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 keep you updated of all the new releases through the newsletter and on our Facebook page and on twitter. Please like our Facebook page you find us under Blaauwklippen Vineyards and follow us on twitter just look for @blaauwklippen or merely click on the icons at the bottom of this letter.
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Blaauwklippen Blending Competition
Now, winter might mean that the vineyards are resting, but the rest of us are very busy. The closing date of the 29th annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition was in May and we are happy to announce that 75 clubs entered. Judging will take place on the 11th of July – good luck to all of you who entered.
June not only marks the middle of the year, it is also the month we celebrate Father’s Day. To spoil all the dads our Wine Centre is running a fantastic June Fathers Day promotion. A twin pack of our annual Blending Competition Award winning blend, the 1,5 liter Barouche Magnum for R154.50. The two vintages on offer are the 2007 & 2008, both drinking beautifully right now.
Spoil dad even more and bring him to Blaauwklippen for lunch on Sunday the 17th of June, our Fathers Day menu includes a glass of Gluehwein on arrival a starter of Braised leek tart with macerated apples, spice roasted pecans and warm mustard cream a hearty main course of Lamb Shank served with roasted garlic & butternut puree and fynbos honey glazed vegetables or linefish with potato and herb risotto and parmesan foam. All mains served with vegetables and Chocolate torte with sesame biscuits, ginger ice cream and cardamon syrup for dessert. To end the meal and warm you up from the inside a taste of our 8 year old Potstill Brandy. Price per person is R220 and booking is essential. To book, please call (021) 880 8222.
PE Wine Show
If you live in the Port Elizabeth area, please visit us at the PE Wine Show, taking place in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from 8 to 10 June.
June 2012 Family Market
First of all thank you to each and every one of you for your support to the market in the first half of this year. June promises to be another fun month for all of us on the market front.
Visit us on Sunday the 10th we will be celebrating oranges so be ready to be treated to all kinds of interesting combinations of this delicious citrus fruit and on the 17th it is time for our popular Vineyard Doggy Walk with all proceeds going to the Helderberg Animal Welfare Society. Seeing that it is cooler in the mornings, the doggie walk will start at 10:00 as of this month.
Great news is that our Sunday market is not weather dependent at all, so should it rain, you will still be able to find your favourite products as the market will move to the shed.
To keep up to date with the market news, please follow us on @BKfamilyMarket and like the page dedicated to the market on Facebook, it is called Blaauwklippen Family Market.
May your May be wonderful!
Rolf Zeitvogel and the Blaauwklippen Team