Winery Visit: Klein Constantia and Anwilka

 
When: Thursday, October 4
Time: 4:30 pm TO 7:00 pm
Where: Delafield

ADDRESS: Waterford Wine & Spirits, 631 Genesee St.

COST: Free!

REGISTRATION: Not Required

 

Founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, Klein Constantia continues to make some of South Africa’s top dry and world-class dessert wines, which reflect the cool Constantia climate and historic traditions.

Klein Constantia’s lusciously sweet wine, Vin de Constance, rose to prominence in the 1800s. It was savored by the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Victoria, and Thomas Jefferson, and it found its way into the writing of many great 18th and 19th century authors.

But we won’t stop there. Klein Constantia has a sister winery – Anwilka – that Robert Parker has described as “the finest red wine I have ever had from South Africa.”

Anwilka Vineyards is located just 4 miles from the ocean in Stellenbosch’s prime Helderberg region. Owners Lowell Jooste (the former co-owner of Klein Constantia), along with internationally renowned Bordeaux wine personalities Hubert de Boüard (co-owner of Château Angélus in Saint-Émilion) and Bruno Prats (former owner of Château Cos d’Estournel in Saint-Estèphe), released the maiden vintage blend of their Syrah-Cabernet in 2005. Anwilka has since established a worldwide reputation for this red blend as one of South Africa’s top red wines.

Please join us as we welcome Jacqueline Harris of Klein Constantia for the first time ever in Wisconsin.

Wines to be tasted (limit two wines per person):

 

Klein Constantia 2014 Estate Red

Klein Constantia 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Klein Constantia 2009 Vin de Constance

Klein Constantia 2015 Block 361 & 372 Sauvignon Blanc

Anwilka 2014 Petit Frere

Anwilka 2013 Estate Red

 

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