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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Tickets to this year’s Swartland Revolution sold out in mere hours. Currently the waiting list is over 60 people deep…

We hope you got your tickets and we will see you in Riebeek in November.

Adi will not only be presenting one of his wines along one of his ultimate ‘hero wines’ during the Expert Opinions tasting but guests will also get to try our new vermouth experiments at dinner on Friday and some Badenhorst Brews during the beer break on Saturday.

Take a look at the SR website for a complete programme

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advocate report

Last night Adi casually mentioned the wine advocate ratings in conversation. Today I went to take a look at the latest scores and, while Adi will never ‘gooi’ them into a tasting or mention them at a trade show, I have to brag.

With a high score of 93 and the lowest score at 87 we score a whopping 90.8% average, something none of us can claim to ever have achieved in high school…

Below is a summery of the scores. Not to shabby hey Nige…

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