In addition to securing the highest score, they won the Allan Mullins Award for the best rosé wine. The Groote Post Pinot Noir Rosé is a blush-pink, fresh and crisp wine, showcasing bright acidity.
This wine is a cellar door exclusive and is available on the Groote Post online shop.
This top-of-the-line Sauvignon Blanc comes from a cool climate that grows great fruit. It is another unique wine from Groote Post in terms of its story, terroir, and taste.
The communications manager, Peter Pentz, says that these awards are received with great honour and are the result of every player in the Groote Post team's hard work and dedication to the brand.
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. The name is derived from its original status as the largest guarding post in the area, set up to protect cattle from marauding Hottentot stock thieves.
Since buying Groote Post in 1972 they later added the adjoining farm, the historic Klawer Valley, and today the combined farms total 2 800 hectares. In 1904 Peter Pentz’s grandfather founded the Union Dairy in Cape Town.
Dairy herds were established over time in Tokai, Philippi and Darling (Groote Post). Peter received the prestigious South African Agricultural Writers National Farmer of the Year Award for 1998 for his excellence in dairy farming. In 2001 the Pentz family decided to sell off their prize Holsten herd to concentrate solely on the production of world-class wine.