The time has come for wine clubs to once again battle it out in the annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition

The winning blend will be sold under the BBC label in a Magnum (1.5 litre) bottle where all the blends of the individual wine clubs/societies will compete against each other. The top four scores of all entries will determine the semi-finalists. The four semi-finalists will then be invited to Blaauwklippen, where the winner will be announced at an award ceremony attended by selected guests and media.

For this year’s competition, the challenge is to blend an accessible wine with layers of fruit on the nose and pallet. Blenders will receive 4 base wines and all 4 must be used in the final blend.

The base wines are: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz and Petit Verdot.


  • No more than 30% Cabernet Franc, 50 % of each of the remaining components and a minimum of 5% of each component needs to be used.
  • For your blending purposes, we will be sending you a hamper containing a 750ml bottle of each of these 4 wines, along with a plastic measuring cylinder and the recipe rules.
  • Recipes need to be returned to us (via our website!) by latest Sunday 30 June 2020
  • We kindly ask you to keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact details.
  • Please note: Each club may only enter/register ONCE. You may, however, order more than one hamper per club, to ensure you enter your best blend.