Wine lovers don’t need a special reason to enjoy a glass of their favourite tipple, but the 7th of November does offer an occasion to open a bottle of Groot Constantia’s award winning Merlot as it is International Merlot Day – a day to celebrate this amazing grape.
October is Family History Month and a time to celebrate the ancestors that came before us and who left their mark within our lives. As the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa, with a history that stretches back 334 years, Groot Constantia has a rich and diverse ancestry and give thanks to all of those that contributed to the formation and success of the Estate.
There is a movement afoot that sees South Africans falling in love with their own country again. The Facebook page I’m Staying and hashtag #I’mStaying have gone viral as South Africans from all walks of life, all colours, creeds and cultures, connect with each other to share their reasons for loving SA.
The 10th to the 16th of October is Drink Local Wine Week – a time when South Africans are encouraged to support their local wine estates and celebrate the abundance of fabulous wines produced in the country. What better way to toast Drink Local Wine Week and pay homage to our local wines than by visiting Groot Constantia.
Cape Town is home to the magnificent Cape Town Big 6, which consists of Groot Constantia, Table mountain, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island, Cape Point, and the V&A Waterfront. A walk down our famous aisle of oaks would make the most well traveled tourist feel at home at Groot Constantia. There’s always so much to see and…
September is a time of renewal and restoration as the cold winter months make way for spring, blossoms and new life. It is also a time of reclaiming and reaffirming as South Africans across the country celebrate their heritage as it expresses itself in the music, history, language, food (and yes wine) of this rich…
In 1685 Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape Colony, was granted property which he named “Constantia”. And so the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa was born, and became the origin of the South African wine industry. The world was introduced to the Groot Constantia wines when the estate began to exhibit.
“Watch water flow – there’s no space it doesn’t fill. Be like water, and give to everyone and everything.” – Daniel Levin. We could not have said it better ourselves. World Water Week takes place this year between the 25 – 31 August and marks a very pressing issue we all need to continue to talk about and do our best to conserve as much water as possible.
A celebration takes place this month for one of the oldest grape varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon. Most loved by South Africans and the world over, did you know that this red grape varietal is the most planted varietal of all? Best of all we did some further digging around and it surfaced that Cabernet Sauvignon is…
The 6th of August is Farmworkers Appreciation Day, an annual day to give thanks for the efforts of the many people who work so hard to help keep the world fed, and in our case – keep the wine flowing! We undoubtedly could not do what we do at Groot Constantia without the valuable efforts…
From our cellars Frederick the Great of Prussia, Louis Phillipe (King of the French) and Napoleon were supplied...
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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