Blaauwklippen Before & After

Blaauwklippen’s Before & After – Finding a Treasure in a Blunder

What started as a blending mistake, a few years ago, between a tank of Noble Late Harvest red wine and some brandy spirit in the cellar, turned into Blaauwklippen’s most beautiful ‘blending blunder’- the Before & After. Or also known as a Christmas-in-a-bottle experience.

Presented in the most eye-catching (and perfect gift) bottle, the aperitif is a blend of wood-matured red Noble Late Harvest and Blaauwklippen Potstill Brandy. Sensuous flavours of Christmas spices create the backbone of this brandy fortified aperitif.

With the colder weather we are currently experiencing, winemaker Narina Cloete suggests enjoying the Before & After on its own alongside a roaring fireplace after a long day, or as an after-dinner drink. It also works beautifully as an ingredient in cocktails or some dishes calling out for those Christmas spices.

Currently the Before & After is only available off the estate at R440 per bottle. For more information visit

Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine farms in Stellenbosch. Etched between ancient blue granite boulders on the slopes of mineral-rich mountain soils, they produce authentic wines in harmony with the simplicity of country living.