DARLING HILLS / South Africa
Featured in the current Cellar Offering
Groote Post is an 18th century farm in South Africa’s Darling region, close to the Cape’s west coast. This enclave within Swartland is exposed to the cool influence of the Atlantic Ocean. Winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family (Nick and Peter Pentz), who were originally dairymen. Historically, Groote Post was the largest guarding post protecting cattle from marauding stock thieves. Now, the family focus is on wine production. The cool conditions and unique aspect of the estate yield high quality grapes.