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From vineyard to world arena – A grand wine with a grand heritage

Groot Constantia produces a premium sweet wine called Grand Constance which has a big, bold personality fitting for a wine that dates back to the Napoleonic era. In fact the rich flavours of this flagship wine are as interesting and complex as the story behind its existence. Hundreds of years ago, Grand Constance, the French…

Which Wines To Drink With Your Traditional Festive Celebrations

The Festive Season is upon us and excitement is building as people start to prepare for long sunny holiday days and warm nights spent relaxing with friends and family. This time of year is synonymous with indulging in delicious food and drink – and South Africans love both.

Wine Must Haves For Your Christmas Festivities

A carefully chosen bottle of wine makes for a perfect, affordable gift for a wine-loving colleague, friend or family member this festive season. For someone extra special you can always pair it with beautiful wine glasses, a wine decanter, or decadent edible treats. 

In the vineyards with Daniel Thana, supervisor at Groot Constantia Wine Estate

A warm smile greets me as I walk towards the estate workshop. I’m here to sit down with Daniel Thana to find out what a typical day in his shoes is like at Groot Constantia – his place of work for nearly three decades!

Groot Constantia score 5 stars from 2020 Platters Wine Guide

Platter’s South African Wine Guide has awarded Groot Constantia’s Gouverneurs Reserve White 2017 a five star rating in the 2020 edition of this popular guide – annually one of the most eagerly anticipated listings of top-performing wines.

Perfect Pairings At South Africa’s Oldest Wine Farm

Summer is here and we invite you to taste the sunshine in every pairing. At Groot Constantia you will find great wines paired with beautiful views, fascinating stories of royalty around the world and cuisine from two top restaurants, Jonkershuis and Simon’s Restaurant. Our Gouverneurs Reserve White is a winner from our resident grape whisperer,…

Come celebrate the number etched in history: South Africa 32 – England 12

Which one of our wines do you think should be used to fill the Web Ellis Cup for a giant toast to the #Bokke? Our timeless sweet wine – Grand Constance or our MCC because some occasions just need bubbles.

Enjoy a glass of Groot Constantia Merlot on International Merlot Day

Wine lovers don’t need a special reason to enjoy a glass of their favourite tipple, but the 7th of November does offer an occasion to open a bottle of Groot Constantia’s award winning Merlot as it is International Merlot Day – a day to celebrate this amazing grape.

Groot Constantia honours those that came before

October is Family History Month and a time to celebrate the ancestors that came before us and who left their mark within our lives. As the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa, with a history that stretches back 334 years, Groot Constantia has a rich and diverse ancestry and give thanks to all of those that contributed to the formation and success of the Estate.

Connect to our Heritage – Take a trip through time at Groot Constantia – #walkingbackintime

There is a movement afoot that sees South Africans falling in love with their own country again. The Facebook page I’m Staying and hashtag #I’mStaying have gone viral as South Africans from all walks of life, all colours, creeds and cultures, connect with each other to share their reasons for loving SA.

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From our cellars Frederick the Great of Prussia, Louis Phillipe (King of the French) and Napoleon 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