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Groot Constantia; its history and a description of its architecture and collection.

Hans Fransen

Groot Constantia; its history and a description of its architecture and collection.

by Hans Fransen

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Published by Cultural History Museum in Cape Town, S.A .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Groot Constantia, South Africa.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 48.

    ContributionsSouth African Cultural History Museum.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA7468.6.S62 C34
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p.
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5109716M
    LC Control Number74182214

    Groot Constantia is a historic wine producer based in the South African region of Constantia, on the outskirts of Cape Town. Its history goes back to when Governor Simon van der Stel (for whom Stellenbosch is named) of the Dutch East India Company arrived in South Africa. and established an. Overview. The Villa is situated in the heart of Constantia valley, bordering the world famous Groot Constantia Vineyards. Set in one of the most exclusive locations in South Africa, this beautiful villa offers you comfort, freedom and tranquillity. The villa is a spacious luxurious family home.

    The vineyards of Groot Constantia, South Africa wine country at its most beautiful The Oldest South Africa wine country estate. He started off renovating the badly neglected farm by giving the mansion a large face-lift, building a new wine cellar and adding extensive vineyards planted w new vines. in no event shall groot constantia be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, or loss of information) arising out of the use of or inability to use the site or the information thereon, even if groot constantia has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

    In addition to this, Groot Constantia achieved Double Gold Awards for four of its wines in the National Wine Challenge – Double Gold Awards category, with the Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Gouverneurs Reserve, and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon all receiving accolades. English: Groot Constantia, founded in , is the historic oldest wine estate in South Africa, once the property of governor Simon van der Stel. For over a century (starting ) it was owned and managed by the Cape Government, but since the Groot Constantia Trust runs it as a non profit company.


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Groot Constantia: Its history and a description of its architecture and collection. Previously known as “Constantia Wyn” and famously consumed by 17th century nobility, Groot Constantia produces what is widely regarded as the finest example of this wine that has its routes in the early days of the Cape’s oldest wine producing estate.

Groot Constantia is noted particularly for its production of high-quality red wines, including Shiraz, Merlot and blended red Gouverneurs Reserve. In the estate began production of a Constantia dessert wine, called Grand Constance, for the first time since the s.

Popular culture. A number of scenes for the movie Untamed was set at Architectural style(s): Cape Dutch. South-east elevation of the Cape Dutch homestead of Groot Constantia, measured by Gordon Leith and drawn by John Fassler for prof. Geoffrey Pearse's book "Eighteenth Century Architecture in South Africa" – see Plate 40 for the drawing, and pages for a description.

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It has remained a working wine estate through to the present day. The Cape Dutch manor house, known as Groot Constantia, was originally built by Simon van der Stel inand after its destruction in a fire on 19 Decemberit was restored by architect FK Kendall in Groot Constantia Estate is the oldest wine estate in South Africa, and it is here that the country's thriving wine industry has its roots.

Since its origin inGroot Constantia has always been a wine farm and its name is forever linked to the most famous wines that were so highly prized by the European gentry in the 18th century. Groot Constantia – Where History and Fine Wine Meet Groot Constantia is the oldest vineyard in Constantia.

Back inafter the Dutch East India Company came to the Cape, one of their number, Simon van der Stel was granted land that stretched between Steenberg and Zwaanswyk. The name of the older Klein Constantia had been replaced by Hoop op Constantia, Nova Constantia and Buitenverwachting before the date at which the present Klein Constantia came into existence.

The homestead on the property appears to date from before the deduction; its gables are of about in style, and its windows probably of the same date. Its early history and international recognition made Groot Constantia the first intellectual property of the South African wine industry and of the county at large.

Induring an annual visit to the Cape, Hendrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Drakenstein granted the grounds of Groot Constantia to Simon van der Stel the VOC Governor of the Cape of.

The Groot Constantia Farm has a history that goes back all the way towhen Simon van der Stel was granted the land. It is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, located in the Constantia Valley in the Southern Suburbs of Cape is an overview display in the Jonkershuis complex which will give you a good idea of what's happened in Groot Constantia from it's beginnings to.

GROOT CONSTANTIA. Groot Constantia sets a benchmark by which the heritage of the Cape is measured in terms of its history, architecture, collection, estate wines, food quality, hospitality, physical appearance, conduct and service excellence.

The following historical buildings located at Groot Constantia, form part of the Iziko Museums of South. It is Groot Constantia's pleasure to welcome you to South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate. Groot Constantia’s revered history tells us how a man’s love of wine established the first wine farm in South Africa.

By going back years, we come to understand how morgens of land created the origins of the South African wine industry, and how every owner thereafter contributed to. The mandates system and its future.

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Groot Constantia represents one of South Africa's oldest wine estates, with origins dating back to the late s. This fully operational farm boasts a rich year history.

Insired by the late Dutch Renaissance style, the site's original manor house featured white marble and red stone. The Constantia valley epitomises the Cape Winelands Cultural Landscape with its mountain setting, productive agricultural landscape, riverine corridors and collection of significant historic farms.

Facing ever increasing threat from urbanisation, the Constantia-Tokai Farmlands have been graded by the national heritage authority (SAHRA) as a. Groot Constantia have an uninterrupted history of wine making since this date – making this the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa.

“We are very excited to have this rare bottle of wine, with its fascinating history and accolades, return to the four walls in which it was made,” says Jean Naudé, CEO of Groot Constantia. Cape Flats details life and culture in the townships of.

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R Ends 19 Nov Slwbook +5. More items from this seller View all. The Story of Groot Constantia: Grand architecture and 17th century nobility Article by Cape Town Big 7 If the oak-lined road leading into the estate don’t give it away, the beautifully maintained heritage buildings surely will – Groot Constantia is one of the grandest and oldest estates in South Africa, and it has a fascinating history.Groot Constantia is a national monument and South Africa’s oldest wine-producing estate, founded in by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape of Good Hope.

The historic wine estate is characterized by rows of grapevines, green rolling hills, manicured gardens, and sweeping vistas of the Constantia Valley, offering visitors a delightful retreat from the city.'This book is a case history of the principles of export promotion as applied to five African markets, taking as its four examples capital equipment, a service, a consumer product and a consumer durable.' With coloured map of Africa.

Groot Constantia: Its History and a Description of Its Architecture and Collection. Fransen, Hans.