Exhibition Wine of Exile: Groot Constantia, the wine of Napoleon on St Helena
This year, we will celebrate the 250th birth anniversary of Napoléon, on the 15th of August 2019. On this occasion, we are more than glad to invite you to the exhibition on the history of the wine that Napoleon used to order from St Helena, from the 21st February to the 21st of June at Groot Constantia.
From 1815 to 1821, Napoleon was exiled to St Helena, an island situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. While he was living on the island, Napoleon used to order a wine produced in Cape Town, in Constantia : the "Vin de Constance".
With our Honorary Consul (Consul Honoraire) in St Helena, Director of the French National Domains on St Helena Island, Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, we are glad to invite you to the exclusive exhibition "Wine of Exile. The wine of Napoleon on St Helena" from the 21st February 2019. it will take place at Groot Constantia. It is indeed at this wine estate that we used to produce and where we are still produce the wine that Napoleon used to drink on St Helena, often referred to "Wine of Napoleon".
The exhibits, which belonged to Napoléon or that he used during his stay on this island, are issued of the collections of Iziko, the Napoleon Foundation, the Government of St Helena, Groot Constantia and the National Domains. Thanks to these exceptional exhibits, you will be able to know more about this part of History.
Wine of Exile
The wine of Napoléon on St Helena
from the 21st February to the 21st June 2019
Groot Constantia, Manor House, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia