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SA’s oldest wine estate celebrates 334 years of uninterrupted wine production

And thus the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa was founded, and became the origin of the South African wine industry. With an uninterrupted history of wine production since 1685, Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine-producing Estate and the 13th of July sees this iconic Cape wine Estate celebrating its 334th birthday.

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Groot Constantia scoop a phenomenal 12 top awards at 2019 Sawi Wine Awards

South African Wine Index (SAWi) has announced the winners of its annual Grand Wines Collection awards, naming the best wines in South Africa, and Groot Constantia has won two-dozen top awards.

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Demolition of Buildings at Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia is currently demolishing derelict buildings on the Estate that were used in the past as laborers Cottages. These buildings, which have no historic value, have been unoccupied for years and serve no purpose at Groot Constantia. They have however fallen into disrepair and become an attraction for vagrants and criminal elements, which pose a threat to our workers community.

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Groot Constantia Launch New Wine

Celebrating The Abundance Of This Centuries Old Estate

Groot Constantia has launched a new red wine named Lady of Abundance which promises to have red wine enthusiasts keenly anticipating each years unique vintage as it rolls out the cellar door.

This special blend made up from Pinotage, Shiraz, and Merlot, had award winning winemaker for Groot Constantia, Boela Gerber, test his extensive wine-making skills – and the results are exceptional.

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Groot Constantia’s 2016 vintages prove themselves on the international stage

Groot Constantia’s wines are no stranger to walking away with top awards from the Monde judging panel, which is made up of independent judges consisting of Michelin starred chefs and master sommeliers, amongst other experts from all over Europe, who judged wines from 28 different countries.

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Groot Constantia pockets a decuplet of top awards at SA Top 100 Wines competition

Groot Constantia walked away with a phenomenal ten top awards at this year’s prestigious Top 100 SA Wines awards, including three Double Platinum Awards, four Double Gold Awards, two Double Silvers and joint first place overall for the Wine Consistency Award.

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Groot Constantia Chardonnay Awarded Amongst Best In The World

Groot Constantia’s 2017 Chardonnay proudly represented South Africa as one of only two Chardonnays from the country to feature in the top 10 and to receive a Gold medal at the recent Chardonnay du Monde® awards. 35 countries competed in the international 2019 Chardonnay du Monde® competition.

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Rare wine relics on exhibit at Groot Constantia

A selection of historical wine artifacts are on exhibit at Groot Constantia until 21 June and visitors are being offered a rare chance to view these relics, which unveil the history of the wine that Napoleon drank while on exile on St Helena Island.

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Media Release: Viticulturist honoured with prestigious 1659 medal of honour

The viticulturist Prof Piet Goussard was honoured with the iconic 1659 medal of honour on Thursday 7 February 2019 at the annual Wine Harvest Commemorative Event at the historic Groot Constantia Estate.

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Mediavrystelling: Wingerdboukundige met gesogte 1659-erepenning vereer

Die wingerdboukundige prof Piet Goussard is op 7 Februarie 2019 met die ikoniese 1659-erepenning vereer by die jaarlikse Wynoesherdenkingsgeleentheid op die geskiedkundige Groot Constantia-landgoed.

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