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January/February 2015
Newsletter






333 YEARS AND WE ARE GOING STRONG

By the time you are reading this January will almost be old news, and we will be preparing
to welcome our first grapes to the cellar. The 2015 vintage is a hasty one, approximately
2 weeks earlier than previous years. Mother Nature is definitely not a predictable lady!

Our wish for you is that 2015 will be a year of success, happiness and good health. As you
are probably aware by now, we are celebrating our 333rd birthday this year, with many
interesting events
planned as well as the launch of an exciting new product! We hope
you will celebrate with us.






(STILL) FEELING FESTIVE?

From the 30th of January until the 1st of February Stellenbosch will be celebrating the pending harvest as well as the great wines from our region at the Stellenbosch Wine Festival. Pre-festival celebrations started on the 24th of January with a Harvest Parade (see picture) and Harvest Street Fest.  Join us at the Gourmet Lane that takes place from the 30th of January until the 1st of February. For more information, visit
www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za



www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za


1682 - BEFORE & AFTER

Talking about festivities, we kick off our celebrations with 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, printmaking, 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 R3333 is up for grabs! Now here is the Good News, the deadline for registration has been extended to the end of February, so please spread the word!

Register HERE or contact Nanette via e-mail art333@blaauwklippen.com.











REGISTER HERE
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ZINFANDEL AND A STREET SOIRÉE

Visit our Tasting Room in February to celebrate South Africa's only White Zinfandel with a free tasting of this unique wine. We are currently selling the 2011 vintage at R92 per bottle. Pale pink and luscious, it is the perfect Valentine's Day tipple or surprise the one you love with our romantic pairing pack - a bottle of White Zinfandel 2011 and five coriander infused Belgian truffles at
R130
.

Summer also means the popular Stellenbosch Wine Route Street Soirées are back. This regular pop-up wine and food tasting event transforms the lower part of Drosdty Street (just off Church Street)
into a culinary haven. Cost: R50 per person including a wine glass and a ticket
to taste as many wines as there are on
offer on that evening. Food dishes are
priced individually by vendors. The event starts at 6pm and runs until 8pm – we will
be exhibiting on the 25th of February, come and say 'hallo' to our team!





READ MORE ABOUT THE
STREET SOIRÉE

ORDER OUR WHITE ZINFANDEL
AND 5 TRUFFLES






LOVE IS IN THE AIR...
AND WE ARE ON AIR!

If it has been a while since you paid us a visit, why not catch us on air? Blaauwklippen will be featured on the Sediment television show on DSTV, kykNET channel 144 on
Friday 13 February at 17h30, with repeats scheduled for Saturday 13h00, Saturday 23h00, Sunday 11h00, Monday 00h00 and Wednesday 01h30.
 
Love is in the air... join us for a romantic Valentine's sunset picnic on our Werf with live music and romantic lighting on Saturday 14 February from 17h00 – 22h00.

The cost is R250 per person and includes the picnic as well as a choice between our Rosé and Chenin Blanc per couple and a small box of chocolates. Booking is essential, please contact the Nanette on (021) 880 8221 or banqueting@blaauwklippen.com.

Please note that this is an outdoor event and therefore weather dependent. In case of rain, you can redeem the picnic on an alternative date at the Bistro.











BOOK YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY PICNIC






FAMILY MARKET

LOLA G
We were excited to welcome Lola G back on the last Sunday in January after her very successful debut performance at the market during November. She made such an impression on the guests and traders that we simply had to invite her back. Lola performs a variety of jazz and contemporary numbers..

RUAN PIEK
We kick off the month of February on the 1st with entertainment by Ruan Piek and friends. Ruan and his friends will perform a variety of upbeat songs with an acoustic twist.

ANTIQUE FAIR
Being the first Sunday of the month, we welcome Barbara Collins and her traders of the Gregorian Antique Fair to the market, so it is the perfect opportunity to browse and treasure hunt!

PETER WYNESS
He will be entertaining us on the 8th with his take on popular oldies and witty humour in between songs.

NEWTON THERON
A market favourite, Newton Theron, will be back on the stage on the 15th. Newton has the ability to create an amazing atmosphere at the market – much enjoyed by the guests and traders alike.

DOGGY WALK
Being the 3rd Sunday of the month, the Helderberg Animal Welfare Society will be hosting their popular Vineyard Doggy Walk. The walk starts at 09h00; entry is R20 per person and dog. Please feel free to bring some donations of dog food since the society is in dire need of food for the animals, especially after the holiday during which so many animals have been abandoned. Maybe you would even consider adopting a beautiful dog just waiting to go to a new, caring family?

GERALD CLARK
Popular blues/folk artist, Gerald Clark will be performing live on the 22nd of February.














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I leave you with a Valentine's Day thought… I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon. Now was he carrying a bottle of wine that would be an entirely different story! Enjoy your month of love...

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.






www.blaauwklippen.com

Situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch and
Somerset West, opposite Techno Park Stellenbosch





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