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The best just got better: Why the 2014 Klink winners deserve an award
Wine and tourism are each other’s NBFs (new best friends) with good food, stylish getaways and ‘wish you were here’ adventures part and parcel of a “proper” Western Cape Winelands experience.
The Tipsy Gipsy Reviews Groote Post's Country Market
I have many favourite pastimes with two of them being a lazy Sunday drive in the countryside and taking a leisurely amble around a market. The Groote Post Country Market takes care of both those. It’s roughly an hour’s drive along the West Coast Road (which always feels like it stretches on forever) and the Sunday market is what I call a “true market”. For me a market should have something for e
Vote for the Groote Post Game Drive in the 2014 Klink Wine Tourism Awards
It’s time for the third ‘Klink’ Wine Tourism Awards and Groote Post’s ever popular Game Drive is a nominee in the category‘Award for Most Unusual Attraction on a Wine Route’– the category celebrating a destination that offers a unique selling point attracting wine tourists to the farm.
Groote Post’s first country market a fine recipe for success
Groote Post’s first Country Market, on a perfect spring day on Sunday 31 August, was an overwhelming success with 2 380 visitors flocking to the historical family estate to enjoy everything that was on offer.
Groote Post extends its popular offerings to a monthly country market
Country hospitality on your doorstep on the last Sunday of every month between 10h00 and 15h00
Treat the old man to a memorable visit to Groote Post on Father's Day
In honour of Groote Post’s very own Old Man, Peter Pentz, Groote Post will be pulling out all the stops to present Dad’s and their families with a splendid offering on Father’s Day.
The online world of GROOTE POST - June 2014
The Winter has finally arrived and we are off on wine trips all round, from Gauteng to KZN to Namibia as well as Europe. See our events list to catch us at your local wine show.
A tale of two-tier terroir
Money can’t buy you love - but it can sure buy you an extra tier of terroir on the side. Graham Howe visits wineries which have extended their portfolios by developing cool climate vineyards and varieties in coastal wine regions.
The online world of GROOTE POST - February 2014
I would like to wish all our Groote Post followers a very Happy New Year, may 2014 deliver on all your hopes and dreams.On the farm we have had good rains in early January which have been a huge help in the final ripening phase of the grapes.
Groote Post commemorates its 15th vintage
With the launch of the Kapokberg range (the new name for the three Reserve wines)as well as stylish new packaging for the Groote Post and The Old Man’s Blend ranges
Hilda’s Kitchen at Groote Post Vineyards, well worth the drive
With the pleasant drive along the R27 and then turning right onto the Darling Hills Road to Groote Post one immediately gets into holiday mode.
Groote Post’s ‘Grande Dame of Cape Cuisine’, Hildagonda Duckitt, returns to her ‘Dear Old Home’
With ‘Hilda-esque’ recipes featuring on the menu at the award-winning Hilda’s Kitchen eatery
The Cap Classique Association 4th Technical Seminar - Book now to avoid disappointment
THE CAP CLASSIQUE ASSOCIATION is proud to announce the program for the 4th Technical Seminar Day brought to you by SA Litho, which will be held on Tuesday 23th July 2013 at Joostenberg Conference Center, Stellenbosch.
MCC - Consol preferential rates 2013
The Cap Classique Producers’ Association is proud to announce that they have recently negotiated a mutual support agreement with CONSOL GLASS for all paid-up members of the Association.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 winners announced
Judges at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards tasted a record-breaking 14 362 wines and awarded nearly 10 000 medals, it was announced on Monday morning.
The online world of Groote Post - May 2013
Another year, yet another vintage. The saying time flies is an understatement, 2012 flew by. For me the time between coming back from summer holiday and the new harvest, is the same as a child waiting for school holiday to start, it couldn’t arrive any quicker.
Groote Post's two Reserve wines voted amongst South Africa’s Top 100 SA Wines
The Groote Post Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Groote Post Reserve Pinot Noir 2009 have been judged among South Africas ‘Top 100 Wines’ at the 2013 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge, an objective, independent and professional rating of South Africa’s finest wines.
Groote Post Connected Newsletter | February 2013
Some thoughts from Nick...
Over the last few months I have done wine sales trips to Europe and The United States. Going into the Northern Hemisphere winter had temperatures dropping as low as -5 degrees celsius. Our wines however had a warm welcome and were well received wherever I went.

Groote Post's 2012 Riesling a winner
"It will always be a challenge to make good Riesling in South Africa because of our climate, but I have always thought Riesling could do well at Groote Post. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir do very well on our farm, and they prefer colder climates, so why shouldn't Riesling have the same potential?" These prophetic words from Groote Post winemaker Lukas Wentzel have finally come to fruition.
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