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Kelderhof Winos Wins Battle of The Blends

Kelderhof Winos, a first time entrant in the annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition did the Western Cape proud as the triumphant winner, returning the trophy ‘home’ with their serious red blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz. Kicking dust in the eyes of 83 other wine clubs, the …

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GERMAN GENIUS DOES IT AGAIN

The German wine club, Weinnasen from Rindchen’s Weinkontor Uhlenhorst – Germany did it again in the battle of the blends outsmarting and out-blending 71 other wine clubs to be crowned winner of the annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition, one of the oldest wine competitions in South Africa now in its 33rd …

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Before & After Aperitif: Blaauwklippen’s Happy Little Accident

From oil spills to the Titanic, accidents can often have disastrous consequences for those involved. However, every now and then, something accidental turns into something beautiful. Just look at Alexander Fleming accidentally discovering life-saving penicillin, or Christopher Columbus stumbling upon the Americas. One such happy accident was Blaauwklippen’s popular Before …

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Art 333 Competition Finalists

The finalists for the 333 Year Blaauwklippen Art Competition are, in alphabetical order: Adrian Schikkerling Antoinette Martens Betty Werth Diane White Erika van Zyl Hanneke Laubscher Beukes Lester van Rooyen Lynette Mills Nicolene Botha These 9 finalists will have to wait until Wednesday, 16 September 2015 when the winner will …

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Celebrate Women’s Month with Bubbles!

“A woman should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel August is Women’s Month in South Africa, and we celebrate mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters from all over South Africa, and what’s a celebration without bubbles? With our fun and fizzy Ons Sprankel and the Diva herself, we …

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The Blaauwklippen Brandy Experience

South African brandy has a legacy almost as old as the country itself. Taken from the Dutch word “brandewijn”, meaning burnt or distilled wine, brandy has been produced and enjoyed in this country from as far back as 1672. Today, South African brandy is acknowledged as some of the world’s …

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June 2015

Winter is finally upon us and with it comes the wind, the rain and the cold weather. Luckily, here at Blaauwklippen we are well and truly prepared for all that winter has to throw at us! Our Tasting Room becomes a wonderful toasty spot to relax and enjoy your favourite …

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May 2015

We are almost half way through 2015! Hard to believe, isn’t it? When I look back there are many proud moments and one that stands out in particular is the launch of the Blaauwklippen Diva Methode Cap Classique, a first for the South-African wine industry. Diva was created from our …

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Sediment SA Wyntoer

Come join us on our road trip! We are bringing you some of your favourite wines from Season 1 of the Sediment TV show. Come sip and savour with us! For more info visit www.sediment.co.za   The Sediment TV team are hitting the road and bringing you some of your …

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MCC Diva Launch – Cocktail Party @ Tasting Room

It was a festive occasion and although the weather was getting chilly outside, the bubbly atmosphere kept everyone warm and especially, very happy. Celebrating a brand new “Diva” is what it was all about and 125 guests joined our Blaauwklippen team in our Tasting Room to do so. The guests …

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Team spirit, change and continuous improvement

What does Blaauwklippen mean to you? Is it the family market on sunny Sundays? Your wedding venue many years ago? The old heritage farm that is a significant part of the history in the Winelands? Or perhaps the Malbec, the Ons Sprankel or the Reserve Zinfandel wine in your glass …

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Blaauwklippen celebrates 333rd birthday with a Diva

Blaauwklippen is Zinfandel”, says cellarmaster Rolf Zeitvogel at the release of what is believed to be South Africa’s only Zinfandel based MCC sparkling wine. The ‘Diva’ is Blaauwklippen’s birthday present to mark their 333rd birthday this year and their tenth product based on Zinfandel. It is also their very first …

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DIE VELDSLAG VAN VERSNITTE!

Registreer nou vir die 32ste jaarlikse Blaauwklippen Versnit-kompetisie Alle lede van wynklubs en verenigings word genooi om in te skryf vir hierdie unieke kompetisie. Vanjaar is dalk net die jaar wat jy as wenner van hierdie 32ste jaarlikse Blaauwklippen Versnit-kompetisie aangewys word wanneer jou wenversnit onder die Blaauwklippen Barouche-etiket in …

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BRING ON THE BATTLE OF THE BLENDS!

Registration now open for the 32nd annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition Calling on all members of wine clubs and societies to enter this unique competition, because this year you could be the winner of the 32nd annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition with the honour of your winning creation being bottled and sold …

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April 2015

It is amazing to think that when I was writing the previous newsletter we were still busy harvesting and now the harvest is a distant memory! The 2015 grape harvest at Blaauwklippen will be remembered as one of the earliest and shortest in history. We picked our first grapes on …

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January 2015

By the time you are reading this January will almost be old news, and we will be preparing to welcome our first grapes to the cellar. The 2015 vintage is a hasty one, approximately 2 weeks earlier than previous years. Mother Nature is definitely not a predictable lady!

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December 2014

It is the season to be jolly and we have so many reasons to oblige! Congratulations to the Blaauwklippen Family Market team for clinching the coveted Klink! Award in the Family Day Out Category. A well-deserved win! If you have not visited the market yet, it takes place every Sunday …

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November Newsletter 2014

JUST AROUND THE CORNER It is hard to believe that there are only two months left to the end of the year! I am already getting into the mood to celebrate, it is as if there is something in the air, an anticipation, some excitement. End of year also means …

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October Newsletter 2014

A BEAUTIFUL NEW MONTH According to well-known South African poet, C. Louis Leipoldt, October is the most beautiful month of the year and looking around me as I do my vineyard inspections, I have to agree! It is wonderful to see Mother Nature “spring” to life with bursts of bright …

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August Newsletter 2014

PREPARING FOR 2015 We have been very busy in the vineyards the last couple of weeks, pruning season is upon us and it is a privilege to see Mother Nature in action. The effort we put into the vineyards now will influence the harvest of 2015, as they say ultimately a great …

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July Newsletter 2014

THE BEST KEPT SECRET… …about winters in Stellenbosch are those crisp sunny days we get treated to every so often. Sunny enough to make one forget that it is actually RED WINE season! Luckily we have just released the 2014 vintage of our Cultivar Selection Chenin Blanc and Rosé, perfect …

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Malbec Month

The marvellous May Malbec madness continues with a special offer! When buying five bottles of the 2010 Blaauwklippen Cultivar Selection Malbec online, you get the 6th one free! A saving of R69. We will be releasing the 2011 Malbec soon, so this is a great opportunity to stock up on …

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June Newsletter 2014

BRRR! It’s Cold Outside! We were blessed with the first winter rain and this usually signals that the vineyards are entering their well-deserved resting phase. New seasons bring change and change brings exciting new beginnings. We too have to move with the times and there are some changes on the …

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May Newsletter 2014

FROM MOTHERS TO MALBEC Happy Malbec May! The month of May is an exciting time for our cellar and vineyard teams as it marks the end of the harvest and we can reflect on the hard work that went into “vintage 2014”. What made this harvest even more special is …

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Join us at The Wine Show Jo’Burg

Clever wine marketers are bracing themselves for a wine-selling bonanza in Sandton next week as The Wine Show, delivered by Dawn Wing, opens its doors for the 9th consecutive year. Read the full press release here For more information visit

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