A bumper year of accolades for Groot Constantia needs celebrating
In the short space of four months, the Groot Constantia wine estate has added five impressive awards to their already extensive list of accolades.
Most recently, and an exciting achievement for South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate, Groot Constantia made the list of Top 10 South African Wine Producers as chosen by the SA Wine Index. Closely preceding this, Groot Constantia’s 2013 Shiraz achieved a Gold medal and placed in the Top 10 at the 2015 Syrah-du-Monde awards, as well as being selected amongst the top 12 out of 202 entrants at the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge. Groot Constantia’s 2012 Grand Constance wine achieved a Grand Gold award at the 2015 Monde Selection International Wine Contest in May; and Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay was judged as the Best in the World at the 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition held in March.
Groot Constantia’s wines continue to rake in the awards with the estate having won a total of 89 top accolades since 2003. These latest awards come close on the back of the 2015 Taj Awards where Groot Constantia walked away with several coveted trophies – including being selected as the “Most Iconic Producer” - indicating that this year is a bumper one for Groot Constantia. In fact the estate has won a total of 18 gold awards over the last 12 months alone.
Celebrating these awards and 330 years
Groot Constantia is celebrating its 330th year of continuous wine production this year – with the official birthday date being 13 July. To celebrate this momentous occasion, and the estates winning streak, Groot Constantia is running an exciting competition – the “What does your favourite Groot Constantia wine look like?” competition.
The competition requires entrants to take a picture of their favourite bottle of Groot Constantia wine, post it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter () - using the hashtag #330GrootConstantia - and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as wines, wine tastings and cellar tours – with a grand prize of all three for one lucky winner.
With an uninterrupted record of wine production since its inception in 1685, Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate and is a National Monument and a living museum with the task of preserving the history and cultural legacy of the South African wine industry for the people of South Africa.
330 years and going strong - the Groot Constantia trademark is also one of the oldest surviving trademarks in the world today and the estate continues to move from strength to strength.
For more information visit www.grootconstantia.co.za.