Entries now open for the 29th Annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition

This unique competition is open to all wine clubs and has been going strong for the past 29 years.  No expert wine knowledge is needed, just membership to a wine club, as well as a taste for good wine!  Except for the winning trophy, the best newcomer club will also be honoured,  to give clubs who have never entered before recognition, and to motivate them to enter.

For 2012, entrants will receive a selection of four wines from the 2011 vintage (Single Vineyard  Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel and Single Vineyard  Shiraz). The closing date for registration is Friday 20 April 2012 and a personal blend recipe  from each club must then be submitted to Blaauwklippen by 22 June 2012

At the estate, the cellar master will then make up all the entered blends, and a panel of judges select the four finalists.  These four finalists are invited to an exclusive lunch at Blaauwklippen on Friday 7 September  where the winner will be announced.

The winning blend will be bottled under the Blaauwklippen Barouche label and recognition will be given to the successful wine club on the back label.  The winning club and three finalists also win other great prizes, including wine, return airfares and accommodation for the weekend of the prize giving, and glassware from Vitria.

Registration fee:  R180  per wine parcel, including the four wines and a plastic measuring cylinder.

Transport and additional hampers excluded.

For more information contact Natalie at Blaauwklippen: (021) 880-8646 or blending@blaauwklippen.com


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