Post House Wines derives its name from the small Post Office which used to serve the local missionary community of Raithby and which is now the winery office and residence. It was consequently a logical step to associate the wine with its postal origin The farm was bought by the Gebers family in 1981 in the picturesque area between the towns of Somerset West and Stellenbosch, and is situated at the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain. On a clear day Cape Point and False Bay is visible from the winery. This area is one of the pre-eminent wine regions in South Africa. The farm was systematically planted to vineyard with the grapes being sold to the local co–operative. It was only in 1996 that a couple of experimental barrels were made by Nick Gebers. Situated 7km from the False Bay coast a breach in the coastal ridge channels the south and south west winds towards the vineyards. These being generally cool breezes; they help moderate summer temperatures. The property covers a total of 70 hectares of which 35 hectares falls under vineyard. As of 2004 the vineyard comprises of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc.
The Wine: Post House Missing Virgin 2018
The name Missing Virgin refers to a printing error on a Virgin Island stamp. The virgin figure was omitted from the stamp,hence the nick name, “Missing Virgin”. St. Ursula was a virgin martyr who lived between the third and fifth centuries A.D.
She was born in Britain, avoided marriage to a pagan king and is believed to have been slain for her faith with 10,000 virgin companions in Cologne, Germany. Christopher Columbus named the Virgin Islands in her honor.