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  • 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
  • 2016 Awards for Groot Constantia Wines

    It’s only August and Groot Constantia Wines have received numerous awards for 2016. Platters Wine Guide rates 90% of Groot Constantia’s wines with an impressive 4.5 stars.

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    2016 Awards for Groot Constantia Wines
  • Celebrating Women at Groot Constantia: Anna de Koningh - mother, hero and farm owner

    Anna de Koningh, Bengal-born wife of Oloff Bergh and the first woman to own Groot Constantia had a very interesting background. She was the daughter of.......

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    Celebrating Women at Groot Constantia: Anna de Koningh - mother, hero and farm owner
  • Grand Constance: South Africa’s Oldest Wine

    It’s an ice cold winter’s day in Cape Town and I have a date with food and wine and history at Groot Constantia. A weak sun is shining on the vineyards and the old buildings have a classic beauty that is beautiful in every season.

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    Grand Constance: South Africa’s Oldest Wine
  • 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

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