Wine of Exile: The wine of Napoleon on St Helena

from 22/02/2019 to 21/06/2019
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To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Napoleon’s birth later this year, The French Consulate in Cape Town is organising an exhibition called “Wine of Exile: The wine of Napoleon on St Helena”. It will be held at the Domaine de Groot Constantia, the estate that produced and still produces the wine that is often referred to as “Napoleon’s Wine”.  Exhibition in collaboration with Michel Dancoisne-Martineau (Honorary Consul in St Helena, and Director of the French Domains of St Helena),


Wine of Exile:  The wine of Napoleon on St Helena

From 1815 to 1821, Napoleon was exiled to St Helena, an island in the South Atlantic supplied by the British colony of Cape Town. Throughout his stay on the island, Napoleon had a wine delivered to him: known as the “Vin de Constance”, produced in Constantia, Cape Town.

The exhibits, which either belonged to Napoleon or which he used during his stay, have been lent from the collections of Iziko, the Fondation Napoléon, the Government of St Helena, the Groot Constantia wine-growing estate and the French Domains of St Helena.

Dates: 22 February – 21 June

Address: Groot Constantia, Manor House,
Groot Constantia Wine Estate,
Groot Constantia Road
Constantia, Cape Town.

Free entry

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