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  • Good Food. Good Wine. Good Times at Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia

    I arrived at Simon’s Restaurant after a rather delicious wine tasting at the Groot Constantia wine estate and couldn’t wait to tuck into a tasty meal. It was a cold, rainy Spring day and thankfully my table was right next to the fireplace.

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    Good Food. Good Wine. Good Times at Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia
  • Stamps say ‘cheers’ to SA wine industry

    The South African Post Office has paid tribute to the South African wine industry through a set of five small international letter rate stamps and a commemorative envelope issued on 6 October 2017.

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    Stamps say ‘cheers’ to SA wine industry
  • From American shipwrecks to European Castles: The search that shaped the Grand Constance bottle

    In Sometimes it takes science to make magic I shared the story of how Groot Constantia's winemaker, Boela Gerber, settled on the formula for making the Grand Constance wine of today.

    To honour the 'Constantia Wyn' legacy, the Grand Constance would be presented in a bottle that was as historically accurate as possible. "Jean [Naudé, CEO of the Groot Constantia] and I were both curious and hands on," explained Boela. "It took us quite a few years... at least five years." As he related their journey to find the right size and shape, I realised that this chapter of the Grand Constance story was a puzzle with pieces scattered all over the world.

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    From American shipwrecks to European Castles: The search that shaped the Grand Constance bottle
  • Groot Constantia will feature on the new Cape Camino 7 Day Big 7 Package

    The Cape Town Big 7 and the Cape Camino will be hosting Jean-Pierre de Villiers, an international extreme sports athlete and life coach / international speaker.  He will be running the Cape Camino on the 30 and 31 August and will start and finish his run at the V&A Waterfront. Jean-Pierre is a South African, currently living in the UK.

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    Groot Constantia will feature on the new Cape Camino 7 Day Big 7 Package
  • Celebrate Spring at Groot Constantia

    Signs of spring can be seen everywhere on our estate: from the first green leaves on our ancient oaks to the blooming colourful flowers. Just take a walk around the estate when you next visit and enjoy this beautiful season.

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    Celebrate Spring at Groot Constantia
  • Hop And Vine Festival at Groot Constantia

    Simon’s Restaurant at Groot Constantia is excited to once again present the Hop and Vine festival. With the list of enthusiastic participants and great products there will be a range of quality wines and craft beers being poured as well as limited ciders and craft spirits. 

    Tickets to attend will be sold to the public at R195/ person which will include entrance and ten product tastings from the 25 potential brands on show.

    Date and Time

    Saturday 26 August
    Event- 11:30-20:30
    Tasting- 12:00-17:30

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    Hop And Vine Festival at Groot Constantia
  • Life is GRAND.

    Groot Constantia VSOP Cape Brandy and Grand Constance tasting at Groot Constantia.

    It was a cold and wet winter’s day when we headed out to Groot Constantia for a visit with winemaker, Boela Gerber and marketing manager, Grant Newton. We sat sheltered in the newly refurbished Cloete Cellar, and as I looked out at the much needed rain, I decided it wasn’t a bad way to hide out from the weather. Although, rain or shine, any conditions would be fine for a tasting at Groot Constantia.

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    Life is GRAND.
  • Sometimes it takes science to make magic

    I have toured Groot Constantia's production cellar a number of times over the years, but on this particular day I found myself making my way into a part of the cellar that is not in the usual tour. I was there to chat to wine maker, Boela Gerber, about the award-winning Grand Constance. 

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    Sometimes it takes science to make magic
  • Show your vintage flare and WIN with our #vintagewines competition

    In an exciting move for wine connoisseurs and collectors, Groot Constantia are releasing highly limited quantities of the last of their award-winning vintages produced over the past decade. Read more about it in the press release here

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    Show your vintage flare and WIN with our #vintagewines competition
  • Sweet Snaps Shared to Win

    Our Easter #mychocolateface competition sweetened social media for the month of April with fans sharing fun and fabulous snaps of their Chocolate and Wine Pairing experience - as well as selfies with their tasting room guru - on @GrootConstantia’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.

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    Sweet Snaps Shared to Win
  • Jollity at Jonkershuis

    Walking towards Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia evokes images of scenes in art films where extended families and groups of friends gather around long tables laden with food and where sensory feasts are had under clumps of trees.

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    Jollity at Jonkershuis
  • Boela Gerber – a gentle giant

    Upon first meeting Boela Gerber, winemaker at Groot Constantia since the 1st of January 2001, the word grounded immediately comes to mind. The dictionary definition of grounded is to be admirably sensible, realistic and (above all) unpretentious. Such a person remains grounded despite all the praise and attention, the dictionary also says. Such is Boela.

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    Boela Gerber – a gentle giant
  • Take a red bus to the New Visitors Route

    The wheels of the bus go round and round… and everyone on the City Sightseeing Red Tour Bus swivels their heads from side to side as there is so much to leave you agape on the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour. The Hop-On Hop-Off bus leaves from the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront (or 81 Long Street) where after it circles Table Mountain – look out for antelope on the southern slopes as you drive past with the wind in your hair.

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    Take a red bus to the New Visitors Route
  • Planting roots and growing a legacy

    Cameron Nel, teacher at Hout Bay High School, recently approached Groot Constantia to assist with barrels and bins to plant trees. He was on a mission to improve the grounds of Hout Bay High School. The outdoor amphitheater where the learners gather was completely paved and offered no shade.

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    Planting roots and growing a legacy
  • Valentine’s Day at Groot Constantia

    Valentine’s Day should be spent blissfully adrift, far from the daily hustle and bustle, indulging the senses with beautiful sights and delicious flavours. Groot Constantia is the perfect setting. Only twenty minutes drive from central Cape Town, the estate feels wonderfully removed from the city.

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    Valentine’s Day at Groot Constantia
  • Come Celebrate the #GrootSummer

    Summer is here. The days are long and the temperatures high and nowhere will you find more to do in one place than at Groot Constantia - South Africa’s oldest wine estate.

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    Come Celebrate the #GrootSummer
  • Platters Wine Guide awards Groot Constantia’s wines with 5 stars

    Platter's South African Wine Guide, annually one of the most eagerly anticipated listings of top-performing wines, has awarded Groot Constantia’s 2015 Chardonnay and 2013 Gouverneurs Reserve Red with the highest possible accolade of 5 stars.

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    Platters Wine Guide awards Groot Constantia’s wines with 5 stars
  • Become part of the Groot Constantia Community

    As we celebrate numerous awards this year we would like to thank our fans and loyal customers for their continued support!

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    Become part of the Groot Constantia Community
  • October is Pinotage Month

    October is Pinotage Month and to celebrate we paid a visit to Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate and the only Pinotage grower in the Constantia Valley to find out what is on offer and a little bit more about their Pinotage.

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    October is Pinotage Month
  • Sip tea and drink Groot Constantia wine on board a luxury yacht

    Imagine yourself sitting on board a luxury yacht being served tea and Groot Constantia wine whilst watching the sun set over Cape Town.

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    Sip tea and drink Groot Constantia wine on board a luxury yacht

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