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Groot Constantia Wine Pairing Dinner

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Join us for a classy evening on board featuring award-winning wines from South Africa's oldest winery, Groot Constantia, and a set dinner menu thoughtfully crafted by the Riverboat's culinary team.

THE MENU & WINES

GROOT CONSTANTIA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015
paired with
A seafood trio of fresh mussels with garlic butter, seared tuna carpaccio drizzled with olive oil, and grilled calamari in a lime and ginger marinade.

GROOT CONSTANTIA GOUVERNEURS RESERVE RED 2012
paired with
Traditional Chinese-style 'Peking' duck with flour wraps, accompanied with Asian duck salad.

GROOT CONSTANTIA SHIRAZ 2013
paired with
Roasted beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon and served with assorted root vegetables.

GROOT CONSTANTIA PINOTAGE 2014
paired with
Herb-crusted lamb rack drizzled with rosemary olive oil, pulled lamb shoulder with berry reduction, and rendang-inspired stir fried lamb cubes.

GROOT CONSTANTIA GRAND CONSTANCE 2013
paired with
Chocolate fondant tart with mixed berries and hazelnut.


ABOUT THE WINERY

Groot Constantia was founded in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governer of the Dutch settlement at Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. His ardent love for wine, coupled with his solid viticultural knowledge from back in the Netherlands, led him to acquire a prime parcel of land with favourable soils and mountain slopes gently cooled by the ocean breezes of False Bay to establish his first wine farm, which he named Constantia. Since then, his estate grew and grew, and Groot Constantia now owns a staggering 165 hectares of land today, of which a good 90 are planted with vines for making wine and brandy.

Over the years, Groot Constantia's wines gained a strong following the world over, and they particularly received international acclaim for their sweet "Constantia Wyn", now known as Grand Constance, which we will have the privilege to taste at this dinner. One of the rich, sweet wine's greatest fans was certainly Napoleon, who ordered 30 bottles a month while in exile in St Helena before his death in 1821!

Today, Groot Constantia continues to be an award-winning winery in South Africa, and was rated the Top South African Wine Producer 2016 by SAWi (South African Wine Index). Their estate is also one of the country's most visited tourist attractions.

Find out more about Groot Constantia >>


SPECIAL GUEST - GRANT NEWTON

We are also privileged to have with us at this dinner a special guest speaker Grant Newton, who is a director on the Cape Town tourism board, and also the global Sales & Marketing Manager of Groot Constantia.

Grant, seen here in front of the historic Manor House which is part of the Groot Constantia estate, has vast experience in the food and wine scene, having run his own restaurant back in the 90's. He is also extremely passionate about promoting wine tourism in South Africa.


TICKETS AND INFORMATION

Please purchase your tickets online early to avoid disappointment. If you require alternative payment methods, please feel free to email us at events@riverboat.com.sg and we will be more than glad to assist. For more information, please also email events@riverboat.com.sg or get in touch with our Wine & Whisky Specialist Daryl Saw at 62785775.

See you on board!


Event Timeline
Fri Oct 28, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Venue
Stewords Riverboat
Tickets
Standard (Individual) $120.00
Standard (For 2) $220.00
Early Bird (Individual) until 15 Oct $100.00
Early Bird (Individual) extended to 22 Oct $100.00

On sale until Oct 28, 2016, 2:00:00 PM

Venue Address
31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1 Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988 Singapore
Organizer
Stewords Riverboat
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