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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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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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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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April Newsletter

AS THE FIRST SIGNS OF AUTUMN… …become visible I can happily report that most of the harvest is safely fermenting in the cellar. Shorter days also mean new trading hours and on the 28th of March we stopped our tapas and dinner offering, but look forward to still welcoming you …

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March Newsletter 2014

THE FIRST PICK What a magical time to work on a wine farm! Yes, we are harvesting and you can smell the grape fragrance in the air. We have picked our first grapes of the 2014 harvest on Wednesday the 12th of February. These grapes may very well be used …

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February Newsletter 2014

EXPRESS YOUR LOVE FOR LIFE February is the shortest month of the year, which might be the reason why it feels as if so much is happening in such a short time frame! We are preparing for the 2014 harvest and February is also the month of love at Blaauwklippen.

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January Newsletter 2014

IT IS OFFICIALLY A NEW YEAR We hope that it will be a great one for you and everyone you hold dear! The first good news for 2014 is that we have released our 2008 Blaauwklippen Vineyard Selection Zinfandel and we cannot think of a better way to welcome the …

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November Newsletter 2013

IT IS BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE… ….no, not Christmas yet, but summer! It is that time of the year when the days become longer and brighter, which means Tapas season at Blaauwklippen has arrived. Starting on 27 November you can enjoy a relaxed lounge atmosphere at our beautiful …

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October Newsletter 2013

September has treated us well, we received great news about our entries at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, the Blaauwklippen Zinfandel Vineyard Selection 2010 clenching Gold and the Blaauwklippen Shiraz Cultivar Selection 2011 seizing Silver.

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September Newsletter 2013

September is a special month on the Blaauwklippen calendar. Not only does the month mark the start of a new season, spring, it is also when we announce the winner of the annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition. On the 13th of September we will know whose blend will be bottled for …

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Newsletter August 2013

On the 9th of August we celebrate National Women’s Day in South Africa. This day commemorates the national march of women in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry special identification documents during the apartheid era.

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Newsletter July 2013

AWESOME WINTER GLORY Winter is here in all her awesome glory and for the first time in the history of hosting our Sunday market we had to cancel, due to inclement weather conditions on the 2nd of June. Talking about awesome glory, we are thrilled to report that our Before …

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Newsletter June 2013

#1 Dad It is hard to believe we are half way through 2013 already! In the Cape, June brings rain, snow-capped mountains and of course Father’s Day, traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday of this month. Did you know, economists estimate that Americans spend more than one billion dollars every …

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Newsletter May 2013

Winter is bringing a change There is a definite bite in the air as Mother Nature prepares to welcome Winter. We take our “cue” from the seasons and from the 6th of May we will be operating on “winter hours”, meaning the restaurant will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. …

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Newsletter April 2013

The season is changing What I love most about my position as a winemaker is that I am so acutely aware of how the seasons change, as seasons influence vintages. Autumn is here and all the grapes are fermenting in the cellar. We give thanks for a successful harvest.   …

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Newsletter March 2013

Time Marches On… I can hardly believe we are almost in the third month of 2013! By the time you read this our White Zinfandel will be happily fermenting in the cellar and the harvest will be in full swing. Jazz Evening We bottled some new releases, among others the …

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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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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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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 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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