Heritage

Constantia’s history dates back to 1685 when Governor Simon van der Stel named his property Constantia after the daughter of his benefactor Commissioner van Rheede who granted him a farm here. Governor van der Stel planted orchards and vineyards on the farm thus making Constantia the oldest wine producing region in the Southern Hemisphere with an uninterrupted history of wine making.
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Groot Constantia - a fine example of Cape Dutch architecture in Cape Town. This historical house showcases an amazing selection of antique furniture - and borders the famous vineyards.

Groot Constantia is a wine estate open to the public. The house is Cape Dutch style architecture and is nestled amongst the prolific vineyards.

Groot Constantia is the oldest wine estate in South Africa and provincial heritage site in the suburb of Constantia in Cape Town, South Africa. "Groot" in Dutch and Afrikaans translates as "great" in English

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia and an old SAR Pullman

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia and an old SAR Pullman

Buitenverwachting, Constantia

Refurbished Buitenverwachting tasting room shown to the media.

Constantia Nek Restaurant, Cape Town  Hiking in Cape Town's Mountains via The…

Hiking in Cape Town's Mountains

Constantia Nek Restaurant, Cape Town Hiking in Cape Town's Mountains via The…

Historic Carriage, Groot Constantia, Cape Town by Kleinz1, via Flickr, this is what we use to drive 8 vlaamhorses

This historic carriage is found on display at the wine farm Groot Constantia, Cape Town.

Buitenverwachting Est. 1796 | by Ian Junor

This beautiful wine farm on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa.

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