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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…

My TOP 10 photo locations at Groot Constantia Wine Estate

By: Justin Hawthorne. Undoubtedly autumn offers the most photo opportunities when visiting any wine region, and the same goes for Groot Constantia Wine Estate – the home of South African wine since 1685. With harvest coming to a close, and temperatures beginning to drop with later sunrises and earlier sunsets, the feeling of changing seasons…

Are you a conservation champion?

With 95% of wine growing taking place in the unique habitat of the Cape winelands, WWF participates in a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector and Groot Constantia is part of this initiative. Are you a conservation champion? Show us what you are doing to be water and energy efficient…

Join Our Wine Club

Join Royalty From our cellars Frederick the Great of Prussia, King of the French Louis Philippe and Napoleon were supplied…. Come and add yourself to the list. Become part of a lineage of royalty and nobel men who have savoured our wines for centuries. By joining our exclusive Groot Constantia Wine Club you will enjoy the…

Day Out Of The Office With Groot Constantia

It Is Time To Experience Groot Constantia… Groot Constantia has so much to offer, and is the perfect place close enough to escape the city bustle and experience award-winning wine, simplistic but delicious food and history all in one place.

Groot Constantia. A celebration of 333 years of wine.

Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa and this year it is celebrating 333 years of continuous wine production. This makes three a rather magical number, so here are the top three of everything about the estate. Three ways to appreciate the wine. Paired with chocolate and surrounded by art at the…

The Return of Grand Constance

I recently discovered that sometimes it takes science to make magic when I chatted to Groot Constantia’s winemaker, Boela Gerber. A lot of analysis and research was undertaken to faithfully recreate ‘Constantia Wyn’ as it was enjoyed by Napoleon, Frederick the Great of Prussia and King of the French Louis Philippe. How do we know Napoleon…

Good Food. Good Wine. Good Times at Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia

I arrived at Simon’s Restaurant after a rather delicious wine tasting at the Groot Constantia wine estate and couldn’t wait to tuck into a tasty meal. It was a cold, rainy Spring day and thankfully my table was right next to the fireplace.

Groot Constantia

Wine Club

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Join Royalty

From our cellars Frederick the Great of Prussia, King of the French Louis
Philippe and Napoleon were supplied...

come and add yourself to the list!

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