The Online World of Groote Post - October 2012

Wednesday, 31 October, 2012
Groote Post Vineyards
The wine business certainly does have its perks , not the least of which is the great people you meet and the most stunning places you get to visit. This is so often combined with delicious food paired to our Groote Post wines. One such a gem was my visit to De Oudekraal County Estate and Spa, situated 40km south of Bloemfontein. Gerhard and Marie were our hosts and the wine gourmet treat that they rolled out was world class.
Wine Awards...

Our Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2012 yet again made its mark as one of the very best examples of this varietal in the country by winning a FNB Top 10 award for the 4th time out of the 6 years that this contest has been held. It is very rewarding to get recognition in categories were very few do, namely Merlot and Pinot Noir. Our 2011 Merlot received a Diamond Award from the Winemakers Choice Awards. The judges panel here is made up only by winemakers. Our 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir was the only Pinot Noir to get a gold medal at the Veritas Wine Awards.

The Michelangelo International Wine Awards honoured our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc and our 2011 Shiraz with gold medals.

Michelangelo Awards 2012
• Groote Post 2012 Sauvignon Blanc - GOLD
• Groote Post 2011 Shiraz - GOLD
• Groote Post 2012 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - SILVER

Veritas Awards 2012
• Groote Post 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir - GOLD
• Groote Post 2011 Merlot - SILVER
• Groote Post 2011 Shiraz - SILVER
• Groote Post 2012 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - SILVER
• Groote Post 2011 Unwooded Chardonnay - BRONZE
• Groote Post 2011 Reserve Chardonnay - BRONZE
• Groote Post 2012 Sauvignon Blanc - Bronze
• Groote Post 2012 Woolworths Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - BRONZE

Since the first Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc competition six years ago, Groote Post have been honoured with a Top 10 placing four times.

• 2007 Wine Magazine Tops At Spar Sauvignon Blanc Top 10: 2007 Groote Post Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
• 2008 Wine Magazine, Tops At Spar Sauvignon Blanc Top Ten: 2007 Woolworths Reserve Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc
• 2010 Wine Magazine Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc: 2009 Groote Post Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
• 2012 FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc: 2012 Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc

Winemakers Choice Awards 2012
• Groote Post 2011 Merlot- Diamond Award

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