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  • "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
  • Groot Constantia Newsletter - June 2006

    As tradition has it due to the late ripening of our grapes, the Groot Constantia harvest for 2006 extended well into April.

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    Groot Constantia Newsletter - June 2006
  • Groot Constantia's 'Best Red'

    The Gouverneurs Reserve, Groot Constantia’s flagship wine was recently judged BEST RED Wine at this year’s prestigious Swiss International Airline Awards held at the Cellars Hohenhort.

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    Groot Constantia's 'Best Red'
  • Constantia 'best dressed' to welcome international tourism trade

    Cape Town Big 6, of which the Constantia Vineyards (Groot Constantia as well as our neighbouring farms) are part of, has won the INDABA 2006 “GOLD” award for the Best Stand.

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    Constantia 'best dressed' to welcome international tourism trade
  • Top achievers for Nederburg auction

    Nearly half of the 156 wines selected for the 32nd Nederburg Auction have already run the gauntlet at local and international wine shows, as well as attaining coveted listings on airlines or five-star ratings in respected wine guides such as the John Platter.

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    Top achievers for Nederburg auction
  • Harvest Report 8 - It's a wrap in some regions

    Harvest in Darling and Robertson is practically over, but Constantia and Vredendal wineries still have a way to go, writes Kim Maxwell.

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    Harvest Report 8 - It's a wrap in some regions
  • Pendock Unfiltered - Cape Cringe

    With ABSA Top Ten Competition sponsor ABSA bank now owned by UK banking giant Barclays - recently returned to SA after an apartheid-era retreat - it made good political sense to include foreign judges this year. Not that this was given as the reason.

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    Pendock Unfiltered - Cape Cringe
  • The year of Groot Constantia’s 320th anniversary

    This year, the year of Groot Constantia’s 320th anniversary, the current team certainly continued the Estate’s reputation as a place where hospitality and social grace are still as important as it was all those centuries ago.

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    The year of Groot Constantia’s 320th anniversary
  • An update on Groot Constantia

    This year Groot Constantia celebrated its 320th birthday which was attended by dignitaries from national and local government, business people,media and people in the wine industry.

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    An update on Groot Constantia
  • Groot Constantia's Grand Dame make reappearance

    In the year of its 320th anniversary, the Groot Constantia Estate has reintroduced a modern version of the natural sweet wine that made Groot Constantia world-famous some 200 year’s ago.

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    Groot Constantia's Grand Dame make reappearance

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