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APRIL 2015
Autumn in the vineyards
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 the 4th of February and the last bunches were offloaded on the 5th of March. The quality looks great and fermentation is in full swing.
Meet the Diva
With Blaauwklippen’s rich and colourful Zinfandel history, we are widely regarded as the South-African market leader when it comes to all things "Zinfandel" therefore it is our pleasure to introduce another African first for this special cultivar - a Méthode Cap Classique - the Diva 2013.

The Diva is made with 100% Zinfandel grapes and the wine was carefully crafted to offer delicate yeasty tones layered with toast and refreshing aromas of litchi and crisp apple. The bracing acidity and rich mouthfeel results in a long, lingering finish.

The perfect celebratory drink to toast Blaauwklippen's 333rd birthday this year.

The Diva MCC will complement a variety of cuisine and occasions and will be available at R135 per bottle from the Tasting Room from mid of April 2015.
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Of chocolates and cheese
WINE & CHOCOLATE
Visit our Tasting Room over the Easter weekend and take advantage of these sweet offers: buy a bottle of Zinfandel Noble Late Harvest, two liqueur glasses and four delicious handmade chocolates for only R300. During April the 2007 Cabriolet Magnum in a wooden box is available at R300 per bottle. This is a great collector’s item for any wine lover.

CHEESE
Join us at the annual SA Cheese Festival taking place at Sandrigham in Stellenbosch from 24 – 27 April. This popular festival offers the widest variety of cheese, exciting new products, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, famous personalities and hours of fun for the whole family. For more information, please visit: www.cheesefestival.co.za.
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SA CHEESE FESTIVAL
Blend it like Blaauwklippen
It is that time of the year again! Registration is now open for the 32nd annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition.

In the spirit of our 333rd birthday this year, we are challenging you to produce a serious and complex Bordeaux Blend that will stand the test of time.

Each participating club will receive a 750ml bottle of each of the component wines (five this year), along with a plastic measuring cylinder, the recipe rules and the recipe entry form. The winning creation being bottled and sold under the Blaauwklippen Barouche label in a Magnum (1.5l) bottle.

The recipes need to be submitted online (www.blaauwklippen.com) by latest Friday 19 June 2014.
Cost: R200 for hamper (5 wines & 1 cylinder) excluding transport.
REGISTER TODAY!
Blaauwklippen Family Market
EASTER EGG HUNT
Join us on the 5th of April for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. We have regular contact with the Easter Bunny and in our last correspondence he said that he will gladly take a break from his hectic Easter egg hiding schedule to pop in at the market and accompany the little ones on an Easter egg hunt. The hunt will start at 11h00 and there is no charge to join.

REINIER VAN ROOYEN
We will be welcoming a new voice to the market. Reinier Van Rooyen has been referred to us by some of our traders who heard him performed at another venue. If the traders are raving about a musician, you know he is going to be great! Reinier will be performing hits from the 70's and 80's such as CCR and Billy Joel.

ANTIQUE FAIR
As it is the first Sunday of the month, we welcome back the Gregorian Antique Fair. Expect a beautiful collection of antique and collectable stalls.

NEWTON THERON
Market musician legend, Newton Theron, will be back on the 12th for another vibrant music performance.

DOGGY WALK
Sunday the 19th marks the 3rd Sunday of the month and therefore we welcome back our furry (and their human) friends from the Helderberg Animal Welfare Society for our monthly Vineyard Doggy Walk. Blues and folk musician, Gerald Clark, will be providing the live music on the day.

SVEN BLUMER
We end the month on the 26th of April with a performance from Sven Blumer. Sven will be performing a mixture of acoustic blues and folk songs, covering artists such as Jason Mraz, John Mayer and Jack Johnson.
BE KEPT UP TO DATE
From all of us at Blaauwklippen we wish you and your loved ones a blessed Easter.

Until next time,
ROLF ZEITVOGEL
AND THE BLAAUWKLIPPEN TEAM
CONTACT US
Tel: +27 (0)21 880 0133
Fax: +27 (0)21 880 0136
www.blaauwklippen.com
INSPIRED BY THE PAST.
PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR FUTURE.
Situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch
and Somerset West,
opposite Techno Park Stellenbosch
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