Exhibition "Wine of Exile", the wine of Napoleon on St Helena

This year, we will celebrate the 250th birth anniversary of Napoléon. On this occasion, an exhibition on the history of the wine that Napoleon used to order from St Helena, from the 21st February to the 21st of June, can be visited at Groot Constantia in South Africa.

From 1815 to 1821, Napoleon was banished to St Helena, an island full of contrasts, both lush and remote, located in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. During his exile, Napoleon was offered a wine produced in an estate in the Cape Province, since 1823 called “Groot Constantia”.

With the Director of the French National Domains on St Helena Island, Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, the French consulate in Cape Town invites you to the exclusive exhibition "Wine of Exile. The wine of Napoleon on St Helena" from the 22nd of February 2019.

The exhibits, which belonged to Napoléon or that he used during his stay on this island, are issued of the collections of Iziko Museums of South Africa, 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 22nd of February to the 21st of June 2019
Groot Constantia, Manor House, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia - South Africa
Entry with no additional cost - visit of Groot Constantia R105

Last updated on: 14 March 2019
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