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Blaauwklippen

R44, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
+27 21 880 0133
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Go on Sunday

This is a gem. In the grounds is a well organised market with gifts and a huge array of food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sarzit11
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UK
Family friendly market

Blaauwklippen market is a lovely outing for anyone. The variety of food stalls meet most taste and... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
DizzyC0306
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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R44, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem. In the grounds is a well organised market with gifts and a huge array of food stalls - BBQ meat, Greek, pancakes, smoothies, gin, beer, Thai...the list goes on. The deli stalls are lovely too. Loads of benches and tables to...More

Thank sarzit11
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Blaauwklippen market is a lovely outing for anyone. The variety of food stalls meet most taste and dietary requirements. There's plenty to keep the kiddies occupied. Take a blanket and enjoy the food picnic style or sit at the tables under the trees and listen...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Beautiful place to visit and enjoy an afternoon. The grounds are beautiful and there were rides for children, families enjoying picnics in the shade and a market open as well. We enjoyed a group tasting session, sampling delicious wines and then an outdoor lunch with...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Market offer a great Sunday outing!good food! Purchased a slice of chocolate cake and Chocolate cheese cake from the cake stall..can't remember when last I have purchased such Exceptional QUALITY!Great vibes!

Thank shannon j
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Live music, excellent artisan foods, wines, craft beers and gin makes for a chilled Sunday. We were supposed to leave CT for Vic Bay but ended up staying an extra few hours just relaxing and enjoying the vibe. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to this wonderful little market last year for our first time and had to come back. They offer everything from handcrafted goods to animalskins and delicious foods. Sitting under the old trees in the shade drinking a glass of wine from Blaauwklippen is...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We came here for the macaron and wine tasting. What an experience! Would absolutely recommend it. The staff were very pleasant.

Thank Alexanderkurtz
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Worst gin tasting ever. They clearly don't understand gin and it's flavours. Mixing african botanical gin with cucumber slices and pink tonic, mixing the citrus gin with dry lemon again totally wrong. Very sad for a farm that produces it's own gin but staff have...More

Thank Marc G
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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We've been here many many times. For wine tasting, tour, dinner, Picknick. With friends, family or simply as a couple. We convinced our friends to come here for late lunch. How terribly disappointing it was! Service was terribly slow and unattentive. "Sorry we ran out...More

Thank timm1203
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Great outting and a must gor a Sunday interesting items for sales outstanding food wine and coffee with some great music by local artists

Thank mikeaJ3743LD
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