Celebrating October with Groot Constantia MCC Brut Rose

Friday the 19th of October, we raise our glasses and klink our flutes to Champagne day! And what better way to celebrate this auspicious day than with a local alternative that tastes just as great and fits the budget too!

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160 year old bottle of Groot Constantia Pontac wine returns to its origins

An extremely rare bottle of Groot Constantia’s Pontac red wine, which is at least 160 years old, has returned to its place of origin at the Groot Constantia wine estate where it now holds pride of place in the Cloete Cellar – the very place in which it was produced so many years ago. This…

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Getting Closer to Nature: And Other Reasons To Visit Groot Constantia

Hearing the name Groot Constantia brings images of vines being planted in a 17th century Cape Town to the fore. The history of the estate is well known, and the importance of Constantia in South Africa’s viticulture industry cannot be ignored. I feel the rich history each and every time I step foot on the…

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Fine wine and a fireplace or three

After a long and dusty drought, the Cape is experiencing a real winter this year. We welcome the rain and continue to stick to our water ration of 50 litres a day. Celebrating the rain is one thing, but as the temperatures plummet we are all feeling the cold. Grey skies and an icy wind…

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Taste Groot Constantia Grand Constance

This Cheesecake recipe is an adaptation of Helen Goh and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Apricot and Amaretto cheesecake. I replaced the apricots with seasonal sweet and crunchy pears and of course substituted the Amaretto with the Grand Constance. The cheesecake, I found was not overly sweet or too rich (I could be biased, I do love a good cheesecake!) I loved how the delicate flavours of the Grand Constance shone through in the filling and roasted pears that I topped the cheesecake with.

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