Ring In The Chinese New Year At Groot Constantia

Celebrate the start of the Year of the Rat and the rest of #GrootSummer with us!

The Chinese New Year is celebrated every year through sumptuous and colourful festivities across the globe. Traditionally considered one of the calendar’s most important celebrations and  occasions for familial reunion, we can’t think of a better place to spend it than at Groot Constantia.

The Year Of The Rat Is The First Zodiac Sign Of The 12-year Cycle

According to Chinese Astrology, this year is the Year of the (Metal) Rat and the first year of the new 12-year astrological cycle. For this reason, the year is considered a year of new beginnings and renewals. It is also said to be a strong, prosperous and lucky year for almost all Chinese Zodiac signs.

Go For Gold In 2020

Chinese New Year is also one of the most popular times in China to buy gold and gift it to the special people in your life, so this year we suggest giving the gift of one of our famous gold medal-winning wines.

Platter’s South African Wine Guide recently awarded Groot Constantia’s Gouverneurs Reserve White 2017 a five-star rating in the 2020 edition. The Gouverneurs Reserve White 2017 also achieved an impressive 91 points in the seventh annual Sauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report produced by Winemag.co.za, and was awarded a certificate as a Top Performer.

At the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards our Chardonnay 2018 walked away with the coveted Top Scoring Wine Grand Prix Award – This award is the pinnacle of achievement and is given to the undisputed winner across all the entries from 11 countries.

Not sure which wine to try or buy? Then visit our estate from 09h00 to 16h00 for our tasty tastings and pairings. Visitors during Chinese New Year will get special treatment as they are served Groot Constantia’s world-class award-winning wines – attended to by one of our experienced wine-consultants.

  • Visitors Route Experience Ticket – R115 per person:
    • Manor House Museum and Cloete Cellar Access
    • Guided or Self Guided Cellar Tour (10h00 – 16h00) hourly
    • Wine Tasting (5 wines of your choice)
    • Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass
  • Visitors Route Experience Ticket and Chocolate Pairing – R165 per person:
    • Manor House Museum and Cloete Cellar Access
    • Guided or Self Guided Cellar Tour (10h00 – 16h00) hourly
    • Chocolate & Wine Pairing (5 Selected wines with 5 handcrafted chocolates)
    • Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass
  • Only Chocolate & Wine Pairing – R150.00 per person
    • Chocolate & Wine Pairing (5 Selected wines with 5 handcrafted chocolates)
    • Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass
  • Sip and Enjoy Our Wine Tasting Only – R100 per person:
    • Tasting (5 wines of your choice)
    • Souvenir Spiegelau Crystal Glass

Another popular Chinese New Year custom is to dine on some of the zodiac animal of the year’s favourite food, such as nuts and cheese in this case, so we recommend ending your visit to Groot Constantia by ordering one of the scrumptious charcuterie boards from our restaurants:

Jonkershuis Restaurant located at the side of the Manor House – Tel: 021-794 6255

And

Simon’s Restaurant located on the side of the Cloete Cellar – Tel: 021 794 1143

For more information on Groot Constantia visit www.grootconstantia.co.za. Connect via Twitter and Facebook and Instagram @grootconstantia.

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