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Address: R44, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 880 0133
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Description: Blaauwklippen Vineyards, the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm that...
Blaauwklippen Vineyards, the renowned Stellenbosch wine farm that celebrates its 333rd anniversary in 2015, has recently unveiled the transformation of its wine centre into a venue dedicated to sensory ecstasy, featuring a room for enjoying premium spirits, an exciting bistro, as well as revitalised wine and food experiences. Blaauwklippen - meaning blue stones - was named after the granite present in the surrounding mountains and soils. Its erosion over centuries has ensured mineral rich vineyards that allow for the production of exceptional wines and especially Zinfandel, for which Blaauwklippen is famous. Today, it is a well-known wine tourism destination for families and wine lovers who enjoy a great day out involving wine, food and the not to be missed popular weekly Sunday family market. The Tasting Room incorporates several features, all geared to provide insight, comfort and pure sensory enjoyment. In addition to Blaauwklippen's award winning brandies, the Spirits Room features a selection of premium potstill brandies by South African producers, creating the first brandy hub on a wine estate in South Africa all available for tasting and sale, and hosted by specially trained staff. A selection of cigars can be enjoyed on the Oak Terrace outside, along with a brandy tasting. The full range of Gentleman Spirits - a range of artisanal distilled products made by Urs Gmur, master distiller Hubertus Vallendar and Rolf Zeitvogel, will be available too. This is the ideal space to try a Zinfandel Grappa with a delicious espresso. Blaauwklippen's reputation for fine food is further bolstered in a new wine and food offering. Not to be missed is the Wine & Chocolate Experience where visitors can savour amongst others a delicious coriander whirl paired with the farm's famous White Zinfandel, or a melt-in-the-mouth coffee-and-ginger dark coffee bean paired with noble late harvest Zinfandel. The spirits too get a showing; try the warm spice orange box chocolate paired with a 10-year-old potstill brandy or a hot chilli oval chocolate with Blaauwklippen's well-known Before and After Aperitif. At R80pp, the value is outstanding. If it's something more substantial you're after, then the new wine & food pairing adventure is for you. For only R150pp, you'll be able to enjoy five sumptuous bite sized nibbles accompanied by five Blaauwklippen wines, meticulously paired to showcase their best flavour and aromatic attributes. The Bistro is the culinary playground of charcutier Steve Jeffery of Cape Town's famed the charcuterie, who brings his fresh and easy approach to food. He supports the principles of free range, hormone free, pasture-fed and ethically farmed animals cured in the classic timeless fashion. Here you will find the finest ingredients, prepared with passion and served with love - an unparalleled culinary experience. The Bistro offers a selection of platters available daily and a classical bistro home-cooked style menu in the evenings. While parents enjoy their meal in a tranquil setting, there's a jungle gym for the children to enjoy. Picnics are also on offer. Adults are further catered for in the Piazza, a beautifully manicured courtyard adjoining the cellar where informal wine tastings will be held. It's also the ideal space for private celebrations and is therefore available for hire. A sure highlight for oenophiles is Blaauwklippen's vinoteque. This comprises a carefully selected wine archive dating back to 1978. But it's not only for observing - no less than 33 vintages of wine are available for purchase, making this the premier destination for that very special gift. Tastefully decorated, the vinoteque can also be booked for private tastings or intimate get-togethers. For the nominal fee of R20pp, visitors can visit the Blaauwklippen cellar as part of regular, guided tours every day at 11:00 and 14:00. Booking should be made in advance. Other interests are still to be catered for at Blaauwklippen. Visitors can shop and buy a wide range of products, from home ware to Riedel glassware and books to gifts. There's a complimentary gift-wrap service too. If you have a keen interest in art, visit Blaauwklippen's very own artist-in-residence Marius Prinsloo as he creates bright and beautiful paintings before your very eyes. He also ensures a wide selection of works, by various South African artists, are on display in the Tasting Room and available for sale. The farm will also pack purchased artwork for travel. And, before you head home, be sure to pick up some fine deli cheese, charcuterie and preserves - the ideal accompaniment to any one of Blaauwklippen's superb wines.
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Fun at the Family Market

We visited the family market which was very sweet. More food stalls and cooked food than crafts. Had a great traditional cheese toast or and thee were good pastries and great... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited the family market which was very sweet. More food stalls and cooked food than crafts. Had a great traditional cheese toast or and thee were good pastries and great coffee. Bought some terrific dried fruit and sugar coated meebos. Fun family outing hosted on the wine estate with no wine tasting it drinking involved but in great surroundings.... More 

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Strand, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was our first stop on a wine tasting tour and by far the most memorable. We did a wine and chocolate tasting with pairings that blew my mind. Who knew chocolate and coriander went so well together? Staff was helpful and friendly, the view was pretty good too. Venue was cozy and full of art. They have a fun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We did the wine and chocolate pairing- what an experience! The chocolates were very well paired with wine, brandy and dessert wine. We found the service very good and the sommelier was very knowledgeable about the wines.

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Despite looking forward to a visit to the farm, we were extremely disappointed with the shocking lack of service. We tried several times to do a tasting, but left after 20 minutes. The farm is beautiful though, and really let down by the poor service.

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BKV1682, Marketing Management at Blaauwklippen, responded to this review

Dear Charles, Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that your visit to Blaauwklippen was not of the standard that we pride ourselves to. We assure you that this is not the norm. Please contact us at natascha@blaauwklippen.com, so that we may try and resolve this issue to the best of our ability. We apologise once again,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went for wine tasting with my partner and a friend on a Sunday afternoon. the waiter was super friendly and knowledgeable and the wines were delicious. The atmosphere with the live music outside was just perfect.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My partner and i decided to visit this well known winery this afternoon ( 15:00 ish on a saturday) and was sadly dissapointed about the lack of service, i counted over 10 staff ( with no other guest at the tasting centre at that point) however NO ONE approached us or asked if they could interest us in any kind... More 

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BKV1682, Marketing Management at Blaauwklippen, responded to this review

Dear Ulyn We are sorry to hear that your visit to Blaauwklippen was not of the standard that we pride ourselves to. We assure you that this is not the norm. Could you please contact us at natascha@blaauwklippen.com, so that we may try and resolve this issue to the best of our ability. We apologise once again, and look forward... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Visited recently and had the wine and chocolates tasting session, it was very well laid out and explained by our host. Really enjoyed the wines and bought a bottle. I would Recommend the wine and chocolate tasting to anyone visiting.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We just got back from lunch at the bistro and, considering platters are basically all they serve, they're pretty bad. The bread was stale and dry, the lettuce had seen better days, the charcuterie selection was okay but the pate was pretty sad and the cheese selection was a tiny piece of Brie and a few slices of Parmesan. Everything,... More 

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Dear Susan, Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that your visit to Blaauwklippen was not of the standard that we pride ourselves to. We assure you that this is not the norm. Could you please provide us with your contact details, or contact us at natascha@blaauwklippen.com, so that we may try and resolve this issue to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came here to have a wine tasting. The environment is very nice, although we expected something more from the gardens, which were advertised as good. The tasting itself was fantastic, with good explanations for each wine. We tried a classic, and chocolate/wine combination tasting. Very surprising, very good.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had the special pleasure of listening to the most awesome band that really took us down memory lane with great vocals and harmonies. The salmon salad was brilliant an we will definitely be back next Sunday.

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Address: R44, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 880 0133
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
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Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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