’s no space it doesn’t fill. Be like water, and give to everyone and everything.” – Daniel Levin. We could not have said it better ourselves. World Water Week takes place this year between the 25 – 31 August and marks a very pressing issue we all need to continue to talk about and do our best to conserve as much water as possible.

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History in a bottle – International Cabernet Day

A celebration takes place this month for one of the oldest grape varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon. Most loved by South Africans and the world over, did you know that this red grape varietal is the most planted varietal of all? Best of all we did some further digging around and it surfaced that Cabernet Sauvignon is…

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