What do you think are unique about the products you have?
Unique aspects and cool climatic conditions of the Darling Hills yield superlative fruit. Our wines are produced to reflect the uniqueness of our vineyards. The highest vineyard on the farm is planted on the Kapokberg which is 5km (as the crow flies) to the Atlantic ocean, giving our vineyards cooler climate conditions to grow.
What are some of the unique features of your Cellar and your philosophy?
Our cellar and tasting room is in an old VOC fort, used in the early 1800s. This fort is restored to its original form and declared a national monument. Our winemaking philosophy can be captured through our red wine called Salt of the Earth – meaning true to oneself and being authentic.
What do you think is your distinct advantage or reason for your success?
Our success can be attributed to hard work and passion. Teamwork is the essence of Groote Post’s success. It is the thousand things every staff member does each day that make the company a success.
Where does your company fit on the global stage?
We export 30% of our wines to different global countries. Our wines are available in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Belgium, Channel Island, Denmark, Germany, the USA, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Do you perhaps have some innovations in the pipeline?
Customers can be on the lookout for new limited release offerings, as well as one or two surprises. Further digital innovation is the order of the day.