The owners of three boutique wine farms grant limited access to their valley on Saturday 8 June.
Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the rolling hills, mystical river and lush greenery of the Upper Blaauwklippen Valley are home to some of the most serene wine country landscapes in South Africa. It’s this rustic country charm that draws visitors to the Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners’ tasting, to share in the passion for fine wine and terroir with the owners of the wine farms themselves. This years’ experience takes place on Saturday the 8th of June from 11am to 4pm.
A visit to the Upper Blaauwklippen Vintners’ tasting feels like an escape to the country visiting friends, where you’ll hear the stories behind the wines and the farms, relax and meander through vineyards – glass-in-hand – or hop on the free shuttle provided on the day to explore all aspects of this hidden gem.
You’ll join the owners and winemakers of three boutique, family-owned farms – Kleinood, Keermont and De Trafford – as they provide guests with rare access to their farms to taste newly-released, hand-crafted vintages, as well as rare and coveted vinoteque wines.
‘As like-minded producers we all strive for the lightest footprint on the landscape with our small, sustainable vineyards and wineries. I feel you can’t make great wine without being in touch with nature, and in our valley, the beauty of nature is inescapable and reflected in all our wines,’ says David Trafford, owner of De Trafford wine farm.
The Upper Blaauwklippen vintners have been heralded by SA’s leading wine experts including Roland Peens of Wine Cellar fine wine merchants as some of the finest producers of Syrah the country has to offer. Indeed, these very varietals originating from the Rhône – Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache – as well as others such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot seem to flourish best in this valley, bringing the vineyard to bottle in each of the farm’s distinct fine wines.
Dates and Location:
11:00 – 16:00, Saturday the 8th of June 2019
Upper Blaauwklippen Valley
Just off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West
R600 per person
Book your tickets by emailing email@example.com
Wiena Van Wyk 021 880 2527
Tickets are limited.
Please drink responsibly and make use of Uber services.