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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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Springtime at Blaauwklippen Vineyards

Spring has sprung, bringing blue skies and sunny days to the Stellenbosch winelands. At Blaauwklippen Vineyards we are busy bees as we shake off the cold of winter and prepare for the busy summer season ahead. We’re blessed with beautiful views and a spectacular setting, the perfect backdrop for enjoying …

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Blaauwklippen Harvest 2017: The Future looks Bright & Full of Wine!

The warm and wonderful weather still lingers in the winelands, and the vineyards are bursting to the brim with bright, beautiful bunches of grapes, patiently waiting for the day they get turned into delicious Blaauwklippen wine. Luckily the day is here, and on 26 January we descended upon Blaauwklippen’s vineyards …

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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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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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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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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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Blaauwklippen – South Africa’s Zinfandel Powerhouse

Read the wonderful article from the Winetimes.co.za website about our magnificent Zinfandel experience. Last month wine media and trade representatives flocked to Blaauklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch to celebrate the tenth Zinfandel vintage of the estate’s Cellar Master, Rolf Zeitvogel. Apart from its 300-year history, Blaauwklippen is also one of …

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Konfetti Laat Reeds Wêreldwyd Koppe Draai

Sien die aanhegsel vir ‘n fantastiese artikel oor Konfetti wat grotendeels hier op Blaauwklippen opgeneem is. “Ek dink Suid-Afrikaanse gehore word onderskat wanneer dit kom by Afrikaanse flieks. Dit is ‘n baie meer gesofistikeerde gehoor vir wie daar dikwels net toilethumor opgedis word.” Read more here

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