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24 June 1712 – Simon van der Stel dies

Released on Jun 2013

On this day in 1712, former Cape governor Simon van der Stel died at Constantia, aged 73. He was buried in the Groote Kerk, Cape Town. As none of his […]

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Good Taste – Hot Stuff

Released on Jun 2013

Featuring Klein Constantia winemaker, Matthew Day.

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Klein Constantia & Anwilka in Wine Spectator June 2013

Released on Jun 2013

Both Klein Constantia and Anwilka feature in the June 2013 issue of Wine Spectator.   95 points Klein Constantia Constantia 2007 $60/500ml Gorgeous, featuring a core of creamed peach, persimmon, […]

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Constantia wine and the VOC

Released on Jun 2013

7 June – On this day in 1746, a resolution was passed to exempt “the cultivators of the vineyards at Constantia” from paying a new levy of three Rixdollars on […]

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3 June 1807

Released on Jun 2013

On this day in 1807, American president and wine connoisseur Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to his Secretary of the Treasury, Albert Galattin, proposing a “more equal” tariff on wines […]

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14 May 1974

Released on May 2013

On this day in 1974, the Cape Times reported that the fate of the 300-year-old Constantia Valley was sealed in 105 minutes at a special meeting of the Divisional Council […]

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The Story of Vin de Constance [video]

Released on May 2013

To see the video click here.

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Constantia…Joséphine

Released on May 2013

On 5th May 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte died while in exile on the South Atlantic island of St Helena. The military general and first emperor of France had started showing signs […]

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Gatsby Glamour & Klein Constantia – April 1911

Released on Apr 2013

It was in April 1911 that a milliner (ladies hat designer) from Paarl named Abraham Lochner de Villiers married one of America’s wealthiest heiresses, namely Clara Hussey, granddaughter of the […]

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