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November 2014
Newsletter
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 gift time and if you are looking for festive season corporate gift ideas, or merely want to spoil someone special, have a look at our range of delectable, drinkable options, with free nationwide delivery for orders exceeding R1000.
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BEST BLENDERS
On the topic of celebration, we announced the winners of our 31st annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition (BBC) on Friday 17th October. Yes, you read correctly, I wrote "winners", because for the first time in the history of the competition, 6 clubs shared the glory of creating the best blend, all with identical recipes!

We tasted 99 of which 4 were international entries.

Clubs where asked to create an everyday, easy-drinking, juicy, modern red blend, consisting of the following wines: Cabernet Franc 2012, Malbec 2013, Shiraz 2013 and Zinfandel 2013. A minimum of three of the four base wines had to be used in the final blend and Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc had to be included in restricted quantities in the recipe.

The winning recipe was: 30% Zinfandel, 20% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc and 35% Shiraz, which created a playful, yet elegant red wine.

The Newcomer Trophy, which we introduced in 2008 to encourage new entries and wine enthusiasts to the competition, went to Bonza Bay Winos from East London (below left with Rolf).
The six winning club's red blend will be bottled under the Blaauwklippen Barouche label
based on a specially designed artwork by well-known Stellenbosch artist, Frans Groenewald
(below with Rolf), and all six wine clubs will receive recognition on the back label. The wine is sold in Magnum bottles from selected retail outlets, from our Tasting Room farm and
Online at R120 per bottle.

Take advantage of our extended 10% discount when ordering the new winning blend during November.
ORDER YOUR BLAAUWKLIPPEN BAROUCHE MAGNUM 2013
DO YOU HAVE A TICKET TO RIDE?
We are proud to bring you the MTB Duo Challenge supported by Liberty life. The Liberty Duo takes place on 22 November from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm here at Blaauwklippen.

This event will be fun for the entire family, as the young ones can take part in the Kids Duo, a 1km MTB with a 400m run.

For the more adventurous, there will be a Full Duo (20km MTB, 8km trail run, starting at 08:00) and Half Duo (10km MTB, 4km trail run starting at 8:30am)

For more information or pre-entries, click on www.iqela-events.co.za
JOIN US
We are one of 13 Stellenbosch wineries participating in the inaugural pop-up event "Season of Flavours" taking place at Longridge Wine Estate on Thursday 6 November from 17h00 – 21h00. Tickets for the event, at R250 each, include a branded wine glass and a voucher booklet to the value of R120 for the purchase of the canapés on offer.

From Friday, 14 November to Sunday, 16 November the Newlands Brewery Village Green is transforming into a Bavarian-style beer hall for the 2014 Cape Town Bierfest. We will be there, come join in the fun.
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'FRESH FAMILY FUN'
THIS IS THE MARKET'S NEW SLOGAN!

BY ERIK CRONJE, THE LUCKY WINNER OF A VIP MARKET EXPERIENCE
We are busy with some improvements at the market. One of these improvements is the upgrading and increasing of seating, giving you an excuse to linger longer! With the Tasting Room now located at the Bistro, we have decided to move some of the small producers from the Carriage Museum to the old Wine Centre, do visit them in their new space.

We are also busy planning the end of year Twilight Christmas Market,
16 - 17 December, 5pm - 10pm. Should you or anybody you know wish to apply for a stall at the market, click on the below button.
APPLY FOR A STALL AT THE TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS MARKET
FAMILY MARKET
November is one of those months with five Sundays in it. This means an extra Sunday for you to spend with family and friends at the market.
GERALD CLARK
We start off the month on the 2nd of November with a performance from Gerald Clark. For those of you unfamiliar with Gerald, he is an extremely talented blues/folk musician and has played at many festivals.


DOGGY WALK
The 16th marks another barking mad day of fun for the entire family (furry members included) as it is our monthly Vineyard Doggy Walk in aid of the Helderberg Animal Welfare Society. Please note that the walk will start at 09h00 as it has become a bit warmer in the mornings and we wish to keep our furry friends from overheating. Peter Wyness will be performing live on the day.

NEWTON THERON
Newton Theron will be back on the 23rd again for one of his feet tapping induced performances.
LOLA G
We end the month on the 29th November with a newbie to the market... sort of. Lola G has performed at the market twice in the
past year as a vocalist for the ‘Oompah band’ at the Oktoberfest of 2013 and the jazz band that performed at the Christmas market. Lola will be performing a varied repertoire of jazz, folk, blues and rock. She also has the ability to perform in 5 different languages
namely Afrikaans, English, German, French and Italian.
Be sure not to miss this
performance.

MARKET RAFFLE
As it is the last market for November, we will raffle off 3x market related hampers
to the estimate value of
R2000 each.
Don't miss to enter!
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Until next time,
ROLF ZEITVOGEL AND THE BLAAUWKLIPPEN TEAM
CONTACT US

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