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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.
Groote Post’s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, the perfect wine for a ‘Girls Night Out’
Groote Post’s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal wine for a ‘Girls Night Out’, according to the Ultra Liquors 100 Women 100 Wines 2012 Competition, a noteworthy compliment considering that ‘The most important market for wines in South Africa is women’, as noted by retail guru Mark Norrish, GM of Ultra Liquors.
Groote Post adds sparkle to their crop with Diamond Award for Groote Post Merlot 2011
Groote Post Merlot 2011 was the only Merlot to receive a Diamond Award at the recent Winemaker’s Choice Awards.
Neil Pendock's Five Heart Heroes
A Halloween present to hard-pressed SA wine producers.  147 five-heart wines, the distillation of three weeks tasting around the Winelands with my Portuguese wineheart Aníbal Coutinho.  
The Online World of Groote Post - October 2012
The wine business certainly does have its perks , not the least of which is the great people you meet and the most stunning places you get to visit. This is so often combined with delicious food paired to our Groote Post wines. One such a gem was my visit to De Oudekraal County Estate and Spa, situated 40km south of Bloemfontein. Gerhard and Marie were our hosts and the wine gourmet treat that they rolled out was world class.
Groote Post release their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc to great acclaim
Groote Post, the beautiful and historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by Peter and Nick Pentz, has received significant recognition for their recently-released Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012: a Top 10 placement at the 2012 FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards and a Gold medal at the 2012 Michelangelo International Wine Awards.

Winemakers' Choice 2012 Diamond Award Winners
The 2012 Diamond Award winners were announced last night at an awards ceremony which was held at the elegant MolenVliet Wine and Guest Estate.

Groote Post's Old Man's Sparkle Brut Rose adding sparkle to summer
The Old Man of Groote Post, Peter Pentz, was proud to release the 5th edition of The Old Man’s Sparkle Brut Rosé with a new classic blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, and his greatest wish is that his bubbly will add a refreshing sparkle to your life this summer.
Raise your glass to FNB'S Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc competition winners
Ten superb Sauvignon Blanc wines were lauded today (Thursday, 13 September) when the results of the 2012 FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc competition were announced. The competition, presented by the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG) with sponsorship provided by FNB, celebrates the quality, diversity and regionality of this white wine cultivar which has over the last decade become South Africa’s favourite white grape variety.
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