Some of the top reasons to visit Darling’s Groote Post on the West Coast Way:
Sip Heritage Wines From Darling: #OldMansBlendWhite and #OldMansBlendRed
Groote Post is a historic 18th-century farm on the Cape’s West Coast where winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family. Take home a bottle or box of some of Darling’s best-crafted wine.
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.
To prepare you for your getaway to the Cape West Coast: Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend range comprises seriously good wines at seriously good prices. Sporting stylish packaging, these wines are available nationally at leading wine retailers and select restaurants.
Explore These Fresh Notes: Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend White
This wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Semillon. The three varietals are vinified separately, then blended in different ratios until the blend meets The Old Man’s approval. Displaying gorgeous tropical fruit notes, a fresh lively acidity livens the palate and lovely guava and green apple flavours linger on the finish.
Go Down-To-Earth: Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Blend Red
This wine is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc. During the winemaking and wood maturation, the cultivars are kept apart, and The Old Man takes part in rigorous tasting sessions to decide on the final blend. This is a down-to-earth, ripe-fruit-driven blend. Cherry, mulberry and cedar wood are prominent on the nose with soft tannins on the palate giving a smooth finish.
Step Back In Time: Visit Groote Post
Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the historic Groote Post farm 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.
Taste Darling at the Groote Post Country Market
The Groote Post Country Market happens on the last Sunday of every month during the Spring/Summer Season:
27 January 2019
24 February 2019
31 March 2019
28 April 2019
Find Groote Post Wine Cellar on the West Coast Way Culture Route and Tractor Route
Distance from Cape Town: 60km
Groote Post Wine Cellar: Darling Hills Road, off the R27, Darling
Cellar, Restaurant, Tastings & Sales, open-air kids play area, self-guided walking trail, bird hive, Guided Farm Drives
Open 7 days a week: 9:00 – 15:00
Free wine tasting. For groups larger than 10 a tasting fee applies.
Contact: +27 (0)22 4922825 | www.grootepost.com
West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. South Africans and visitors can explore a unique collection of themed routes to do adventure-filled Cape West Coast self-drive trips or a West Coast Holiday. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Scenic Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route – as well as the newly launched West Coast Way Wild Route, all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many. For more information on West Coast Way’s #WestCoastTwist and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit www.westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.