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August 22, 2019


Saturday, 13 July 2019, marked the official day that Groot Constantia estate entered its 334th year of uninterrupted wine-production. This makes Groot Constantia the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa and the origin of the South African wine industry. 1685 was a busy year globally with events such as the Duke of York becoming the King of England and Scotland, whilst rebellions and battles abounded. Closer afield, the Cape Colonists sent a commissioner to Europe to attract more settlers, Copper was discovered in Namaqualand and Simon van der Stel, the Governor of the Cape......

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