Stunning flowers, beautiful decorations and a lovely time at a wedding is what I think of when I think of Blaauwklippen Vineyards! With its lush gardens and “old school” feel, it is the perfect location for such an event. Now that I am a mommy, I also look for different things!

Blaauwklippen is one of the eldest wine farms near Stellenbosch and in March 2011 started their Family Market that is run on a Sunday. Here you can get organic products like veggies, yummy homemade jams and a wide variety of cheeses and olives, soaps, candles, clothes, jewellery and toys, just to mention but a few. There are also fun things to do for kids like pony rides and 2 jungle gyms, one close to the restaurant and the other where the wine centre is located and on Sundays a jumping castle for them to play on. The jungle gym, carriage rides and pony rides are available most days of the week and Blaauwklippen has lush gardens that provide a fabulous setting for a picnic that can be arranged with the chefs before you come.

Now for the adults they do have wine and also chocolate tasting where you can sample some of their delicious wines and it can be done in a formal setting or an informal setting where you can sit outside and watch the kiddies play. They also have a wine cellar tour that can be combined with the wine tasting to give you some background on where the wine comes from and as the farm itself has such history, it will tell you a bit more about the farm itself. The wine tasting is open every day except Christmas and New Years and can be great fun! Cellar Tours and tastings for groups more than 6 needs to be booked in advance! Imagine yourself sitting under the trees, a glass of wine in your hand and the sun shining while the kids run around and play! Perfection! If you are stuck for a gift, they also have a gift shop where you can buy all sorts of lovely goodies ranging from olive oils, soaps, aprons to some of their fantastic bottles of wine, just to mention a few. You can even make up your own gift packs from the available selection and have it nicely wrapped. They also have a cosy dining restaurant with its Cape- inspired menu and fresh produce that will have your mouth watering. They are closed during winter on Mondays and Tuesdays, re-opening on 1st September for 7 days a week. Pre booking is advised.

We have a great competition with Blaauwklippen Vineyards where you can win a bottle of Blaauwklippen Barouche Magnum 2007! This wine was the winning blend of the 2008 Blending Competition, submitted by the Wine Tasters’ Guild of South Africa from Cape Town. It is full bodied, well structured and well integrated wine and perfect for any occasion! To enter this competition, Like Both Blaauwklippen’s Facebook Page as well as Baby Bugs ‘n Berries and share this post. If you have liked our page already, like this post! Competition closes on the 18 August and is only open to South African residents.

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