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About Winery and Wines
When Peter and Nick Pentz set out to establish their vineyards, they identified 1000 hectares as potential sites for quality vineyards. However, they eventually settled on the best 140 hectares available and have 107 hectares planted to date. 100 Hectares have been planted to date. Their philosophy has been carried through to the cellar where only the best will be vinified with the remaining grapes being sold off.
Vineyard plantings are all on the south-facing upper slopes of the Kapokberg in the Darling Hills overlooking the icy Atlantic Ocean. Altitudes of the vineyards vary from 200m to 450m above sea level. The prevailing summer south easterly winds keep the vineyards cool throughout the warm summer months. The effect of these cooling winds is amply illustrated by the fact that Groote Post harvest their Sauvignon Blanc 3 to 4 weeks later than they do down in the Darling and Malmesbury areas. Soils are deep with good water retention qualities. No irrigation is used and annual rainfall averages 480mm per annum. Viticultural consultant Johan Pienaar has overseen the vineyard developments.
When the initial plantings were ready for harvesting, they were sold to nearby Darling Cellars, whose cellarmaster, Abé Beukes, always vinified their grapes separately, until the blending stage. The wine exceeded Peter and Nick's expectations and the decision was made to fast-track the construction of a cellar in time for the 1999 harvest. The 300-ton capacity cellar was built in a r
Welcome to Groote Post. We appreciate your visit to our oasis on the West Coast and sincerely hope you enjoy your time with us. Our Modern Country cooking only uses the freshest of produce, much locally sourced and grown and the menu is designed to complement the outstanding range of Groote Post wines.
Hilda’s Kitchen has become a very popular wedding and functions venue so please contact us to discuss your next special event.
The only restaurant in South Africa to be nominated by Eat Out 2013 in both "Best Bistro" and "Best Country-Style" categories in its region. Why not enjoy a lunch before a show at Evita's Peron in Darling on Saturdays or Sundays.
An 18th Century historic farm, Groote Post is home to Hilda’s Kitchen, one of the Western Cape’s most famous winery restaurants. An easy hour’s drive from Cape Town, the restaurant, which is in its 12th year now, is easily accessed from the R27, the West Coast Road.
Lovingly restored, the antique filled restaurant is located in the Manor House which is set on a rolling lawn overlooking the cellar with a courtyard area covered by vines.
Daytime weddings have become very popular at the farm. The service can be held on the lawn or on the rocks overlooking the Ceremonial Bell. Guests are entertained outdoors and lunch is served in the Manor House. Numerous photo opportunities exist.
We do not charge a venue hire fee and all award winning wines are sold at only a very small mark-up which helps when one is working to a budget. We believe we are the only venue to have such a small mark-up on their wine prices. Hiring costs are passed on directly to the Client (should this be required). This dependent on guest numbers and style of wedding expected and we levy a 10% service fee on the final account.