Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Cape Town
Groot Constantia Wine Estate is the oldest estate in South Africa. Established by Simon van der Stel, who landed in the Cape in 1679 and became Governor, Groot Constantia is an icon in the wine industry in South Africa. Van der Stel had gained experience in viticulture at his estate in the Netherlands and so the illustrious history of wine making at Groot Constantia began when he was granted 763Ha by the Dutch East India Company in 1785.
The Groot Constantia trademark is one of the oldest surviving trademarks in the world today. The wines have amassed awards too numerous to mention – 36 gold medals in the last 10 years, 10 of which were foreign. The estates’ versatility allows for the production of many different varietals so you are bound to fine exactly what you are looking for.
Apart from wine tasting the estate offers many attractions – cellar tours, restaurants, museums, the magnificent manor house with the original Cape Dutch furnishings, two restaurants and an art gallery. Cellar tours and wine tastings take place hourly from 10h00 to 16h00, 7 days a week.
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