Cellar2Cellar Trail Run inspires the introduction of a Tamboerskloof Rosé

Wednesday, 28 August, 2013
Not only does the Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine Experience give trail runners and wine lovers the opportunity to wine their way through the picturesque Blaauwklippen Vineyards, but this much loved event has also inspired the inclusion of a refreshingly fruity Rosé to the Tamboerskloof range of wines.
“Kleinood has been part of the Cellar2Cellar Trail Run since its inception,” says Thelma Du Plooy, Kleinood Marketing Manager. “Kleinood , the home of Tamboerskloof Wines, is a small family owned farm that produces wine and olive oil. Four years ago we only had our flagship red wine, Tamboerskloof Syrah and our white wine, Tamboerskloof Viognier. With the Cellar2Cellar Trail Run taking place during spring we toyed with the idea of a lighter styled wine that would be easy and fun to enjoy during the 12km run/walk. Gunter Schultz, our winemaker, then made 500 bottles of a 100% Shiraz based Rosé using only grapes from the farm. Unlabelled, the Rosé was literally just bottled for the Cellar2Cellar Trail Run. This small folly of ours proved to be a huge success by all accounts as participants kept coming back to the farm to purchase the wine which was according to them the best Rosé ever.”

“Thanks to this demand, in 2012 we officially launched the Tamboerskloof Katharien Syrah Rosé. There aren’t many 100% Shiraz Rosé wines available on the market,” continues Du Plooy.

“We always look forward to the Cellar2Cellar day, as it is a wonderful opportunity to introduce the farm to both local and foreign friends of Kleinood. This year is no exception. It is always a pleasure to receive the costumed walkers, serious runners and exhausted stragglers on the farm and share in the exuberance and laughter surrounding this fun, family event on what is usually a beautiful fresh spring day in the Blaauwklippen valley.”

Produced in small volumes, the Tamboerskloof Katharien Syrah Rosé retails at R65.00 a bottle and is available from Kleinood and selective fine wine shops and delis in Cape Town.

EVENT INFORMATION: Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine Experience

Starting and finishing at Blaauwklippen, participants can choose between a fun 12km Wine Experience, a 12km Trail Run and a 20km Trail Run.

 DATE:  Saturday, 7 September 2013
 VENUE:  Starting and finishing at Blaauwklippen (off the R44 between Stellenbosch  and Somerset West)
 FORMAT  12km Trail Run (includes no wine tasting)
   20km Trail Run (includes no wine tasting)
   12km Wine Experience (includes Wine tastings of all 6 Wine Estates)
START TIME:  07h30 / 12km Trail Run
   07h30 / 20km Trail Run
   From 08h00 / 12km Wine Experience
ENTRY FEE:  R150 / 12km Trail Run
   R190 / 20km Trail Run
   R315 / 12km Wine Experience

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For more information on Kleinood and its Tamboerskloof Wines visit www.kleinood.com. For further information or to enter the Cellar2Cellar Trail Run & Wine Experience visit www.cellar2cellar.co.za, contact Agne Du Plessis on 082 517 4799 or email entries@iqela-events.co.za