Voorblad en vooruitgang


Samuel and Preston made the front page of this month’s Weg Platteland, summer swimming Swartland style (just yesterday I confessed my obsession with alliteration, see, I was not lying!)

Shot by Maree Louw, this cover makes us feel very ready for summer holidays.


While visiting the editors tried our new Caperitif and Swaan tonic water, I guess they approved as it features a few pages into the magazine.


Meanwhile, in the cellar we installed some new (well, Eben Sadie’s old is our new…) concrete Nomblot tanks – ou goed is hou goed. Exciting stuff, or as Jasper says “looks like a lot of work, they can’t exactly stay empty…”

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And the cellar is still forklift friendly…

ho ho ho and a bottle of Rosé

Here’s the season to drink pink, fa lalala laaaa….

Elle Decoration this month includes our Secateurs Rosé (and our extended family olive oil) in their list of great foodie xmas gift ideas…



The article claims the Rose is priced R285 at Giovanni’s. Drukfout! It is in fact only R69, so go get ‘em!ellefp

No rest for the wicked…

From one weekend to the next, you can’t keep Adi down.

In the trade? Keen to try some interesting wines?

Die Spogwjintoer alweer…

Adi Badenhorst from AA Badenhorst Family Wines and Secateurs

Adam Mason from Marvellous

Tyrrel Myburgh from Joostenberg

Beaumont Wines (in the absence of Sebastian)

present a tasting with a difference for trade and other interested punters at the 4&20 Café on Wolfe Street in the fancy part of Wynberg.

Expect unusual blends, barrel samples, lots of unlabelled bottles as well as the usual suspects.

When> Saturday, 15th November

From> 21h30 – late

Where> Four & Twenty Cafe, 23 Wolfe Street Chelsea Wynberg

021 762 0975


Bring a buddy

über it.


Here today, gone today!

The Ghost is back!

On Friday night at the annual Swartland Revolution in Riebeek Kasteel, we officially launched our new product, Caperitif.


Using Caperitif and the amazing products from our friends at Whitley Neill Gin and Fitch and Leedes Tonic water, we re-created some very tasty cocktails for the first time in decades.

Revolutionaries got to choose between four drinks (while some choose to try all four, numerous times)… On the counter stood two jars: Epic Tip Battles of History Jan Smuts vs Barney Barnato.


I believe oom Jan was winning when our dear friend David pulled over the bar and smashed Barney to pieces on the floor…

The four cocktails? Jan Smuts, Barney Barnato, Cape Cocktail and Cape and Gin. Three of those we adapted from recipes from the age old Savoy Cocktail book, the fourth we kind of made up. But that is a story for another post.

For now we are proud to announce that our latest product is ready to hit the market and will hopefully be in a bar or proper bottle store near you soon!

Baie dankie to:

Danish (yes, contrary to 10 000 misprinted back labels, he is not Norwegian – same same, but different) mixologist Lars Lyndgaard Schmidt who approached Adi early this year with the idea to recreate this illusive ingredient and  returned last week to run the bar.


Whitley Neil Gin / Fitch and Leeds Tonic and Inverroche Gin for the generous donation of product.

The five Malmesbury men who came to play barmen, all dressed up and ready to shake.

Herman Potgieter who hand painted the rather large and detailed copy of our label on short notice.

Profit from the bar will be used to improve conditions at the Anne Pienaar Memorial School just outside our farm entrance.


To place orders, please email aabadenhorstwine@gmail.com.

Bootleggers Ball Jol

It is Swartland Revolution week! The fifth annual Revolution weekend kicks off this Friday with lots of exciting things planned, as usual. A first for this year however is the in-house bar.

Friday night’s dinner will be a Bootleggers Ball and after dinner we get to host the exciting launch of our Caperitif in the form of a cash bar (all profits go towards our worthy social development projects).


Four cocktails that have literally not been made in almost a century, such as The Barney Barnato, The Cape Cocktail and The Jan Smuts (ok, we might have made that one up) are bound to keep the party going.


All cocktails will be R40, but please note that there are NO ATMs in Riebeek Kasteel at the moment (how quaint!?) so please fill that money clip from last year with some cash money before you depart your big city lives. Alternatively you can use Snapscan… (look at us!)

Lars, the Danish mixologist who contacted us early this year to collaborate to bring this ghost ingredient back to life, is in town and has been playing around with shakers, citrus and lots of interesting ingredients…

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I am so excited… I hope you are all ready!