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  • Constantia Fresh' - For the love of Sauvignon Blanc

    'Constantia Fresh' is one of the first South African wine festivals to feature Sauvignon Blanc of the Constantia Valley and other participating regional and international producers for a two day lifestyle festival celebrating the distinctiveness and freshness of the ‘wild white’ grape, Sauvignon Blanc and its compatibility with food.

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    Constantia Fresh' - For the love of Sauvignon Blanc
  • Another Gold Award for the Gouverneurs Shiraz 2006

    Another Gold Award for the Gouverneurs Shiraz 2006 at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009, making it its 5th one. The Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and Shiraz 2006 both received a Silver Award.

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    Another Gold Award for the Gouverneurs Shiraz 2006
  • Michael Olivier at Groot Constantia - Talking Wine
  • Groot Constantia has added another Gold to its collection

    Groot Constantia has added another Gold to its collection, making it 14 Gold wines in just under 2 years, not counting the silver and bronzes.  The last one being the Gouverneurs Shiraz 2006 a Gold at the “Syrah du Monde 2009, being one of the Top Ten Best Syrah’s in the world.

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    Groot Constantia has added another Gold to its collection
  • Groot Constantia has another Gold Medal under its hat

    Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2008 – Received a Gold Medal at the 26th International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2009 – the world’s most prestigious and influential independent wine competition, with entries from 41 countries

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    Groot Constantia has another Gold Medal under its hat
  • Groot Constantia has excelled again

    GROOT CONSTANTIA has excelled again, 12 Gold Medals over the past 20 months.

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    Groot Constantia has excelled again
  • Groot Constantia hits world-wide Chardonnay Top 10

    Groot Constantia may be South Africa's oldest wine estate, but it has once more shown that there is still plenty of life left in those venerable foundations. The iconic wine estate has just been named as one of the world's top 10 producers of Chardonnay wine during the Chardonnay du Monde, the world's most prestigious international judging event for Chardonnay which takes place annually in France.

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    Groot Constantia hits world-wide Chardonnay Top 10
  • Extravaganza of wine - an auction not to be missed

    Epilepsy South Africa, a non-profit organisation that aims to provide equal opportunities for people with epilepsy and other disabilities, will be hosting a glamorous wine auction on 19 March 2008, at the Westin Grand (previously the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel) in Cape Town. This beautiful blend of fantastic food and wines, an excellent venue, Master of Ceremonies, Soli Philander and a first class auctioneer are to make this event a "Highlight event on the Social Calendar".

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    Extravaganza of wine - an auction not to be missed
  • Maritime History of Delaware

    Groot Constantia’s place in history received another significant endorsement when we recently got a call from the Governor’s office from the State of Delaware on the east coast of America.

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    Maritime History of Delaware
  • "Constantia Wyn" found on a beach at Lewes, Delaware, USA

    In 2004 a bottle fragment with the wording "Constantia Wyn" was found on a beach at Lewes, Delaware, USA. According to US Historians, the glass fragment came from the "Severn", a sailing ship that stranded in the Delaware Bay in 1774.

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  • Rare Burgundy amongst charity items on offer at 2007 Nederburg Auction

    This year’s collection of wines to be sold in aid of charity on the Nederburg Auction range from an 84-year-old Burgundy to a current vintage Cabernet Sauvignon still in the barrel.

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    Rare Burgundy amongst charity items on offer at 2007 Nederburg Auction
  • Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards 2007

    The Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival has been running for 16 years and takes place in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. It has been sponsored by Standard Bank for seven years, and showcases some of the Cape's finest terroir driven wineries to the consumer.

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    Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards 2007
  • Groot Constantia Estate News : June 2007

    While the Cape was being lashed by early winter storms, the Groot Constantia team was sweating in Durban at the annual tourism Indaba. Sweating, that is, to field the interest shown in the wine industry by some of the over 12,600 Indaba visitors, especially tour operators.

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    Groot Constantia Estate News : June 2007
  • Maturity of SA industry shows in Nederburg Auction Wines

    This year's selection of some 140 Nederburg Auction wines, smaller than in the past, is a clear reflection of the growing maturity evident in the wine industry, says renowned oenologist Duimpie Bayly, who was also one of the main judges responsible for choosing the wines that will come under the hammer of Stephan Welz in September.

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    Maturity of SA industry shows in Nederburg Auction Wines
  • Taste top-rated Pinotage

    A recent Pinotage category tasting by WINE magazine revealed some impressive results, with the 4½ Star Kanonkop 2004 heading the list of gems to have emerged and the Hidden Valley 2004, Groot Constantia 2005, Southern Right 2005 and Simonsig Redhill 2005 among the 4 Star winners.

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    Taste top-rated Pinotage
  • Groot Constantia Newsletter - December 2006

    The holiday season may be in the bright Cape air, but in the wine industry this is the time when the hard work really begins. Cape Town is expecting over two million visitors for the season, and with a large section of these having placed the winelands on their programmes, cellar guides and tasting room managers are going to be pushed to the limit. But we love it!

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    Groot Constantia Newsletter - December 2006
  • Santé Classic Wine Trophy 2006

    The Classic Wine Trophy celebrates its ninth successful year and second year with sponsor Santé Winelands Hotel and Wellness Centre. This yearly event has now become a popular institution on the South African wine competition calendar.

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    Santé Classic Wine Trophy 2006
  • Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year 2006

    Francois Agenbag of Wolseley, Breedekloof, has clinched the sixth Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year title. The 2006 competition attracted 62 Dry Red Wine entries from producers aged 30 or younger.

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    Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year 2006
  • Groot Constantia SA's only Wine Star 2006 nominee

    Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently announced 50 nominees for its annual Wine Star industry awards for 2006. Groot Constantia is nominated in the category Best New World Winery and is South Africa's only nominee this year.

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    Groot Constantia SA's only Wine Star 2006 nominee
  • 2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award winners

    The Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur’s Awards identify the highlights at the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festivals held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

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    2006 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award winners

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