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GROOTE POST KAPOKBERG CHARDONNAY 2017: One of South Africa’s Leading Chardonnays
Groote Post, the beautiful and historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by Peter and Nick Pentz, has had an excellent year with their Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017 which has been honoured with excellent ratings, both locally and internationally.
Groote Post’s Lukas Wentzel produces a sublime blend, Salt of the Earth…
Groote Post Wine Estate is in the Darling Wine Appellation. I have stood on that farm and experienced the cool breezes coming off the north travelling Benguela Current. This cool breeze ameliorates Summer heat in the vineyards, which allows for longer ripening and greater flavour in the ultimate wine.
Don’t miss Groote Post's October Country Market Featuring their annual country run
Head out to Groote Post on Sunday 28th October for a day of family fun and relaxation at their idyllic Country Market nestled in the hills around the beautiful town of Darling. For the fit and active, be there early and take part in Groote Post’s annual Country Run.
Don’t Miss Groote Post’s Spring Market on Sunday 30th September
With the West Coast spring flowers ablaze in bloom...
Don't Miss Groote Post's Easter Country Market on 25th March
Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for their Easter Country Market on Sunday 25th March between 10h00 and 15h00.
Don’t Miss Groote Post’s ‘Made With Love’ February Country Market
Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for their February ‘Made with Love’ Country Market on Sunday 25th February between 10h00 and 15h00.
Groote Post December 2017 Newsletter
Message from Nick... It is with great pleasure that I introduce Seasalter to you, our icon white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Groote Post's November and December Country Markets 2017
Don’t miss Groote Post’s November Country Market on Sunday 26th November and their December Christmas Market on Sunday 17th December From 10h00 until 15h00.
Groote Post October 2017 Country Run
The Groote Post Country Market runs into its 4th season starting the last Sunday in August 2017. The 3 month winter break has regular market visitors yearning for the Spring Market return. A mere half an hour out of Blouberg and an hour out of the city, Groote Post is a gentle drive from the hustle and bustle of city life into the countryside.
Groote Post October 2017 Country Market
Don’t miss Groote Post’s October Country Market featuring their annual country run
Spring is still in the air and the flowers are still out so head to the Groote Post country market
On Heritage Day (long weekend), Sunday 24 September, Groote Post will again be a hive of activity, brimming with delectable and beautiful country offerings. Guests can expect artisan foods, arts and crafts, home-ware and décor, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines as well as loads of kiddies’ activities.
Golden hat-trick for Groote Post at the 2017 Gold Wine Awards
Groote Post, the historic family estate in the cool-climate Darling Hills, is the proud recipient of a golden hat-trick at the 2017 Gold Awards, winning Gold for their Sauvignon Blanc 2017, The Old Man’s Blend White 2017 and The Old Man’s Blend Red 2016.
Celebrate spring at Groote Post’s first country market of the new season on Sunday 27th August
Celebrate spring at Groote Post’s first country market of the new season On Sunday 27th August from 10h00 to 15h00.
Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend Wines ideal for Father’s Day
Serious wines at seriously good prices... The Old Man’s Blend range came into being in 2001 at the behest of Groote Post’s ‘Old Man’, Peter Pentz, who asked the family to blend him a red wine to enjoy as his winter evening tipple. The enormous popularity of The Old Man’s Blend Red established a Groote Post tradition, with The Old Man’s Blend White subsequently added to the range.
10 wine routes near Cape Town you don’t already know about
The Cape is known for delicious wines: it’s kind of our thing. But what happens when you venture beyond the familiar wine farms around Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek? For the more adventurous wine-lovers, these lesser-known wine routes should be next on your to-do list.
Head up the West Coast to the Groote Post April Country Market - the final market for the season
Groote Post invites you to round up the family and head out to the Darling Hills for their April Country Market on Sunday 30th April, the last of the season – and it’s a long weekend!
Don’t miss Groote Post’s March Country Market on Sunday 26 March from 10h00 to 15h00
Guests can expect delectable and beautiful country offerings including artisan foods, arts and crafts, as well as home-ware and decor, and of course, Groote Post’s well-loved wines which will be available for tasting and purchase.
Building Single Vineyard Brands
Single vineyard wines tell a story - of place, provenance, terroir, viticulture, history and background. Graham Howe reports on the big single vineyard trend at tastings.
Don't miss Groote Post's February Country Market on Sunday, 26 February
Did you know that Groote Post is a finalist for a KLINK AWARD for their Country Markets under the Events & Festivals category? So, if you have already been to a Market, please don't forget to vote on or head out to the country for the February market and you will see why they are a finalist for this Award. Entrance is Free!
Petrol tainted Riesling and some South African responses
My previous article (‘Bad Riesling and unleaded petrol’) posed the idea that the petrol or kerosene smell on aged Rieslings came from poor vineyard practices, specifically over exposure to sunlight. My article was based on a widely-held belief in Australia that the smell (caused by TDN, or 1,1,6,-trimethyl-1,2-dihydronaphthalene) was a fault.
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