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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 www.winetourismsouthafrica.co.za 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.
Groote Post's November / December Country & Christmas Markets
Don’t miss Groote Post’s November Country Market on Sunday 27th November and their December Christmas Market on Sunday 18th December From 10h00 until 15h00
Groote Post launch their 2014 Riesling Barrique
Groote Post have added a second Riesling to their range of wines: the Groote Post Riesling Barrique 2014 which displays gorgeous notes of honey and ginger, with a touch of flint and oiliness on the palate, and a satisfying richness and lingering aftertaste from partial wooding in Acacia barrels.
Golden hat-trick for Groote Post at the 2016 Vitis Vinifera Awards
With Gold awarded to all three wines in their flagship Kapokberg range
Groote Post Wins Best Merlot Trophy At The 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Groote Post, the historic family estate in the Darling Hills, is the proud recipient of the Best Merlot Trophy at the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, South Africa’s premier wine competition.
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Awards for 2016
There were celebrations and good cheer aplenty with the release of the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show results.
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.
Groote Post Newsletter - May 2016
Rainfall the lowest in 50 years.... grape production down... but some standout cultivars to look forward to. The season 2016 was a huge challenge to any farmer in South Africa, whatever your farming enterprise.It’s not a year that we would like to have repeat itself soon.
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