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Groot Constantia Celebrates 333 Years Of Wine Making

On 13 July 2018, our Wine Estate celebrated our 333rd birthday with a special event that included a tree planting and an unveiling of a special Groot Constantia Pontac 1855!

We Are Groot Constantia

This month we celebrate the women of Groot Constantia!
Meet Nellie Cloete, Rochelle Tarentaal and Louise van der Westhuizen.

Getting Closer to Nature: And Other Reasons To Visit Groot Constantia

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…

Fine wine and a fireplace or three

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…

Taste Groot Constantia Grand Constance

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.

A Conservation Champions Lunch Celebration #MotherEarth

A culinary journey of the #MotherEarth lunch to celebrate a 333-year anniversary of the estate as well as being recognised as Conservation Champions by the WWF South Africa.

Groot Crush with Muscat de Frontignan

The Harvest is Complete: Summer has given way to Autumn and the bustle of activity on the estate has moved from the vineyards to the cellars where exciting new developments are underway.

From Berry to Barrell – Making Red Wine

International vlogger, Jeff Bradford, visited Groot Constantia during the harvest to learn first-hand from our winemaker, Boela Gerber, how South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm makes red wine.

Grand Constance and dessert pairing at Jonkershuis

By Justin Hawthorne The soaking-wet gravel crunched under foot as we walked along the oak lined avenue towards Jonkershuis Restaurant. It was mid-afternoon on this typical autumn day and the rain had been falling gently for the past two hours. There was a definite icy chill in the air which ensured we moved hurriedly to…

Chocolate and Wine Pairing at Groot Constantia

Mother’s Day falls on 13th May this year. It is a day where mothers around the country expect anything from a handmade card from their young children, to breakfast in bed, chocolates, or a family gathering. This year show your mom how much you appreciate her with something extra special, a day out at the…

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From our cellars Frederick the Great of Prussia, King Louis Philippe of France and Napoleon Bonaparte were supplied...
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Become part of a lineage of royalty and noble men who have savoured our wines for centuries.

By joining our exclusive Groot Constantia Wine Club you will enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

  • No initial sign up cost
  • Wine Club Members receive a standard 10% discount on Groot Constantia wines bought at the Groot Constantia Wine Estate and on our website www.grootconstantia.co.za
  • Be among the first to be informed of specials and new releases
  • Have the exclusive opportunity to pre-order new vintages