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Out of Africa: The Hallgarten Buying Team Heads To South Africa In Search of New Wines – Day 4

Cool and manicured, the Beverly Hills of the Cape, ladies who lunch, tourist coach trips, souvenir hunters, roads with pavements. Welcome to Groot Constantia. You want desperately to wipe your shoes before you enter the tasting room. There are three hundred years of history here and this is South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate.

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Groot Constantia Features in The Drink Business’ Old Estates List

 

Nice feature on South Africa’s oldest wine estates on DrinksBusiness.com, highlighting the granddaddies of the SA scene and reminding everyone that this ‘new world’ region has been producing wine for more than 300 years.

Indeed, the first vines were planted in the Cape in 1652 by Dutch surgeon Jan van Riebeeck, when the Dutch East India Company first landed in Cape Town.

Our very own Groot Constantia features, and it is widely considered to be the country’s oldest estate. It’s even linked to the first plantings of those vines by van Riebeeck in the early 1650s.

The wine remains as good as ever. Check out the Groot Constantia portfolio right here.