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  • Chocolate and Wine Pairing: a pairing made in heaven

    I love chocolate and I love wine, and you know the saying: “You cannot live on wine alone, add some chocolate”? Well, it’s great advice to live by.

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    Chocolate and Wine Pairing: a pairing made in heaven
  • Groot Constantia rakes in more awards

    Winemag.co.za presented the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends on 22 June at Burrata restaurant in Woodstock, Cape Town.

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    Groot Constantia rakes in more awards
  • An afternoon with Grand Constance

    Groot Constantia’s 2013 Grand Constance wine has achieved a Gold Award at the 2016 Monde Selection International Wine Contest which took place in Brussels on 21 and 22 April. This is the second year in a row.

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    An afternoon with Grand Constance
  • Wine Memories

    Jaco Louw recently opened one of the oldest and most expensive Groot Constantia wines, a 1971 Pinotage, which he enjoyed without knowing its value. We received this amazing email last week from Jaco Louw:

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    Wine Memories
  • A visit to Groot Constantia

    If you are planning a visit to Groot Constantia and want to know what to expect then watch this wonderful video by Ivan Tang. 

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    A visit to Groot Constantia
  • Groot Crush Competition

    February 2016 saw our 331st Harvest and to celebrate this momentous occasion we launched a #GrootCrush competition.

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    Groot Crush Competition
  • Groot Constantia joins the 2016 Twitter Blanket Drive

    It’s the #GrootBlanket Drive

    Western Cape winters are notoriously cold. We know this because our vineyards stand leafless for months on end “hibernating”.

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    Groot Constantia joins the 2016 Twitter Blanket Drive
  • Instagram Friday!

    The vineyards, Manor House and sweeping views make Groot Contantia a very picturesque estate to take photographs at.

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    Instagram Friday!
  • The mechanics and excitement of the 2016 #GrootCrush

    This year marks the 331st crush at Groot Constantia, or rather, a number close to 331. As you can imagine, keeping track of events on an estate that has been producing wine for over 300 years is not an exact science. The crush this year, however, is.

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    The mechanics and excitement of the 2016 #GrootCrush
  • Celebrating #GrootHarvest with the Chinese New Year

    On February 8, China ushers in the New Year as determined by the Chinese lunar calendar. 2016 is also the official Year of Hóu (猴) with many celebrations planned all across China as they pray for a good harvest in 2016 (Feb. is the end of winter in China).

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    Celebrating #GrootHarvest with the Chinese New Year
  • 2015 – A phenomenal year for Groot Constantia

    2015 has been a bumper year for Groot Constantia. From fighting natures wrath in the form of a ravaging fire, to celebrating its 330th birthday and receiving numerous awards for their wines, this year has been beyond memorable.

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    2015 – A phenomenal year for Groot Constantia
  • 5 Reasons to join us for #SummerLuvin

    If you’re wondering how much fun there is to be had at Groot Constantia this summer, just have a look at our top 5 reasons to get super excited to come and visit and do some #SummerLuvin.

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    5 Reasons to join us for #SummerLuvin
  • Our competition entries will get you excited to visit Groot Constantia

    Earlier this year Groot Constantia celebrated its 330th year and it was an all-inclusive affair where they invited everyone to celebrate their official birth date, Monday 13 July 1685, with them.

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    Our competition entries will get you excited to visit Groot Constantia
  • The year’s most important wine dates

    Wine should be celebrated every day, but every once in a while a date rolls around that calls for a special celebration. Known as “wine days” these happy occasions are a time for pause and quiet reflection on your favourite varietal - for a day, although that title is used loosely as the “days” often stretch into weeks and months.

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    The year’s most important wine dates
  • 5 reasons to explore Groot Constantia

    Follow Di Brown as she experiences Groot Constantia's warmest country welcome and identifies the top 5 reasons why she will visit again to explore Groot Constantia's rich heritage.

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    5 reasons to explore Groot Constantia
  • The 2015 KLINK Awards are here

    It’s that time of year again when South African wine lovers choose their favourite wine destinations in categories ranging from “Comfort Zone” to “Happy Times”.

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    The 2015 KLINK Awards are here
  • Groot Constantia wine: Intertwined with modern history

    From pleasing the palate of a tactical genius to quaffing in a time of change – follow the wine journey of Bonaparte and Frederic the Great of Prussia and Groot Constantia’s Hendrik Cloete.  As one of the premier songwriters of the rock era, Robbie Robertson, said: “You don't stumble upon your heritage.  It's there, just waiting to be explored and shared.”

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    Groot Constantia wine: Intertwined with modern history
  • Groot Constantia Pinotage 2013 wins Absa Top 10 award

    Groot Constantia’s Pinotage 2013 received a well-deserved trophy at this year’s Absa Top 10 Pinotage Awards beating competition from a total of 154 wines entered.  The Absa Top 10 Pinotage Awards is one of South Africa’s premier wine industry contests, currently in its 19th consecutive year running.  The 2015 awards ceremony was held at the KWV in Paarl on 28 August.

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    Groot Constantia Pinotage 2013 wins Absa Top 10 award
  • Groot Constantia: The Grande Dame

    Groot Constantia has been described as the Grande Dame of the Constantia Winelands, and it’s not hard to see why.  The oldest wine-producing farm in the Cape turned 330 years old in July and is well worth a visit, whatever the season.

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    Groot Constantia: The Grande Dame
  • Groot Constantia: Jewel in the Cape’s wedding venue crown

    In addition to its wine pairings, Groot Constantia is famous for bringing couples together in holy matrimony in the shade of its oak trees.  Learn how to plan and experience your dream wedding at one of South Africa’s most spectacular wedding venues.

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    Groot Constantia: Jewel in the Cape’s wedding venue crown

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