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MAY 2015
We are almost halfway through 2015!
We are almost half way through 2015! Hard to believe, isn’t it? When I look back there are many proud moments and one that stands out in particular is the launch of the Blaauwklippen Diva Methode Cap Classique, a first for the South-African wine industry. Diva was created from our signature grape, Zinfandel, in honour of our 333rd birthday. We had the opportunity to share this latest addition to our Zinfandel portfolio with friends at a cocktail event on 16 April.

Experience our new Diva for Mother's Day!
If you have not experienced the Diva yet, please visit our Tasting Room for a sip. It will also make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the special diva in your life on 10 May. The Diva sells for R135 per bottle.
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Team spirit, change and
continuous improvement
What does Blaauwklippen mean to you? Is it the family market on sunny Sundays? Your wedding venue many years ago? The old heritage farm that is a significant part of the history in the Winelands? Or perhaps the Malbec, the Ons Sprankel or the Reserve Zinfandel wine in your glass while you are reading this?

For the people working at Blaauwklippen, it is all of the above and much more. In this newsletter we share with you what Blaauwklippen has to offer to you and your family. And as always in life, it is people offering something to other people in the hope that they can be an added value in each other’s lives.

Today, we live in a time of change, and we live that change every day at Blaauwklippen. Why? Because continuous improvement is what the Blaauwklippen team believes in. It ranges from our staff, who wish to give you their best and learn from their experiences with our customers every day. It is our creativity, reflected in the wine or spirits you drink and the food you eat while enjoying the farm atmosphere.
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Sharing is caring and can
make you a winner
Sharing stories is what it is all about. And we want to share more with you, but also, we want to learn about your stories.

Tell us about your wedding day at Blaauwklippen, your picnic on the lawn, your kids playing while you are having lunch at The Bistro, the wonderful wine you shared with your friends over a home cooked meal or a braai. And don’t forget to send us some pictures too. We want to know and grow with you, so we invite you to be a part of our Blaauwklippen family and allow us to be a part of yours.

We look forward to hearing about your positive experiences in connection to Blaauwklippen and we will choose a story and a winner every month, who will receive a surprise in return for the effort of sharing it with us.

Use the hashtag #BKstories on Social Media or simply email us, using the button below.
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MCC Diva Launch
It was a festive occasion and although the weather was getting chilly outside, the bubbly atmosphere kept everyone warm and especially, very happy. Celebrating a brand new “Diva” is what it was all about and 125 guests joined our Blaauwklippen team in our Tasting Room to do so.

The guests enjoyed live music and succulent finger food to complement the Diva’s bubbly brut character, with different charcuterie based snacks made by Chef "Big Steve" from The Bistro, fresh oysters presented by the Oyster King, and the all time South African favourites: Biltong and Droewors. There was also some sweetness by way of milk tarts and macaroons to round off the wonderful in house event.
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Visit us during May
Seeing that it is the year of our 333 year celebration, we would like to offer you a special Zinfandel treat at the amazing price of R333 for a Zinfandel trio, including our Red Zinfandel, White Zinfandel and the Noble Late Harvest. The offer is available from the Tasting Room exclusively.

ART AT BLAAUWKLIPPEN
Make a point of visiting Blaauwklippen’s resident artist, Marius Prinsloo, in his studio that forms part of the Tasting Room, he always has something new to admire. There is one public holiday in May and we will be operating as usual, so bring the family and friends and share your free time with us.
BOOK A ZINFANDEL TASTING
WIN IN THE MONTH OF MAY - 333 YEAR CELEBRATION
In the spirit of our 333rd year of Blaauwklippen, we would like to share our heritage with you. Simply enter our Facebook Competition and answer one easy question, to be entered into a lucky draw to win the following:
WIN A GIFT BAG OF ZINFANDEL TO THE VALUE OF R333
The gift bag will contain: 1 x Red Zinfandel, 1 x White Zinfandel and
1 x Zinfandel Noble Late Harvest.
Competition opens 4 May 2015. Like our Facebook Page to be kept up to date on how to enter.
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Sediment 2015 SA Wine Tour
Rolf Zeitvogel, also known as "Mr Z", not only due to his last name, but especially due to his connection to the Zinfandel grape varietal that Blaauwklippen is so well known for, will be touring through SA with the crew of the Sediment TV show and we hope to see you at one of the venues.

Sediment is a 30 minute wine & travel show that is aired weekly on DSTV’s KYKNET channel every Friday evening at 17h30.

The road show is all about, wine, food
and music!
SEE THE TOUR DETAILS
Friends and Food Network
On the topic of friends, we had great fun filming a segment with celebrity chefs Jenny Morris & Reza Mahammad at the Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sunday 19 April.

The market and the Blaauwklippen Bistro (and of course our Zinfandel) will be on television sets across the globe before the end of the year. We will keep you posted via the newsletter.
Blaauwklippen Family Market
EXTRA MARKET DAY
We love months with five Sundays, as it means an extra market day.

With the seasons changing, you can expect some seasonal recipes like delicious soup to warm you up at the market.

GERALD CLARK
May kicks off with a performance from Gerald Clark on the 3rd as well as the popular Gregorian Antique Fair in the carriage museum showcasing an interesting selection of antiques and collectibles.

VOORTVLUGTEND
Will provide the vibe on the 10th, expect hits from the late 80’s and 90’s.

DOGGY WALK
The Helderberg Animal Welfare Society will be joining us for the monthly Vineyard Doggy Walk FUNdraiser on the 17th. Please note that the walk will start later, at 10h00, as it is a bit cooler and darker in the mornings.

Entry to the walk is R20 per person and dog. Be sure to stick around as market favourite, Newton Theron, will be performing live from 11h00 on the day.

CRAIG VEE
We welcome a new voice to the market on the 24th, Craig Vee. He has recorded and toured in the USA, UK, Germany and Australia. Craig has been described as an energetic and fun personality on stage which lets us believe that he will fit in perfectly at the market.

RICKY NASS
We will end the month on the 31st with a performance from laid back blues/rock artist, Ricky Nass.
BE KEPT UP TO DATE
Until next time, have a wonderful May and enjoy Mother's Day. I leave you with a tribute to all mothers: "Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs… since the payment is pure love" ~ Mildred B. Vermont

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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