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  • The best way to get to Groot Constantia

    Cape Town really has it all; beautiful beaches, Table Mountain, fabulous people and the wine lands. My husband and I decided to take our family on a little sightseeing trip of Cape Town and my 3 year old was beside himself with excitement! 

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    The best way to get to Groot Constantia
  • Chinese New Year Celebration

    Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Lunar New Year!  This year, we ushered in the Year of the Ram at Groot Constantia with our international visitors!

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    Chinese New Year Celebration
  • Groot Constantia: A Legend in its own Time

    As a wine lover I enjoy nothing more than visiting wine estates to sample fine wines, soak up the atmosphere and immerse myself in their tangible sense of history.  As most Cape wine estates have been in existence for at least two centuries, I especially love that the original buildings and homesteads on most estates are not only still standing, but are in pristine condition and that the traditions of yesteryear still remain.

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    Groot Constantia: A Legend in its own Time
  • Chocolate and Wine Tasting: a surprise treat from two Masters!

    What is your favourite type of Chocolate? Is chocolate a treat that you will like to receive? There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to these humble cocoa beans…  Starting with the ancient Mayans in 250-900 AD, cacao beans were used as currency, medicine and even in marriage rituals!

    A collaboration between two masters, winemaker Boela Gerber and chocolate master Annelize Morkel have created an unique experience to tantalize your senses!

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    Chocolate and Wine Tasting: a surprise treat from two Masters!
  • Boela Gerber: Global wine trends and my winemaking philosophy

    What do you look for in a great wine? How is South African wine perceived globally? Wine tasting is a highly subjective experience, you will either love or hate the liquid gold in your glass.

    As a casual wine enthusiast, I find myself drawn to the people behind the wine and their stories. I spent a wonderful morning with Boela Gerber, Winemaker of Groot Constantia, and wanted to share some stories and highlights with you.

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    Boela Gerber: Global wine trends and my winemaking philosophy
  • Floricius Beukes: Eco friendly wine making in Groot Constantia!

    Do you actively seek out eco-friendly wine farms? Is wine making a sustainable practice?  I spent an afternoon with Floricius Beukes, Viticulturist and Estate Manager at Groot Constantia to learn more.

    Think organic composting, canopy management and  ladybug as a pest control!  Till this day, Groot Constantia maintain the tradition to prune by hand to ensure the quality of their signature wines.

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    Floricius Beukes: Eco friendly wine making in Groot Constantia!
  • Sip, scroll, vote #KlinkAwards!

    What are you looking for when you plan a holiday aboard? Do you seek out unique experiences, to taste local culture and meet artisan food makers? If yes, Cape Town should be on your bucket list! Join globetrotter Lisa Huang at the 2014 Klink Awards launch event, an outdoor food and wine festival in Groot Constantia. Learn hos you can vote for your favourite wine experience and win great prizes along the way!

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    Sip, scroll, vote #KlinkAwards!
  • Heritage sits at the heart of South Africa’s oldest wine estate

    What is heritage? A nation's heritage is inseparable from her people and history.  Join globetrotter Lisa Huang - as she sets out to explore South Africa's history at the heart of one of its oldest wine estates, Groot Constantia. Her journey starts with Jan van Riebeeck and celebrates the life of Anna de Koningh - daughter of a freed slave who became the lady of the Governor's manor.

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    Heritage sits at the heart of South Africa’s oldest wine estate
  • Groot Constantia: A Journey Through Time

    Having safely left the kids with daddy day care, I recently had the privilege of visiting Groot Constantia for the very first time with a close friend and colleague. We ventured onto the grounds, determined to leave the pressures of the past week behind and enjoy the freedom and possibilities of a mom’s morning off.

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    Groot Constantia: A Journey Through Time
  • #Winesense

    Most of us will admit to conjuring up fond (and less fond) memories when we recognise a particular smell or a familiar site bolts us back to days gone by. Like the hearty stew that takes you right back to your grandmother’s kitchen, or seeing the ocean for the first time in ages as you drive to the coast?

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    #Winesense
  • Harvest Report

    The 2014 harvest was preceded by a very cold and wet winter. There was a hint of an early spring in August before the last extremely cold and wet spell of winter hit the Cape. We even had snow on Table Mountain on the 22nd of September.

    All of this ensured even budding, and also even flowering, veraison and more importantly, even ripening.

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    Harvest Report
  • Boela Gerber: From humble expressions to greatness

    The distinct aroma of freshly pressed grapes fills my being as I enter the slightly cool cellar at Groot Constantia on a cloudy Cape Town morning. I make a stop at the wine tasting counter enquiring about the man I came to see today.

    I am told, in no uncertain terms, that I will find him in the cellar, busy with his wines…

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    Boela Gerber: From humble expressions to greatness
  • Thank You Freedom Day

    What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think about Freedom Day, other than the fact that is a public holiday that you can utilise for pretty much anything you want to do? 

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    Thank You Freedom Day
  • Is Cape Town, the mother of all winners?

    Apart from drinking award winning wines at Groot Constantia, Cape Town makes for a destination that has something on offer for everyone!

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    Is Cape Town, the mother of all winners?
  • We Celebrate 355 Years of Winemaking in the Cape

    As you sit down to enjoy your favourite label, whilst swirling the wine in your glass, holding it up against the light and savouring the aroma, do you ever wonder where it all began?

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    We Celebrate 355 Years of Winemaking in the Cape
  • Groot Constantia’s brand new Chardonnay takes Gold at the Taj Classic Wine Trophy

    Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay has been awarded its 1st held at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town from the 3rd to the 7th March 2014. This exciting new wine, which is so young it is yet to be labelled, shows great promise after such an auspicious introduction to the world of wine lovers.

    Groot Constantia’s 2011 Gouverneurs Reserve Red also received a Bacchus Trophy at the 2014 Taj Classic Wine Trophy awards.

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    Groot Constantia’s brand new Chardonnay takes Gold at the Taj Classic Wine Trophy
  • Groot Constantia scoops a total of five gold medals at International wine awards

    Groot Constantia wines were awarded a total of five gold medals at two recent international wine awards. The Monde Selection in Brussels and the International Wine Challenge in London saw Groot Constantia walking away with three and then two gold medals respectively.

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    Groot Constantia scoops a total of five gold medals at International wine awards
  • A word from Jean Naude

    "Our worth" says the Estate’s General Manager, Jean Naude, "is our tradition. The quality of every wine must be guaranteed. That’s the essence on which a brand like this stands. If we produced a mediocre bottle it would amount to an abuse, a waste, of the 326 years of history that have gone into producing this brand."

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    A word from Jean Naude
  • Social sports day enjoyed by all

    The Constantia Valley farms Sports Day was enjoyed by all.

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    Social sports day enjoyed by all
  • New face on the farm

    Floricius Beukes joined the staff at Groot Constantia as Viticulturist and Farm Manager in March this year.

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    New face on the farm

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