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Birth announcement and celebration of SA’s oldest wine estate

It is with great pleasure and pride that Groot Constantia mark the occasion of their birth – 334 years ago! Born on 13 July 1685, weighing in at 891 Morgan to father Simon van der Stel, the Estate was christened “Constantia”, and the name has rung true for 334 years as Groot Constantia has stood the test of time! In the past 10 years alone the Estate’s wines have won over 100 awards.

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Celebrating 334 Years Of Natural Abundance! #Celebrating334Abundance

It’s no secret how beautiful the Constantia valley is! But more than beauty is how sustainable the caretakers are of the valley we’re in, and we are extremely proud to once again celebrate our conservation champion status with World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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A Perfect Pairing of Chocolate and Friendship

Growing up, I remember watching a popular chocolate advert in the 90’s, where the animated kid sits next to a friend eating his stack of chocolate covered candies and finally gets to his last piece, and wonders just looking at his glum friend to share it or instead savour that last little bit of deliciousness. He of course decides to share his last piece of chocolate with the friend.

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Bubbly facts for Sparkling Wine Week

The first week of July saw South Africans celebrating Sparkling Wine Week. There is indeed something about sipping on some bubbly that adds sophistication to any occasion and no celebration is complete without adding some. There are three main types of bubbles: Champagne, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) and Sparkling wine – but what is the difference between these three?

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Celebrate International Rosé Day with Groot Constantia’s Rosé

Rosé Day is observed across the world annually on the second Saturday in June. A winemaker was recently asked who was drinking rosé and he replied “mostly women and smart men.” Autumn has come and almost gone but that does not mean we get to pack away the Rosé. Largely associated with sun-kissed French terraces,…

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Explore Groot Constantia With This Nifty 360° Virtual Tour

Take a step back in time with modern technology The Groot Constantia virtual tour is a simulation of the heritage core’s buildings, and is composed of a sequence of videos all linked together to give one stunning panoramic view of our courtyard. The panorama gives an unbroken view of the Cloete Cellar, Manor House and…

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Top Events to Attend in June-July in Gauteng, Free State and many more

Just because we’re situated in the buzzing and beautiful Mothercity, doesn’t mean our friends up north get to miss out on anything!

That’s why we have compiled a list of all current and upcoming events for June and July that we will be attending.

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Family Fun at Groot Constantia to Celebrate International Day of Families

The 15th of May is International Day of Families – a day to celebrate the importance of family. A great, and fun idea for something to do in May with your family to celebrate how important they are is a visit to Groot Constantia to experience the estates unique Visitors Route. About the Visitors Route…

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Ed Sheeran Visits Groot Constantia

It was a normal buzzing day on the Estate, until it became an extraordinary one with a few exciting murmurs and squeals in the bottom tasting room. Yes, you guessed it we had a celebrity in our midst, none other than the famous crooner Ed Sheeran! Our staff immediately recognized him as he casually walked…

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In the cellar with Boela Gerber, winemaker at Groot Constantia Wine Estate

Boela leans back in his chair with a big grin, eyes gleaming with pride, and exclaims: “Ah, it’s really difficult to say, but it has to be the 2013 Gouverneurs Reserve! It’s probably one of my most memorable wines.” This is his response when I ask if there is a particular vintage which stands out in his distinguished 20+ years as a winemaker.

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