Groote Post Winery

Groote Post Winery, Darling: Hours, Address, Groote Post Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Groote Post Winery
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Groote Post is a historic 18th century farm on the Cape's West Coast where winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family. Unique aspects and cool climatic conditions of the Darling Hills yield superlative fruit. Our wines are produced to reflect the uniqueness of our vineyards.
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jrwakeywakey2
United Kingdom3 contributions
Apr 2022
Groote Post located on-top of a granite kop in the Darling Hills is a veritable oasis amongst the fynbos flora of the dry West Coast microclimate. Vines are grown on decomposed acidic granite soils on south facing slopes that help shade the grapes from the intense summer heat. The result of all this physical and chemical weathering is the desirable soil characteristics that vintners love. 

Groote Post was a wonderful day out and a visit is highly recommended as it is a nostalgic experience taking you back to those Victorian Colonialist days where the Earth and the Cape Climate combined to produce outstanding wines for the Empire

Nick and his son Peter Pentz, the current owners of Groote Post Estate, are delightfully welcoming and charming characters who were attentive hosts.

The Georgian, colonial Cape Dutch designed homestead has yellow-wood floors and ceilings that are in superb condition and there are many fireplaces – relatively rare in Cape Dutch homesteads. Antique maps of the Cape’s history adorn the walls and with historic farming and kitchen items on display it is like having lunch in a living museum. Lunch in the delightful Cape Dutch farmstead was excellent and the rustic food on the first class menu was eminently affordable!

At the wine tasting our favourite wine produced at Groote Post was the Estate Riesling, which has a juicy acidity with a light and subtle mineral taste on the palate. It’s remarkably inexpensive price tag (R120/£6) per bottle makes it exceptional value for money.
John,Susan & Cameron Wake
Written 11 April 2022
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GertdeBeer
Sandton, South Africa209 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
If you have the time enjoy the areas back roads (mostly good gravel) and make time for both a wine tasting and something to eat. Wines are fairly well known and rated.. the old house and restaurant is also worth the visit and walk through
Written 27 January 2020
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Bears Notebook by Sabrina Shaw
Rome, Italy332 contributions
Jul 2019
The tasting room is inside this gorgeous, historic Cape Colony building where you have to walk through the shining wine tanks to arrive at a smiling young woman who will guide you through the range... the whole range if you dare.

I absolutely loved standing and chatting to our wine hostess. It was a wonderful experience for my Italian family member to enjoy and taste the beautiful wines Groote Post is producing.

I will definitely be returning! but next time I'll bring the 4x4 rather than my run-around.
Written 20 January 2020
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_mattabh
Pretoria, South Africa122 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
What a hidden gem in Darling.
We were at the beer house and moved onto the wine

The tasting was wonderful and the waiters serving us was great and knew all about the wine.
Written 30 December 2019
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Sandra
19 contributions
Dec 2019
Groote Post restaurant and winery are situated off the beaten track outside Darling, western cape. A perfect spot for wine tasting outdoors, fantastic food, either indoors or outdoors or a picnic - children’s play area which can be seen from tables and shaded outdoor eating. Food was fantastic. Unusual small menu but each dish was unique and tasted superb.
Written 29 December 2019
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Micha
Pretoria, South Africa36 contributions
Dec 2019
We had a great tasting presented by relaxed and friendly people. Loved the MCC and Chardonnay, and couldn’t leave without having some boxes sent home. We were fortunate enough to see the resident baby owls. Made our day!
Written 16 December 2019
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Gill M
Johannesburg, South Africa37 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Lovely meal is this special venue. It feels like being a visitor in a great manor house. The food was excellent and well presented. My teriyaki chicken was delicious as was my husband pork belly. The cherry on the top was the baked cheese cake. It was beyond delicious. Definitely worth a visit
Written 31 October 2019
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Bermondseytravels
England155 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely lady explaining the wines. Gorgeous real country feel. Restaurant very nice but largely meat based. Has one veggie option. Worth the 7km drive up from the main road. Try the oaked Chardonnay, really good.
Written 25 October 2019
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Shelley B
Cape Town Central, South Africa99 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
The food at Hilda’s kitchen is exquisite and the wines delicious. Felt very peaceful and comfortable and everything was just wonderful.
Written 6 October 2019
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Gerard Van Nikkelen-Kuyper
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 309 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
GROOTE POST VINEYARDS - DARLING. A little off the beaten track but worth the drive to get to this historic 18th century farm with beautiful old Cape Dutch buildings. Rustic tasting room with friendly welcoming hosts. Try the Brut Rosé NV, the Pinot Noir Rosé or the easy drinking Old Man’s Blend white or red. #touristguide #touristinmyowncountry #history #capedutch #architecture #wine #winetasting🍷 #mccbubbly #gallivant_with_g @grootepost
Written 4 July 2019
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Groote Post Winery is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00