Groote Post Vineyards

Groote Post is a historic 18th century farm on the Cape's West Coast where winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family.

Location

Darling,West Coast

About the winery

However, they eventually settled on the best 140 hectares available and have 107 hectares planted to date. 100 Hectares have been planted to date. Their philosophy has been carried through to the cellar where only the best will be vinified with the remaining grapes being sold off. Vineyard plantings are all on the south-facing upper slopes of the Kapokberg in the Darling Hills overlooking the icy Atlantic Ocean. Altitudes of the vineyards vary from 200m to 450m above sea level. The prevailing summer south easterly winds keep the vineyards cool throughout the warm summer months. The effect of these cooling winds is amply illustrated by the fact that Groote Post harvest their Sauvignon Blanc 3 to 4 weeks later than they do down in the Darling and Malmesbury areas. Soils are deep with good water retention qualities. No irrigation is used and annual rainfall averages 480mm per annum. Viticultural consultant Johan Pienaar has overseen the vineyard developments.

Learn more about Groote Post Vineyards and their facilities at:

http://www.grootepost.com/

Location

Darling,West Coast

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday:10:00 - 16:00

Saturday:10:00 - 16:00

Sunday:10:00 - 16:00

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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
English
Children friendly
Yes
Disabled access
Yes
Region
Darling,West Coast
Country
South Africa
Wines produced

Seasalter, The Old Man's Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Kapokberg Chardonnay, Unwooded Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz

Grape varieties

Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz

Location

Darling,West Coast

History & Geography

Third and fourth generation dairymen, Peter and Nick Pentz are hoping that like cream, their Groote Post wines will come out on top. And, if the first accolade for their maiden release is anything to go by, they are well on their way. WINE magazine, in reviewing the 1999 Sauvignon Blanc vintage in their November issue, called it a vintage from hell and only picked out four 4-star wines. Notable, the two top Sauvignon Blancs, Neil Ellis Groenekloof and Groote Post, came from adjoining vineyards on the cool sea- and south-facing Kapokberg in the Darling Hills on the Cape West Coast, an area fast growing in stature as a wine growing area. The Groote Post Homestead was built in 1808 and, for a while, was Lord Charles Somersets only genuine "shooting box" and later was the home of well known author, Hildagonda Duckitt.

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