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December 2014
Newsletter
SEASON'S GREETINGS

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 from 10h00
15h00. Hope to see you there.

Staying with all things festive, our Bistro will be open for dinner on the 24th of December. We also offer a delicious buffet lunch at R400 per person, including a mini wine tasting on Christmas Day. To book your table or for more details on the menu please see buttons below. If you still need some Christmas spirit, may I suggest a visit to our Spirits Room for a decadent selection of brandies and distilled products.
VIEW OUR CHRISTMAS MENU BOOK YOUR TABLE
LE KAP – A STYLISH DAY OUT
We play host to the second annual Le Kap Lifestyle Fair on 6 December. The Le Kap Lifestyle Fair is a medley of gourmet food, fine wine, whisky, artisanal drinks, fashion, cars, music, design, décor, horse show jumping and musical dressage. R500 per person buys you access to the event, including all the elements of the programme. Visit www.lekaplifestylefair.com or Facebook or call 021 465 2312 for more information.
www.lekaplifestylefair.com BOOK YOUR TICKET
TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET
Diarise 16 – 20 December as it is time for our popular Twilight Christmas Market! The market takes place from 17h0022h00 and is a Christmas wonderland filled with lights, music, surprises and yes, Santa will be visiting too! Be sure not to miss having your picture taken under our special barrel inspired Christmas tree; you would have not seen anything like it!

This market promises to bring the classical European Christmas markets with a twist of the Cape Winelands to guests. A delectable variety of ready to eat food will be on offer as well as all the tastes and aromas to spark the Christmas feeling, such as ginger bread cookies, fruit cakes, cinnamon pancakes and Pfefferkuchenhaus. With a diverse selection of gifts ranging from fashion items, hand crafted wooden toys, handmade candles, pottery and jewelry to name but a few, it will be the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping.

Our much anticipated Market Wine Sale also takes place during this time, with selected wines selling for between R20 and R40 per bottle. Make sure you stock up your wine racks!

Live music, choirs, children’s entertainment, star gazing, carols by candlelight and many other enjoyable activities will be on offer for the entire family. For the complete programme please see our programme below.
VIEW OUR 2014 TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET PROGRAMME
A 333 YEARS CELEBRATION
As you know we are one of the oldest wineries in South Africa dating back to 1682 and we will be celebrating 333 magnificent years of wine history in 2015. To kick off celebrations, we are proud to announce an Art Competition themed 'Blaauwklippen 1682 - Before & After', which will visually capture the cultural heritage of Blaauwklippen.

Artists are invited to submit entries in various mediums, including painting, print making, photography, drawing, multi-media, illustration and sculpture with the theme as inspiration. Only the first 333 entries will be accepted and entries must be submitted electronically via the Blaauwklippen website for consideration. From the 333 entries, 33 finalists will be selected for a 3 week exhibition at Blaauwklippen during September 2015. For the winner a cash prize of R3 333 plus 33 bottles of our beautiful wines are up for grabs!

As a run up to the final exhibition we are reaching out to local primary and high schools as a community initiative donating 333 canvasses, as well as art supplies to selected Stellenbosch schools. When finished, these 333 works of art will be exhibited from February 2015 at Blaauwklippen.

For more information, please contact Nanette via e-mail, art333@blaauwklippen.com or visit www.blaauwklippen.com.
STILL IN NEED FOR THE PERFECT GIFT?

If you are still hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts, look no further than our Tasting Room, for a bespoke range of gifts, with delivery options across South Africa and free delivery for orders exceeding R1000. Please note that our Tasting Room will be closed on the 25th of December 2014 and the 1st of January 2015.

The Bistro will also be closed on the 1st of January 2015.
VIEW BLAAUWKLIPPEN GIFT IDEAS
FAMILY MARKET
CHOC
We are excited to welcome back our friends from CHOC to the market for a special fundraiser walk through our vineyards on the 7th of December. CHOC is a charity that does amazing work by supporting children cancer and their families. We would like to extend an invitation to all of you to join the walk and help these children have a happy festive season.Our month of markets kicks off with a performance from Peter Wyness.


CHARL DU TOIT
We are happy to welcome a new voice to the market on the 14th, Charl Du Toit. Charl will be performing classics from Bob Dylan and other artists from that era.


TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET
We will start our Twilight Christmas Market on the 16th with a performance from the Riverboat Jazz Band, a 6 piece band who will be some Dixie jazz music and of course some Christmas hits to put everybody in a happy mood.

STAR PEOPLE
Be sure to come to the market on the 17th. Join "Star People" for an evening under the summer stars. Our Crèche will also be performing the Nativity Play on the evening. Freewheel, a 6 piece band from Cape Town, will be performing on the 18th. They have performed at the market in the past and got the feet tapping and even had a few people dancing.

THE CAPE TOWN SOUND
Experience traditional Cape music with the Jamestown String Band on the 19th.
CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
We finish the Twilight Market on the 20th with a performance of the Songscape Swing Band and Carols by Candlelight. This was one of our most memorable evenings last year where families came together at the market and shared a special moment together. For the full programme, please click here.

GERALD CLARK
Our Sunday market on the 21st will be the last opportunity for some last minute shopping. Blues artist, Gerald Clark will be at his post setting the mood for another relaxed day at the market.

NEWTON THERON
Newton Theron has been consistent in creating a festive atmosphere at the market all year, so we had no other choice but to ask him to perform at the last market of 2014 on the 28th.
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We wish you and your loved ones a blessed and safe Festive Season. Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time,
ROLF ZEITVOGEL AND THE BLAAUWKLIPPEN TEAM
CONTACT US

Tel: +27 (0)21 880 0133
Fax: +27 (0)21 880 1246
INSPIRED BY THE PAST.
PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR FUTURE.
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