KEY FACTS

Region: Stellenbosch

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon & Chenin Blanc

Known for: Wines nurtured and created by a true artist

About Post House

The Post House vineyards are planted on the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains where we have the advantage of leaner soils, resulting in wines with a good balance in the levels of alcohol and acidity.

The estate gets its name from the Raithby Post Office which occupied part of the main farmhouse during World War II and served the local Methodist missionary community. The original red post box, an artifact of days gone by, stands today at the entrance to the cellar and tasting room.

Post House wines are imbued with the rich history of letters, stamps and post boxes, which hark back to a bygone era. It is a fitting comparison because making wine, like writing and posting letters, requires the kind of care and attention that comes with a slower pace of life.

Some of our wines are named after famous postage stamps, such as the Penny Black, appropriate for the inky black colour of the wine. Other stamp-inspired wines include the Merry Widow, Missing Virgin, Golden Monkey and Treskilling Yellow.

Penny Black stamps are valuable not because of their rarity, but because they were the first self-adhesive postage stamps. The Missing Virgin refers to a printing error on a Virgin Island stamp, where the image of the virgin St Ursula was accidentally omitted.

THE WINEMAKER

Nick Gebers

whose father, Hermann, bought the farm in 1981, is Post House’s Cellar Master.

“Post House wines are perhaps the darkest and most textured wines to be found anywhere.” – Nick Gebers

The Wines

Post House Black Mail Merlot 2014

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Post House Bulls Eye Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Post House Missing Virgin 2014

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Post House Merry Widow Shiraz 2015

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Post House Penny Black 2014

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Post House Stamp of Chenin 2015

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Post House Treskilling Yellow 2014

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Post House Merlot 2007

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Post House Golden Monkey 2015

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Post House Blueish Black 2015

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Post House Blueish White 2016

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