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June 12, 2016

Breedekloof Wine Valley Newsletter June 16

I can’t believe it’s June. Winter is still finding its way into the Breedekloof Wine Valley, but the temperatures have dropped considerably and the nights and mornings are cool and crisp with mist hanging over the valley.
There is so much to love about winter, though – roaring fire places, a glass of your favourite Breedekloof red or hanepoot, planning your Soetes & Soup weekend…The Breedekloof Wine Valley is particularly beautiful this time of year and if you have an urge to get away, take advantage of the winter specials offered by our accommodation facilities, or join us for Soetes & Soup.
Father’s Day
June is also the month we celebrate that most important man in our lives – a little girls first love and a little boys hero for life – Dad. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, 19 June, we have some great wine specials for him!

Badsberg Chenin Blanc

Badsberg is offering 30% discount off their 2016 Chenin Blanc at only R26,60 per bottle. Treat Dad to a few cases!
Kirabo Private Cellar
Treat Dad to some special Kirabo Wines! For the month of June we are offering a bottle of Petit Verdot and Merlot + surprise for dad for only R120.
Botha Cellar
Botha Wine Cellar has just release their Late Bottled Vintage Port 2010. For only R55 per bottle, this is the perfect gift to keep the winter chills at bay!
Melissa’s @ Du Toitskloof
Melissa’s is having a buffet lunch for only R19-00 per 100g. The price includes a complimentary glass of wine and the buffet will include:
• Chicken, mushroom and leek pie • Lamb Curry • Roast Vegetables • Corn Fritters • Green Salad • Basmati Rice
Or if you prefer, there is also a 300g Rump Steak with chips and a 330ml Raw Craft Sneeukoppie Blond beer for only R120-00.

Tuning the Vine: Wednesday, 8 June
Can’t wait to get out to the Breedekloof Wine Valley? Don’t worry, we’re bringing our wines to you, in Cape Town.  Another chance to taste some excellent #chenin of various producers at 91 Loop Street.
Breedekloof Greening Project 2016

As part of the alien clearing that is done in the Breedekloof Wine Valley, we have partnered with the division Land Care of the Department of AgriCulture, Western Cape in a “Tree project”. This project sees the growth of indigenous trees that are bought by the farmers in the region and planted mostly in areas where alien clearing has taken place.
This year over 10 000 trees were bought by over 100 farmers from within our networks and partnerships. Trees will also be donated to various rural schools within the Breedekloof Wine Valley within the next 2 months, all of which are part of the Junior Land Care Project.
Farmers were invited to collect their trees at an information day held on Wednesday, 01 June, where a number of our partners had stalls and shared information on various projects with the producers.
Bergsig help om die Breerivier te verbeter
Bergsig Landgoed is ook besig om inheemse plante en bome in die Breerivier te vestig. Dit is deel van hul poging om die rivier na sy oorspronklike toestand te verbeter.
Daar word 20 verskillende bome en struike geplant. In totaal gaan daar ongeveer 6 000 plante hier geplant word en hulle doen dit met die hulp en raad van Johan van Biljon van Green Intaba.
Ander betrokke organisasies wat ook bydrae en hulp aanbied tot hierdie projek is: 1. Wes Kaap Dept. Landbou – Land Care 2. Dept. Omgewinsake & Ontwikkelings Beplanning 3. Breede Gouritz Catchment Management Agency 4. Wolseley Water Users Association.
Keep the winter chills at bay with a steaming cup of Red wine & Onion Marmelade soup, Chicken Curry soup, Chocolate soup, Waterblommetjie soup or traditional Vegetable soup – these are just a few of the soups being served at this year’s annual Breedekloof Soetes & Soup 2016 festival, taking place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July.
Your festival pass only costs R120 per person (children under 18: R60). This year there will once again be limited tickets available and tickets are only available online, so buy yours early at
Please note: No ticket sales at the wineries. Accommodation facilities are filling up fast and are offering a special for the weekend: stay 2 nights and your 3rd night is free.
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