Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia, Cape Town

Tasting & Living 2016

A visit to The winefields of Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the oldest vineyard in South Africa.

Groot Constantia’s first vines were planted in the middle of the 17th century by Simon Van der Stel, the first governor of the (then) Dutch colony. Groot Constantia was effectively his home  aswell. At that time the estate was bigger than the present estate, which is why the estates of Klein Constantia and Constantia Uitsig, all neighbours, are also well worth a visit. (check out http://tastingandliving.com/2010/09/04/vin-de-constance-with-michel-roux-jr/ for more info on the ‘Vin de Constance’ which is only produced on Klein Constantia.)

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