A rich and traditional winemaking heritage.
Located at the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountain, the Estate comprises of 100 hectares. Approximately 53 hectares are planted under vine, with the remaining land being mountainous fynbos and public spaces.
The farm has rich and fertile soils, hailed from grey-blue decomposed granite deposited against the mountain slopes. Vineyard practices are aimed at achieving the perfect balance between healthy vines and low yields, to produce the best quality wines.
In 1977 the first Zinfandel vineyards to be planted in South Africa were established on Blaauwklippen. This pioneering spirit led us to produce world-class Zinfandel for decades and today we remain one of only three Zinfandel producers in the country. Our Méthode Cap Classique is the only sparkling wine made from 100% Zinfandel grapes using the traditional Champagne method in South Africa. The Zinfandel and White Zinfandel, both still and dry wines, coupled with the Zinfandel infused Gin, complete the range.
The premium Blaauwklippen range of wines have been honed to maintain excellent quality, a characteristic which the brand has become known for. Only the highest quality grapes are hand selected before being matured, and often fermented, in French Oak barriques. The result is a superior, elegant and refined range of wines comprising of Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, reflective of the Stellenbosch terroir.
Craft Gin Range
Celebrating a pioneering role as the first to grow and produce Zinfandel in South Africa, the alluring bright crimson Zin Gin, another world first, leads a range of three handcrafted, small-batch vapour-distilled gins. Zin Gin, Farm Gin and Garden Gin collectively reflect the key elements that give Blaauwklippen a special place in the history of South African wine and farming, combined with a spirit of innovation that puts a fresh spin on tradition while offering consumers new ways to experience familiar products.
Blaauwklippen’s specialties include a 10-year-old Potstilled Brandy and the acclaimed Before & After aperitif.
With striking packaging and produced in limited quantities, these are ideal gifts and well suited to celebrate any special occasion.