Groot Constantia

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Groot Constantia
4.5
Historic Sites • Wineries & Vineyards
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest wine producing estate, (est: 1685). Situated 20 minutes from the Cape Town CBD and one of Cape Town's Big 7 tourist attractions, Groot Constantia is a must visit for the whole family. With two outstanding restaurants, Jonkershuis and Simon's, wine tastings, chocolate and wine pairing, cellar tours and a museum that reminds one of a bygone era, this beautiful historic winery is a popular attraction that exudes natural beauty. Groot Constantia can also be reached hoping on City Sightseeing's Wine Bus.
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Spokenpriestess
34 contributions
Add this to your itinerary!
Apr 2021 • Friends
This place is beautiful. I particularly enjoyed the wine tour, they take you through the history of the winery & essentially show you how wine is made - that was very enlightening for me. After the tour, you then have a wine tasting & the portions are very friendly (if you're not careful you will walk out crawling 🤣). I would advice you to take the wine & chocolate pairing tasting, it's that more interesting & the chocolate bring out the wine flavours. We also visited the house museum on site, it had some interesting antiques of the past, however, it's not as much a highlight as the winery. The area is stunning, open & the views are endless. There's also a restaurant on site if you'd like to grab lunch. We weren't really feeling comfortable to sit that day.
Written 5 November 2021
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amodpointofview
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions
Great experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great venue, tasty food and great service. Wine tasting was well done and lunch at JH eatery was fantastic. The restaurant is pet friendly.
Written 22 October 2021
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Jeandie L
Johannesburg, South Africa149 contributions
There are better wine farm locations to visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
As the oldest wine farm in Cape Town, Groot Constantia warrants a visit. The grounds and vineyards offer beautiful views and inviting lawns, but the museum and cellar "tour" leaves much to be desired.
Written 25 September 2021
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Linn T
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Great service with amazing waiter
May 2021 • Friends
Great wine tasting experience with an amazing service. Shoutout goes to our waiter Alba. Thank you for making this a wonderful and interesting experience. Definitely coming back.
Written 30 May 2021
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Rebecca G
6 contributions
Not COVID friendly
May 2021 • Solo
After having a BAD meal at Somon's, I was surprised to learn that they would not do wine tastings outside. They expect people to walk back and forth for each tasting if you are not comfortable in a small room tasting with 10 other people. Would not return or recommend to friends!
Written 12 May 2021
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Soehail Braakman
London, UK655 contributions
Divine
Mar 2021
I like the menu they are having especially when you are on the ‘entertain’ app which apparently provides you discount for the meals and the wine tastings after. I like the location -it’s totally divine- in the wine fields and you really get a great taste of what it is to be on a farm where the grapes are hanging on the trees -and where you can freely roam legally between the fields yourself- to make that great Instagram photo. When it comes to the service -I do believe- it gets perhaps sometimes quite busy -especially on weekends- but for the rest I think it’s fine, they do really great vegetarian dishes -and you can skip the cheese if you wish so- what I think is really good! I like the fact that the drinks are great -they do non alcoholic coctails- and the bruschetta and pasta pesto is fine for me too! Also, you can definitely uber this place as well: its good reachable.
Written 21 March 2021
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Tabst44
3 contributions
Avoid and head to far better wineries in the area!
Feb 2021
From start to finish this was the most unprofessional experience in the wineries area. If I could rate no stars I would.
Written 21 February 2021
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Allan Frost
Port Elizabeth, South Africa9 contributions
Wine tasting and lunchtime views.
Sep 2020 • Couples
The restaurant has the most magnificent views with professional staff. Wine tasting can take place in the restaurant while enjoying lunch. The setting and experience is worth the visit.
Written 3 October 2020
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BGIWorldTraveller
Barbados21 258 contributions
Excellent Wine Tour!
Nov 2019 • Solo
This was a stop on the City Sightseeing Bus Tour and I was happy that I went. I improved my knowledge, sampled fine wines and got a nice souvenir glass to return home with. Well done Groot Constantia!
Written 30 September 2020
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Laura's World
Johannesburg, South Africa933 contributions
South Africa's oldest and best known wine estate..
Mar 2020
We arrived at GC recently to enjoy all that South Africa's oldest and best known wine estate has to offer and were not disappointed.
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Groot Constantia, owned by a non profit company, and blessed with a maritime climate offers the best of both worlds in terms of both South African culture and heritage making it easy to see why this is one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions!

On our line-up of extensive wines to taste (to mention just a few) with the quirky company of some inquisitive ducks..
Sauvignon Blanc 2019:
Ripe tropical fruit on the nose, with a distinct herbal and white asparagus undertone. This wine has a lively acidity and beautiful intensity.
Chardonnay 2018:
Lemon and toasted almonds on the nose, with hints of vanilla and orange blossom. This exceptional wine's awards speak for itself making it a top pick again this year!

Lady of Abundance 2017:
A new blend showing beautiful complexity, ripe plum and red cherry flavours with a fine tannin structure.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017:
Classic black currant and graphite flavours on the nose. This is a wine for the wine rack with great ageing potential.

And last but certainly not least, our favourite pick of the day..
Gouverneurs Reserve 2017:
This Cabernet Sauvignon-driven blend show black currant, dark chocolate with a hint of vanilla on the palate.

From there it was onto Jonkershuis for a quick lunch sampling proudly South African Cape Malay food.. I chose the recommended Estate Tasting Plate showcasing bobotie, chicken & lamb curry, samosas, savoury rice, poppadums, and squash.
This dish really is all about local spices and flavours, and is served with traditional sambals. Delicious!

In summary, GC is all about the food, history and wine, making it a must-visit for foodies and tourists alike because it provides everything in one beautiful space!
Written 30 June 2020
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