Fruit of the Vine

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Blaauwklippen Vineyards, Stellenbosch, Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa.

Three centuries ago the farm was named after the granite rocks about the estate which appear quite blue after overnight rain. They’re another reminder of our heritage – the Manor House, the deep-seated vine roots and the generations of people who built this farm with hard work and faith. Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest working wine farms in South Africa. It was once owned by Cecil John Rhodes, albeit for only a short time. All the buildings are original but beautifully restored, including the Carriage Museum, which houses a collection of antique carriages.

A Dutch potter began farming at Blaauwklippen and in the years that followed it was home to many hard-working owners. The Jonkershuis was built to accommodate one such owner’s 12 children. We are inspired by our proud heritage and romantic past because we believe some of the old traditions are still as valid now. We approach farming with the same respect for nature – we take our time. We trust in the skill of our people to create superb, world-class wines. And we have a bit of fun as well.

Wine Tastings

Daily from 09h00 through 17h00 (Sundays until 16h00). Cellar tours by appointment only. Daily from 10h00 to 16h00 (Sundays until 15h00). Closed on Christmas and New Years Day.

Barouche Restaurant

Open daily from 09h00 through 17h00 (Closed on January 1

Blaauwklippen is on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, which is on the N2 east of Cape Town, which is at the intersection of the N2 with the N1 and the N7.

Contct:   Box 54
Stellenbosch
7599
South Africa
Telephone: +27 (21) 880 0133
Fax:  +27 (21) 880 0136
Email: hospitality@blaauwklippen.co.za
Web: www.blaauwklippen.com

 

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Last update: 2014-03-19 04:18
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