Famous sculptor, painter, architect and poet, Michelangelo, once said that “every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”.  The same can be said for every vineyard and its grapes – they potentially have an award-winning wine in them, and it is the task of the skilled winemaker to discover it.

And this is exactly what the winemaking team at Groot Constantia has done once again – this time walking away with five Gold medals from the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards which took place recently.

Groot Constantia’s Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Merlot 2018, Shiraz 2018, Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2018 and Grand Constance 2017 all won Gold awards – meaning they were awarded between 89 and 92.9 out of a possible 100 points by the international panel of judges.

“We pride ourselves in our quality across our range of wines and are excited that the results from a reputable competition like the Michelangelo International Awards have once again confirmed our consistency,” says Boela Gerber, winemaker for Groot Constantia.

Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia, says that the Estate is blessed with diverse vineyard sites and these different terroirs, combined with a dedicated and skilled wine-making team, allows for the production of a diverse range of wines which continue to win awards.

“Groot Constantia is not just another wine estate.  With an uninterrupted record of wine production since our inception in 1685, Groot Constantia is South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm and a living museum with the task of preserving the history and cultural legacy of the wine industry.”

For more information visit www.grootconstantia.co.za or connect with GC via social media on Twitter, facebook and Instagram @GrootConstantia.