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.
The Gold Wine Awards is a consumer-judged competition that this year evaluated wines under R110 per bottle, adding their seal of excellence to wines delivering quality at a reasonable price. The aim is to identify worthy wines to help consumers make better buying decisions. The wines were judged by qualified tasters selected by the Cape Wine Academy. The double blind tasting was audited by Theron du Plessis Accountants.
GROOTE POST SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017: Groote Post has become almost synonymous with Sauvignon Blanc since their maiden Sauvignon Blanc was launched to high acclaim in 1999. The 2017 vintage of Groote Post’s popular Sauvignon Blanc is a beautifully crisp wine. On the nose fragrances of white stone fruit with quartz-like minerality greet you and a touch of asparagus rounds it off. The palate has great length, showing green fig and gooseberry flavours. Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2017 retails for approximately R92.
GROOTE POST’S THE OLD MAN’S BLEND WINES: 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.
GROOTE POST’S THE OLD MAN’S BLEND WHITE 2017: This fresh Sauvignon Blanc-based summer wine, with Chenin Blanc and Semillon, displays tropical fruit notes. A fresh acidity livens up the palate with a finish of guava and green apple flavours. Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend White 2017 retails for approximately R71.
GROOTE POST’S THE OLD MAN’S BLEND RED 2016: A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc, cherry, mulberry and cedar wood notes are prominent with soft and ripe tannins giving an elegant finish. Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend Red 2016 retails for approximately R75.
A VISIT TO GROOTE POST: Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Groote Post presents a rustic and rural atmosphere with undulating hills, vast open spaces and warm country hospitality. In addition to a wide range of award-winning wines, Hilda’s Kitchen’s superb culinary experience and Farm Drives through the private game camp and vineyards, Groote Post also offers a superb wedding venue; monthly country markets in the summer; a child-friendly area with a jungle gym and rolling lawns; beautiful views of the Atlantic coast and Table Mountain; nature walks; bird-watching in the hide on the dam and spectacular West Coast flowers in spring.