Blaauwklippen Blending Competition


  • 36th Annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition 2019


    Dear Loyal Blending Competition Supporters,

    Please note, recipe entries for our 36th Annual Blending Competition is officially closed. We are excited to try your unique blends!

    The winning blend will be sold under the BBC label in a Magnum (1.5 litre) bottle, and the winning team will be recognised on the wine bottle label - a great honour! All the blends of the individual wine clubs/societies will compete against each other, and the top four scores of all entries will determine the semi-finalists. The four semi-finalists will then be invited to Blaauwklippen, where the winner will be announced at an award ceremony attended by selected guests and media.

    On that note, we would once again like to congratulate Hartbeespoort Vèlo et Vin on winning the celebratory 2018 Blending Competition.


    Semi-final & Final tastings at Blaauwklippen 25 July 2019
    Award ceremony announcing the winner at Blaauwklippen 18 October 2019

    2019 Blend Brief

    For this year’s competition, the challenge is to blend an accessible wine with layers of fruit on the nose and pallet. Blenders will receive 4 base wines and all 4 must be used in the final blend.

    For your blending purposes, we will be sending you a hamper containing a 750ml bottle of each of these 4 wines, along with a plastic measuring cylinder and the recipe rules. Recipes need to be returned to us (via our website!) by latest Sunday 30 June 2019.

    Base wines to be used:

    Zinfandel 2018 Merlot 2018
    Shiraz 2018 Petit Verdot 2018

    *No more than 50% of each component and a minimum of 5% of each component needs to be used.

    We kindly ask you to keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact details. Do not hesitate to contact Nanette de Hart should you have any queries: or call on 021 880 0133.

  • Submit your recipe for BBC 2019

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    All four base wines must be used in the final blend. No more than 50 % of each component and a minimum of 5% of each component needs to be used for the total blend.

    Our composition for the 2019 Blaauwklippen Blending Competition blend is as follows:

    • WINE NUMBER 1 = Zinfandel 2018%
    • WINE NUMBER 2 = Merlot 2018%
    • WINE NUMBER 3 = Shiraz 2018%
    • WINE NUMBER 4 = Petit Verdot 2018%
    Total for Blend (Maximum 100%)


    We chose the above percentages of the various wines for our blend because...