Pink Friday!

The world goes black and we go pink… since everyone is aparently looking for a good deal today, we’re giving you
6 x Secateurs Rosé 2018 for only R300!
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To the public, South Africa only, till midnight. 
For the local trade, till the end of November.
VAT is included and so is gratis delivery.
simply email denise@wineadmin.co.za with your order! 
 
As we mentioned earlier this week – the Secateurs Rosé has had a facelift and is a stunning summertime wine, so get your holiday stock, today.

Change and a holiday

Our Secateurs Range has been with us since the beginning. Often referred to as our ‘entry level wine’ it ticks all the boxes in that category – easy to find, easy to drink, easy to buy and easy to understand.

But, 2018 marks ten years of the Badenhorsts on the Paardeberg and it brought with it a few changes – even to ye old faithful.

– The Rosé

Die Rosé was die laatlammetjie, the youngest of the three kids. This year it got a bit of a facelift. A pink wine with a blue label. No gender stereotyping here…

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100% Cinsault juice – we are currently on the 2018 vintage and it is quite frankly perfect for summer days around the pool or with a sea breeze in the air.

– The Red

Our Secateurs Red Blend has gone from being Shiraz based [Shiraz (56%) Cinsault (22%) Grenache (21%) Tinta Barocca (1%)] to new a blend dominated by Cinsault (82%) [with Shiraz (10%) and Grenache (8%)].

As Adi says: “We’ve turned the Red Blend a bit upside down, actually helemal bollemakiesie. Why? Because Cinsault is a fabulous grape and always a pleasure to drink. We have lots of Cinsault bushvines on Kalmoesfontein and so do the neighbouring farmers…”

And, this post is a thing because we were all in the office together and Hanneke said – “I think people should know that this is a much more ‘summer red wine’…”

So here you have it folks!

– The Chenin Blanc

Is the Chenin Blanc and will always be the Secateurs Chenin Blanc. It might be called Steen occasionally and, if you believe the internet, this one is widely regarded as the best value for money Chenin out there. aa-badenhorst-secateurs-chenin-blanc-2018.jpg

Drink lots of it this silly season!

These wines are a part of our family and we hope you enjoy many bottles of it with your family as the year races to an end!

 

Hip hip Heritage

A few pictures from last weekend’s second Swartland Independent Producers’ Heritage Festival in Paternoster.

While we all had lots of fun we realise we can do better and have since had a few serious meetings themed around “what it all means” and “how we can be a better collective of independents” while representing the real gees and offering of the Swartland.

Thank you to everyone who attended and anyone who gave feedback and input. The SHF will be back, with a bang, next November. Watch this space.

Credit:

Hosted by: The Swartland Independent Producers  | Event organisers: Studio_H

Creative director: Cornelia Badenhorst | Decor: Kick Bang Omnific

Photographer: Maree Louw | Location: Paternoster Vismark

 

Pizza please!

Years of anticipation has paid off – we have our own wood fired pizza oven on the farm.

Charl and Semma have been rolling dough and treating guests to fresh from the oven pizzas, and you can come too!

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Pizza and wine, views and sunsets… what more? For details contact Semma@aabadenhorst.com.

#SHF18 is coming…

The annual Swartland Independent (SIP) Heritage Festival is coming soon!

Once more taking place over the first weekend of November in the beautiful west coast town of Paternoster – this year’s edition features some interesting speakers and sought after chefs, alongside the SIP winemaking legends, obviously.

On the international speakers (and pourers) list this year we have Tom Lubbe of Domaine Matassa in Roussilon, France and Taras Ochota of Ochota Barrels in South Australia, mate.

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Lubbe at Matassa is well known for working with small parcels of very old vines, using biodynamic practices and making wines with no additives or processing aids. Sound familiar?

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While Taras Ochota will bring another epic beard and insight into the similarities (and differences) between what we know here in the Swartland and a life of surfing and making beautiful holistic wines with his wife Amber in the Adelaide Hills.

All tastings, drinks, talks and meals are included in your ticket and over the course of the weekend the food will be prepared by Cape Town favourite Ash Heeger, food camp champ Suzi Holtzhausen and Weskus local legends Oep ve Koep.

And to round it all off Valiant Swart and his guitar will bring some entertainment to the mix.

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There are still a few tickets available at R2950pp, so get on that – available on quicket (click here!) and for more info you can mail rsvp@studio-h.co.za.

 

Special single vineyards – part 1

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We recently had some fact sheets made for our wines and I would now like to share some of the information, especially of the special single vineyards we make wine from.

For our first post we take look at the history of the Raaigras Grenache – since we just celebrated this grape and vineyard! – Ramnasgras Cinsault and Piet Bok se Bos Steen vineyards.

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Episode two coming soon. This is an AA Badenhorst exclusive;)

Grenache groupies gathering

Last Friday we hosted a small International Grenache Day get together on Kalmoesfontein – I mean, we are home to the oldest Grenache vineyard in the country…

It was all very formal as we kicked off with speeches and PowerPoint data graphs, but it quickly dissolved into just a sharing of a few bottles of wine made from a great grape.

Callie and his smoker made sure we got some food in our bellies – always a winner.

Meanwhile:

horse stables are being turned into accommodation

and the foundations for the new cool room are in

Never a dull moment out here!

Welcome to the club!

So we did it, we came up with an outline for our wine club!

But what does it all mean? Well, we want to offer our club members:

– First choice on our wines, pre-release, at trade prices.

– First choice on rare bottlings, older vintages and magnums as we dig them out of our cellar.

– Discount on all accommodation bookings on the property.

– First option and invites to all farm tastings, lunches & events (including our legendary annual OesAf harvest party…)

– An invite to our annual wine club event (we’ll change up the season every year so you get to experience them all)

– First notice of events we will be attending or hosting in your city.

– Free delivery on 12 or more bottles of selected wines or orders over R4000, SA only.

But note, even with us, Ts&Cs apply…

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The First Official Offer that went out was for BIG bottles:

Ramnasgras Cinsault 2012 in magnum (1.5l)  – only 24 available.

Raaigras Grenache 2012 in magnum (1.5l)  – only 24 available.

Dassiekop Steen 2016 in double magnum (3l)  – this vintage of the single vineyard Chenin Blanc was only ever bottled in 3l – and there were(!) only 18 available.

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To join this very elite club (no club card yet, sorry) send Helena a mail on aabadenhorstwine@gmail.com and we’ll take it from there.

 

Join the club!

We’re used to setting trends, but this month we’re following one.

We are starting a Family Wine Club! Yup – join our inner circle and be the first to hear about events we host and take part in; wines we release (and don’t release further than the stoep of the old house); accommodation we open and other cards we find up our sleeves.

To join, fill out our lovely google form by clicking HERE. This will give us some more information about you before we customise our offer (to be honest, we havent quite figured it all out). BUT we are planning on hosting our first Wine Club Event on 26 August and there will be only 30 spots so JUMP <click click>.

Once you have filled out the form we will contact you with more event and club information. South Africans only for now. Jammer.