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January 2014
Newsletter
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 new year than with the juice of our signature grape in your glass. The 2008 is loaded with flavours of white chocolate, cloves, thyme, raisons and apricot. Add to this a fruity, crisp and juicy palate with a long lingering finish and we have a winner! It sells for R92 per bottle. Cheers!
ORDER YOUR VINEYARD SELECTION ZINFANDEL 2008 NOW
STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL
2014 kicks off with the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival taking place from the 24th of January to the 2nd of February.

The festival coincides with the historic diary entry made by Jan van Riebeeck in 1659 reading, “Today, praise be to God, wine was made for the first time from Cape grapes.

A festival highlight will be the Blessing of the Harvest and a Harvest Parade on Saturday, the 25th January, as celebrants from Stellenbosch member farms (including us) will march through the streets.

Join us on Saturday the 1st of February for a Blaauwklippen Family Festival Night Market, from 17:00 – 22:00.
SEE FESTIVAL DETAILS SEE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
ARE YOU READY TO DeZINe YOUR OWN
DINNER AT BAROUCHE RESTAURANT?
As part of the celebrations, we will be hosting a DeZINe Dine on Saturday the 25th of January where patrons can design their own dinner at our Barouche restaurant. Choose from four sumptuous starters as well as delicious desserts and "deZINe" your own main course plate from the list of items provided.

As Blaauwklippen is widely regarded as the South-African market leader when it comes to the production of Zinfandel, all courses will be paired with your pick of our classic, sophisticated red Zinfandel, our decadent Noble Late Harvest or our White Zinfandel that made history in 2007 by becoming the first white style Zinfandel in South Africa.

You have a choice of any one protein, two types of vegetables, one starch and any sauce to create your very own "zinspired" menu. Dinner starts at 18:30 and the cost per head is R400. Booking is essential, click on the below button to book.

For more details go to www.pnptickets.co.za American Express Winery Experience.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW SEE OUR MENUS FOR ZINSPIRATION
TAKE A WALK IN THE VINEYARDS
OR WATCH A MOVIE ON THE LAWN
On Sunday the 26th of January you are welcome to join our viticulturist and resident “vine whisperer” Christo Hamman for an informative vineyard walk. The walk starts at 10:00 at the Wine Centre and will take approximately an hour. There is no cost involved but booking is advisable. Click on the button below to make your booking.

On Friday the 31st of January, we will be hosting a family friendly movie night, featuring "Alice In Wonderland". Booking is essential and costs R50 per person. To book, click on the button below, send an email to winedepartment@blaauwklippen.com or call (021) 880 8655. Gates open at 18:00, after sunset. Food and wine will be on sale.
BOOK YOUR TOUR WITH CHRISTO BOOK YOUR MOVIE NIGHT TICKETS
WHITE BLEND SPECIAL
We know that the finances might be a bit tight in January, so we decided to extend our Christmas wine sale offer especially for you! Stock up on our unlabelled 2013 vintage White Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc at only R20 per bottle.

Sales per 6-bottle case only (R120). Offer valid until 31 January 2014, exclusive to online orders.
LIVE MUSIC
FRIDAYS

From the 10th of January we will be introducing "Live Music Fridays" where every second Friday will see a different live music act. We kick off with the fabulous "Acoustic Element": Jody playing the guitar and Callen the violin, don’t miss it!

This is our way of making the most of the beautiful summer evenings with great food, drinks and entertainment.
ORDER YOUR WHITE BLEND NOW BOOK YOUR TABLE HERE
BLAAUWKLIPPEN FAMILY MARKET
We have a very upbeat music line up planned for the month to take away any “January Blues”.
YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT
You may remember the musician who performed at the market on the 24th of November 2013. Before his performance started, he asked if we would mind if his brother joined for his final set. Stuart had the guests tapping their feet all day but when his brother joined him the crowd stopped and listened in awe to these two brothers covering favourite classics such as The Eagles.

We were pleased to host Stuart and his brother at our first market on the 5th as they entertained our visitors the entire day.
A NEW VOICE
On the 12th we will be welcoming a new voice to the market. Peter Wyness has been performing around the Western Cape for years.

GERALD CLARKE
Popular Blues musician, Gerald Clark will be the live entertainment at the market on the 19th. Gerald is very excited to play at the market again and said he would bring a banjo player along to join him on the day! Also remember to join the Helderberg Animal Welfare Society for our first Vineyard Doggy Walk of 2014.
NEWTON THERON
Market favourite, Newton Theron will be closing off the month of January for us on the 26th with his smooth voice and laid back repertoire, a perfect way to relax before the “real work” starts in February.

BE KEPT UP TO DATE WITH OUR LATEST MARKET NEWS
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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Somerset West, opposite Techno Park Stellenbosch
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