Pizza & a show

Here it is, our first First Fridays pizza night with a show:


Gerald Clark is back on home grounds, joined by some of the SA’s best musicians for a show that is heartfelt, soulful, stomping and loaded with years of experience playing his brand of Blues and Love Songs on stages all over the world.

R300pp gets you a pizza, a welcome drink by Huis van Chevallerie and this unique Gerald Clark show.

Cash bar, lots of fun. Only 100 tickets.

4 March 2022, pizza from 7pm, show starts at 8.

Book via Helena on aabadenhorstwine@gmail.com.

Tastings during harvest time…

OK fine, we’ll do it…

Harvest time is hectic on the farm and obviously our top priority is to make wine from ripe grapes. But too many of you still want to come taste those wines, so we’ll compromise.

We (note NOT a winemaker or cellar crew member) will offer tastings twice a week during harvest.

11:30 on Wednesdays or Fridays

followed by our daily staff lunch.

At R350pp you get the tasting and whatever is on the menu that day (always meat/fish + side veg + salad + fresh farm bread + a glass of wine + coffee).

To book, contact Semma@aabadenhorst.com

Grenache Day 2021

Hey hey it’s Grenache Day… and since Kalmoesfontein is home to the oldest known Grenache vineyard in the land, planted in 1952(!) we usually celebrate 17 September pretending it is Raaigras’ birthday. This year the twelve long rows of Grenache Noir turns 69!

So we went looking for other cool things that happened in 1952… Like television’s first magazine-format program, the Today Show, made its debute on NBC with Dave Garroway hosting.

The Original Moulin Rouge movie hit the big screens, Patrick Swayze (may his soul dance in peace) and Jeff Goldblum (“Nice To Meet You, Mr. Dude”) were born and Capt. Vincent H. McGovern and 1st Lt. Harold W. Moore made the first transatlantic helicopter flight (July 15–31).

All good reasons to raise a glass and say a big CHEERS.

Laduuuuuma…

Laduma” (literally, “it thunders” in the Zulu language) is the unique exclamation used by South Africans to celebrate a goal scored in soccer. (source)

Today I’m using it to announce our Tim Atkin scores…

Adi doesn’t make wine for awards or scores and we never enter any competitions (actually I lie, Adi and Hanneke made a sweet wine specifically for a competition this year because the prize is The Jan Smuts Award, but that’s a whole other story, which in itself explains our approach to awards).

You will find no stars or medals stuck on our bottles and no braggy social media posts announcing scores… But, from the marketing and sales side we’re sneaking in this post because we often get asked for scores and we think our 2021 SA report card from Tim Atkin is worth a blogpost.

From 90 points for Secateurs Rosé 2021 (which has a cellar door price of R80 and got a special mention as Best Value Rosé) to THREE wines (Kelder- & Klip Kop Steen and Ringmuur Cinsault), scoring 96 points, we feel like proud parents who want to brag with their kids’ achievements, even if they roll their eyes.

So below you can see how we scored.

Casual. Have a nice weekend, drink good wine.

Jamming with food

We’re happy to announce our ongoing wine sponsorship of Cape Town based Food Jams’ Pro Cook Classes. The series of pro cooking classes for not so pro cooks takes place (almost) every Wednesday in Salt River. The next few classes are about baking skills:

But the future also holds lessons on meat, sea food, foraging and more. Check it out on their website and enjoy a few glasses of Secateurs on us, while learning new skills. Winning.

A rabbit (pie) from a box for Father’s Day

Pull a rabbit pie, some wine, pecan pies and more from a box for an easy and delicious Father’s Day feast.

A win for mom and dad – no cooking, just bake and celebrate.

Our Father’s Day Box is a meal for four and includes:

A 375ml Curator Red Wine (a wine ususlally just made for export)

Fresh bread and cultured butter (churned by Hanneke Kruger)

One frozen Kalmoesfontein Rabbit Pie (by Charl Badenhorst)

Kalmoesfontein Chutney (a la Judy Badenhorst)

Two Pecan Tarts, by Mond Vol Soet (made with shortcrust pastry and huge pecan halves from Lowerland Organic Farm in Prieska) delivered frozen with instructions to heat.

Charl’s famous vanilla ice-cream.

R750 per box includes delivery.

To order, fill out this form.

For more info see Instagram.