Groot Constantia Estate News : June 2007

While the Cape was being lashed by early winter storms, the Groot Constantia team was sweating in Durban at the annual tourism Indaba. Sweating, that is, to field the interest shown in the wine industry by some of the over 12,600 Indaba visitors, especially tour operators.

Maturity of SA industry shows in Nederburg Auction Wines

This year’s selection of some 140 Nederburg Auction wines, smaller than in the past, is a clear reflection of the growing maturity evident in the wine industry, says renowned oenologist Duimpie Bayly, who was also one of the main judges responsible for choosing the wines that will come under the hammer of Stephan Welz in September.

Taste top-rated Pinotage

A recent Pinotage category tasting by WINE magazine revealed some impressive results, with the 4½ Star Kanonkop 2004 heading the list of gems to have emerged and the Hidden Valley 2004, Groot Constantia 2005, Southern Right 2005 and Simonsig Redhill 2005 among the 4 Star winners.

Groot Constantia Newsletter – December 2006

The holiday season may be in the bright Cape air, but in the wine industry this is the time when the hard work really begins. Cape Town is expecting over two million visitors for the season, and with a large section of these having placed the winelands on their programmes, cellar guides and tasting room managers are going to be pushed to the limit. But we love it!

Santé Classic Wine Trophy 2006

The Classic Wine Trophy celebrates its ninth successful year and second year with sponsor Santé Winelands Hotel and Wellness Centre. This yearly event has now become a popular institution on the South African wine competition calendar.

Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year 2006

Francois Agenbag of Wolseley, Breedekloof, has clinched the sixth Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year title. The 2006 competition attracted 62 Dry Red Wine entries from producers aged 30 or younger.

Groot Constantia SA’s only Wine Star 2006 nominee

Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently announced 50 nominees for its annual Wine Star industry awards for 2006. Groot Constantia is nominated in the category Best New World Winery and is South Africa’s only nominee this year.

2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur’s Award winners

The Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur’s Awards identify the highlights at the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festivals held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Groot Constantia Newsletter – June 2006

As tradition has it due to the late ripening of our grapes, the Groot Constantia harvest for 2006 extended well into April.

Groot Constantia’s ‘Best Red’

The Gouverneurs Reserve, Groot Constantia’s flagship wine was recently judged BEST RED Wine at this year’s prestigious Swiss International Airline Awards held at the Cellars Hohenhort.

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