Blaauwklippen Blending Competition


  • We are proud to announce our finalists for 2018:

    • Business Time – Western Cape
    • Digital Blenders – Western Cape
    • Hartbeespoort Vélo et Vin – North West
    • Lydenburg Wynproewersgilde- Mpumalanga

    These 4 clubs will have to wait until Friday, 5 October 2018 when the winner will be announced during a lunch prize giving ceremony at Blaauwklippen Vineyards for media and invited guests. This year the Blaauwklippen Blending Competition will be celebrating 35 years of taking the novelty of the blending process to wine clubs all over South Africa, making it one of the oldest wine competitions in South Africa. The challenge was to blend and create a playful but chic blend to enjoy anytime with friends and family, but with enough backbone to be savoured at a special occasion. The final blend was to consist of the following 4 wines:

    • Malbec 2017
    • Merlot 2017
    • Shiraz 2017
    • Petit Verdot 2017

    All 4 of these cultivars had to be used in the final blend with no more than 50% of each component and a minimum of 5% of each component used. The winning blend will be bottled under the Blaauwklippen Blending Competition label and recognition will be given to the successful wine club on the back of the label.
    Important Dates

    • Registration/online entries open: 03 April 2018
    • Registration & registration fee is due by 02 May 2018
    • Hampers sent to you / ready for collection in the week of 14 May 2018
    • Recipes to reach Blaauwklippen by latest 30 June 2018
    • Judging of recipe entries 18 July 2018
    • Award ceremony announcing the winner at Blaauwklippen 05 October 2018

  • Our Blaauwklippen Blending Competition Entires are officially closed!

    We would like to say thank you to everyone – we had an overwhelming response to our BBC 2018 event and we are excited for the end result. To all of our participants; thank you for your exceptional effort in blending and creating your unique styles, we are excited to taste what you have made! Judging will commence on Wednesday 18th July and our finalists will participate in the grand finale on Friday 5th October.
    Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and pictures!