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Wine & Food


Groot Constantia Wine Estate produces an award-winning wine to please every palate. Enjoy a fresh and cheerful Rosé or a beautifully complex Chardonnay. Discover a bold Shiraz or our seductive Grand Constance. With three wine-tasting venues on the estate, you can find your favourite in surroundings that suit your style.

A wine is best appreciated accompanied by a meal and chosen to suit the occasion. Pair an elegant Brut Rosé with a gourmet anniversary picnic on our lawns; choose a light and fresh Semillon for an al fresco lunch under our aged oaks; sip an expressive Pinotage during a family feast; or toast a milestone by the fireplace with a dignified glass of Gouverneurs Reserve.

The Visitors Route


The Groot Constantia Experience

Groot Constantia is nestled in the fertile Constantia Valley. It is here that we believe time should be taken to first understand and then consume our award-winning wines. The new Visitors Route offers a circular self-guided route of the heritage-rich core of the wine estate.

Activities offered on the Visitors Route:

  • Explore the original Cape Dutch Manor House
  • Visit the famed Cloete Cellar: the birthplace of Grand Constance
  • Go wine tasting
  • See the wine museum and cultural history museum
  • Be inspired by South African Art
  • Enjoy world-class cuisine
  • Experience chocolate & wine pairing
  • Download two free audio walking tours of the vineyards and modern-day production cellar

Wine tasting

It takes years to build a legacy, even decades.

This is why we only spend our time on things that are worthwhile. Most people believe perfection is an impossible ideal, we don’t.  We have produced legendary wines for over 300 years.

Tasting experiences on offer:

  • Wine tasting
  • Chocolate & wine pairing

7 days a week

Vineyard Audio Guide Starting Point
Cellar Audio Guide Starting Point

Download the Voicemap app for the full tours at Groot Constantia.

Two self-guided audio walking tours help you to discover the history and production of Groot Constantia wine.

How To Download the Tours

1) Install VoiceMap for iOS or Android by searching the App Store or Google Play, or by going to onelink.to/feelgroot.
2) Sign up with email or Facebook
3) Select Cape Town
4) Select the Groot Constantia Museum, Cellar and Vineyard Audio Guides
5) Tap on Free. The download will begin automatically. Once the downloads complete, VoiceMap will work offline.


The Groot Constantia Experience

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How To Download the Tours

 1) Install VoiceMap for iOS or Android by searching the App Store or Google Play, or by going to onelink.to/feelgroot.
2) Sign up with email or Facebook
3) Select Cape Town
4) Select the Groot Constantia Museum, Cellar and Vineyard Audio Guides
5) Tap on Free. The download will begin automatically. Once the downloads complete, VoiceMap will work offline.

Explore Groot Constantia’s Heritage Core

Click on the picture to see the historical courtyard


With your back to the iconic Manor House you are looking over the Groot Constantia courtyard, home to the Cloete Cellar. This historical wine cellar was built in the late 1700's by Hendrik Cloete. It is the birthplace of Grand Constance - the iconic sweet wine of Constantia.

The courtyard is a working space welcoming tens of thousands of visitors each year.

The magnificent Cloete Cellar warehouse/wine cellar is a two-storey building with a Greek-mythology inspired pediment gable by sculptor Anton Anreith.

Our Story


In 1679 Simon van der Stel was appointed by the Dutch East India Company to govern the Cape of Good Hope. After years of loyal service, he requested land from the Company. He periodically sent out riders to collect soil samples. In 1685 he chose 891 morgen (about 763 ha) situated behind Table Mountain for its wine-growing potential and magnificent scenery. Over the years the wines produced on the estate caught the attention of influential people across the globe – clearly due to its impressive quality. Global aristocracy made sure that they had enough stock of this acclaimed and precious product.

Our founder named his farm "Constantia" after the Latin word for constancy or steadfastness. These attributes he valued greatly and today we follow in his footsteps to uphold his enduring legacy of perfection at Groot Constantia..

Our Story


TripAdvisor Reviews

  •   Extremely well maintained winery surrounded by beautiful greenery in a rural setting. We had a brilliant tour of the winery which included tasting of 5 different types of wines ... read more


      The wine tour itself was terrible. Way too many people on the same tour so we couldn’t hear much of the explanation, but the wine tasting was really fun an... read more

  •   A short but interesting tour from Storm and some great wines poured by Sivasisanda. Both were highly professional and we really enjoyed it all for just 115 Rand each. Fabulous.


      We hit this winery on the hop on hop off bus in Cape Town. It’s the oldest winery in the Cape...dating back to 1685. The grounds are large and pretty.... read more

  •   As part of our hop on hop off bus ticket we got to experience a cellar tour and wine tasting. The tour was informative and wine tasting had two choices... read more


      Very pretty area. Just a short drive from Cape Town city. Lots of restaurants. Children ran in the green lawns. Best place to enjoy a few drinks and the weather

  •   We thoroughly enjoyed this wine tasting and Vineyard. Groot Constantia is the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa and only 25 mins outside Capetown. ... read more


      If you get in capetown and never visit this place , you havent enjoyed . You will enjoy the scenic view , history of the estate as well as wine... read more

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  •   This is a delightful place to eat - there are two restaurants with Jonkerhuis being my preference as Simon's is rather bigger and busier. Jonkeruis have some lovely outside tables... read more


      We opted for the chocolate and wine pairing. We were there at peak time and the cellar tour had approx 100 people in attendance - far too many for a... read more


Our Awards


Groot Constantia

Wine Club


Join Royalty

From our cellars Frederick the Great of Prussia, Louis Phillipe (King of the French) and Napoleon were supplied...
come and add yourself to the list!

Become part of a lineage of royalty and noble men who have savoured our wines for centuries.

By joining our exclusive Groot Constantia Wine Club you will enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

  • No initial sign up cost
  • Wine Club Members receive a standard 10% discount on Groot Constantia wines bought at the Groot Constantia Wine Estate and on our website www.grootconstantia.co.za
  • Be among the first to be informed of specials and new releases
  • Have the exclusive opportunity to pre-order new vintages