Eating South Africa: Groot Constantia

Nowshad Rizwanullah , 22 Aug 2012
Groot Constantia Estate
Groot Constantia Estate

South Africa produces some of the world’s best wines – which should be no surprise when you’re home to the oldest winery in the Southern Hemisphere. Founded in 1685, Groot Constantia has been making quality wines for nearly 330 years. Situated in the Constantia Valley – “Cape Town’s Vineyard” – Groot Constantia offers wine tastings, vineyard and celler tours, and fine dining in its two restaurants. And since we happened to be in Cape Town… that’s exactly what we did :)

Wine tastings this way...
Wine tastings this way…
Reception at Groot Constantia
Reception at Groot Constantia
Wine tasting room
Wine tasting room…
Wine tasting room and art gallery
…and art gallery.
Buffalo light
Buffalo light

Wine tasting at Groot Constantia
Wine tasting at Groot Constantia
Empty glasses...
Empty glasses…
... and full bottles.
… and full bottles.

As you should expect from South Africa’ wine estates, a gourmet lunch is just around the corder when you’re done tasting wines. We stopped in at Simon’s for a bite to round off the day. Not too shabby, eh? :)

Fresh oysters
Fresh oysters
Whole Soft Shell Crabs
Whole Soft Shell Crabs
Norwegian Salmon Beurre Blanc
Norwegian Salmon Beurre Blanc
Sesame Seared Tuna
Sesame Seared Tuna
Roast Lamb Shoulder
Roast Lamb Shoulder
Prawns Grille
Prawns Grille

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