Groot Constantia Manor House


Groot Constantia, the oldest and most iconic working winery in South Africa, scooped 14 top awards at this year’s prestigious National Wine Awards – including three Grand Cru Awards, a phenomenal six Top 100 and Double Platinum Awards, as well as two Double Gold Awards, and three Double Silver.

The Grand Cru Award category recognises exceptional wines that are considered the cream of the crop in South Africa. The three Groot Constantia wines that were awarded are the 2020 Merlot, the 2020 Gouverneurs Reserve Red, and the 2022 Gouverneurs Reserve White.


The one and only Grand Constance Napoleon’s favourite

Double Platinum wines, and Top 100 Wines winners, are outstanding wines that have achieved exceptional scores of between 91 and 95 out of 100 and represent the pinnacle of achievement in South African winemaking. The Groot Constantia wines that were recognised in this category are the 2020 Merlot, 2020 Gouverneurs Reserve Red, 2022 Gouverneurs Reserve White, 2023 Chardonnay, 2021 Shiraz, and 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon.


Some of the winners

The two Double Gold winners, an award given to wines that perform at a very high standard, are the 2019 Grand Constance and the 2020 Lady Of Abundance. The three Double Silvers were awarded to Groot Constantia’s 2021 Lady Of Abundance, the 2023 Sauvignon Blanc, and the 2022 Pinotage.

Daniel Keulder, winemaker for Groot Constantia,and Floricius Beukes, Viticulturist and Estate Manager for Groot Constantia say they are so thankful for these accolades, which are a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire Groot Constantia team.


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