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…
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…
Just because we’re situated in the buzzing and beautiful Mothercity, doesn’t mean our friends up north get to miss out on anything! That’s why we have compiled a list of all current events we will be attending with tastings and specials you could join, guaranteed no fear of missing out!
It is with great pleasure and pride that Groot Constantia mark the occasion of their birth - 334 years ago! Born on 13 July 1685, weighing in at 891 Morgan to father Simon van der Stel, the Estate was christened “Constantia”, and the name has rung true for 334 years as Groot Constantia has stood the test of time! In the past 10 years alone the Estate’s wines have won over 100 awards.
It’s no secret how beautiful the Constantia valley is! But more than beauty is how sustainable the caretakers are of the valley we’re in, and we are extremely proud to once again celebrate our conservation champion status with World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Growing up, I remember watching a popular chocolate advert in the 90’s, where the animated kid sits next to a friend eating his stack of chocolate covered candies and finally gets to his last piece, and wonders just looking at his glum friend to share it or instead savour that last little bit of deliciousness. He of course decides to share his last piece of chocolate with the friend.
The first week of July saw South Africans celebrating Sparkling Wine Week. There is indeed something about sipping on some bubbly that adds sophistication to any occasion and no celebration is complete without adding some. There are three main types of bubbles: Champagne, Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) and Sparkling wine – but what is the difference between these three?
Rosé Day is observed across the world annually on the second Saturday in June. A winemaker was recently asked who was drinking rosé and he replied “mostly women and smart…