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Twilight Christmas Market

We will host our second annual Christmas market on the 17th – 22nd December 2012. The idea surrounding the Christmas market is to bring the classical European Christmas markets to the heart of the Cape Winelands.     A delectable variety of prepared food will be on offer as well as …

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Newsletter November 2012

The Year So Far   I love the feeling of excitement as the festive season approaches and I hope that you will be spending some time with us here at Blaauwklippen. Whether it is enjoying High Tea, relaxing after work at our Tapas Sundowners Lounge, Lunch, Wine Tasting or visiting …

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High tea & Tapas

Enjoy a sumptuous High Tea with a “twist” as well as a tasty Tapas experience at one of South Africa’s oldest wine estates. To welcome Summer Blaauwklippen Vineyards, situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West recently added High Tea and an afternoon Tapas Sundowner Lounge as part of …

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Newsletter June 2012

I love winter, and how true is the quote from William Blake, the famous English poet: In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. We are almost ready to start enjoying the fruits of our harvest and the wines from the 2012 vintage are looking fantastic. We will …

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Newsletter October 2012

The best of the blends Thank you to all the wine clubs who supported the 29th annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition. It was a fierce battle of the blends, but ultimately The WWIWWEW Wine Club from Gauteng walked away with glory when they were announced the winners, beating 76 other blends! …

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Newsletter August 2012

Every morning the sun lifts her head slightly earlier, a sign that the seasons are changing. We have some great things in store here at Blaauwklippen to keep you occupied until Mother Nature welcomes spring!   Sweet luxuries Join us for the ultimate chocolate paring, giving you the chance to …

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Newsletter July 2012

Brrrrandy! We are in the middle of another gripping Cape Winter and my favourite way to stay warm is sipping on our new release 10 year old Potstilled Brandy, no more brrrr after tasting this little number and that is a Rolf Zeitvogel guarantee!   The Brandy was made from …

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Quo Vadis, Zinfandel?

‘Why isn’t Zinfandel more widely grown in South Africa?’ I’m sitting in the tasting room at Blaauwklippen Vineyards just outside Stellenbosch, with estate GM and cellarmaster Rolf Zeitvogel, as he talks about his journey with this capricious niche varietal, so little known in South Africa. He pauses, deep in thought. …

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Blaauwklippen vind sy nis

’n Stellenbosse wynplaas het met ’n skaars kultivar vir hom ’n nismark geskep. Zinfandel is ’n moeilike perd in die wingerd, maar wanneer dit eers in die bottel is, swymel selfs die Hollywood-liefling Charlize Theron daaroor. Lees meer 

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Newsletter May 2012

Happy Mother’s May! It is said that a mother is a person who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can take. How true! That is why we declared May “Mother’s Day Month” at Blaauwklippen. Visit our Wine Centre and enter the Mother’s Day …

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Newsletter January 2012

  I cannot believe that I am writing the first letter for 2012. Somehow it feels as if too much as happened for the year to be only one month old. January started with a fantastic bang at Blaauwklippen. We joined celebrity chef Jenny Morris, for two days of shooting …

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Newsletter April 2012

When you work on a wine farm it is easy to see where Albert Camus the famous French author and philosopher received his inspiration from when he wrote: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. The vines are all starting to turn jewel colours and the …

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Rose sunset

Every year Blaauwklippen hosts a Rose sunset event to welcome back the students to Stellenbosch. The event is not limited to students though, anyone who is young at heart can join.  This year the Rose sunset took place on the 10th of February from 15h00 – 21h00 and seeing that …

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Zinfandel Tasting

Blaauwklippen has been a proud producer of Zinfandel since the seventies, and the Blaauwklippen Zinfandel portfolio includes three products: A classic, sophisticated red wine, a noble late harvest and a white Zinfandel that made history in 2007 by becoming the first white style Zinfandel in South Africa. To reinforce this …

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