South African Chardonnay judged Best in the World

Groot Constantia’s 2013 Chardonnay has been judged as the best in the world at the recent 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition, which was held from the 11th to the 14th of March in the Burgundy wine region of France.

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Groot Constantia rakes in accolades at the Taj Classic Wine Trophy

Groot Constantia – the oldest surviving wine producing farm in South Africa - walked away with several awards at the recent 2015 Taj Classic Wine Trophy awards, held in the Taj Cape Town’s new five-star banqueting venue, The Reserve at Taj Cape Town, on Friday 6th March 2015.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

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Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Lunar New Year!  This year, we ushered in the Year of the Ram at Groot Constantia with our international visitors!

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Groot Constantia – celebrating 330 years of legendary wines

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The beginning of February saw Groot Constantia celebrating the 330th year of wine production on the farm in what was a fun and festive event that involved the estates wine maker, staff and harvesters.  The wine produced from this momentous harvest will be bottled as a special commemorative vintage to honour and celebrate over three centuries of legendary wine production.

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Groot Constantia: A Legend in its own Time

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As a wine lover I enjoy nothing more than visiting wine estates to sample fine wines, soak up the atmosphere and immerse myself in their tangible sense of history.  As most Cape wine estates have been in existence for at least two centuries, I especially love that the original buildings and homesteads on most estates are not only still standing, but are in pristine condition and that the traditions of yesteryear still remain.

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Chocolate and Wine Tasting: a surprise treat from two Masters!

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What is your favourite type of Chocolate? Is chocolate a treat that you will like to receive? There’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to these humble cocoa beans…  Starting with the ancient Mayans in 250-900 AD, cacao beans were used as currency, medicine and even in marriage rituals!

A collaboration between two masters, winemaker Boela Gerber and chocolate master Annelize Morkel have created an unique experience to tantalize your senses!

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Boela Gerber: Global wine trends and my winemaking philosophy

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What do you look for in a great wine? How is South African wine perceived globally? Wine tasting is a highly subjective experience, you will either love or hate the liquid gold in your glass.

As a casual wine enthusiast, I find myself drawn to the people behind the wine and their stories. I spent a wonderful morning with Boela Gerber, Winemaker of Groot Constantia, and wanted to share some stories and highlights with you.

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Wynkalender se glansrykste aand oop vir bespreking

Kaartjies is vinnig aan die verkoop vir die glansrykste wyngebeurtenis in Suid-Afrika – die Wynoes-Gedenksfunksie.

Dié unieke gebeurtenis vind plaas by die Simon’s Restaurant op die Groot Constantia wynlandgoed op Donderdag 5  Februarie 2015.    

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Wine calendars most prestigious event open for bookings

Tickets are selling fast for the most prestigious wine event in South Africa – the Wine Harvest Commemorative Function.

This unique event will take place on the Groot Constantia wine Estate on Thursday 05 February 2015 in the Simon’s restaurant.       

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