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Terroir Parfum of Kleinood Farm by de Boerin

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On Kleinood we have always put terroir first in the wine we make. So too, it is ever present in our olive oil, verjus and honey. Why then, if one could taste terroir, could one not wear it and smell it…
The Kleinood Farm Tasting Room

The Tasting Room on Kleinood Farm

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The tasting room on Kleinood is a homely extension of the winery. It captures the intimate and inviting spirit of this small and precious farm. Here we pour our beloved Tamboerskloof wines for family, friends, fans, foreigners and critics alike.…
The Kleinood Forest

The Kleinood Forest

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If you go down to the woods today... Introducing the most beautiful place on earth. The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Is…
Kleinood Tamboerskloof Wines Die Pierewaaiers

Introducing (die pierewaaiers) = the dandies

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A collection of rare Tamboerskloof wines inspired by the exceptional grapes that cross our path. Made in the Kleinood Winery. These are small batch wines that are not easily available, and not necessarily made every year. Nattily dressed, (the dandies)…
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News Letter Summer 2023/4

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Summer, red violin, clear cloud, a buzz saw or cicada precedes you, the vaulted sky, smooth, shiny as an eye, and under your gaze, summer, fish from the infinite sky flattering elytron, lethargic bee belly, devilish sun, terrible and paternal…
de herder red blend by kleinood farm

introducing de herder red blend by kleinood farm

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a red blend by kleinood farm "He patiently walks the pastures in search of the best grazing for his flock." The word shepherd derives from Old English sceaphierde / sceap or sheep, and hierde meaning herder. The dutch de herder is…
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Rosé-Tinted Glasses

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Introducing: The Kleinood Tamboerskloof Katharien Syrah Rosé 2023 After each harvest, our beloved Tamboerskloof Katharien Rosé is the first wine to leave the Kleinood winery. But, don't be fooled: to make this rosey wine is a very involved process. It takes years…
The Kleinood Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2009 Artist: Beezy Baily

News Letter Spring 2023

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On a May Saturday in 1853, Emily Dickens writes to her brother, Austin:   “Today is very beautiful — just as bright, just as blue, just as green and as white, and as crimson, as the cherry trees full in…
Greening Kleinood

Greening Kleinood

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With love, from Kleinood
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The de Boerin Way

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The image, by Vincent van Gogh, representing de Boerin, is not of a successful and enterprising woman, but that of an unassuming peasant woman working the land, alone against a stark landscape - a humble being quietly going about her daily…
Kleinood Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah artwork by Katharien de Villiers

News Letter Winter 2023

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"I think that you will all agree that we are living in most interesting times. I never remember myself a time in which our history was so full, in which day by day brought us new objects of interest, and,…
Kleinood de Boerin Clothing

The Calico Rail by de Boerin

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A collection of timeless garments for women who do The shapes are timeless and forgiving - simple, free and unassuming. The fabric is fresh, natural and honest. Shop The Collection Muses Annetjie Boom was a farmer, innkeeper and restaurateur in the Cape in 1665. She…

Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2016

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Capturing a special place and moment in time - a story of sun and rain, and wind, and soil - to dance in the magic and method of our winery. Listen while you read: The Kleinood Nocturne The Wine Introducing…

Harvest 2022 News Letter

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Lord: it is time. The summer was immense. Lay your shadow on the sundials and let loose the wind in the fields. Bid the last fruits to be full; give them another two more southerly days, press them to ripeness,…
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In The Spring Of Twenty Twenty-One

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  There was dirt once, an entire earth That clung to our bare feet when it rained, Scorched them when it hadn’t, Coated our arms when it rose With the dry, furious wind. How obvious, I thought then, That it…
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Winter Water Parfum

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On Kleinood farm we have always put terroir first in the wine we make. So too, it is ever present in our extra virgin olive oil and honey. Why then, if one could taste terroir, could one not wear it and smell…

Adornments by de Boerin

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de Boerin brings you poppies - small silver adornments made by hand with love, to wear with joy. Women and the bountiful, natural offerings from the Kleinood land was the inspiration behind the objects and extracts that would capture the…
Tamboerskloof Syrah 2017 (2)

Tamboerskloof Syrah 2017

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The newly released Tamboerskloof Syrah 2017 awarded 96 points at 2021 Decanter Wine Awards It is with great excitement we wish to report a resounding 96 points awarded for our flagship Tamboerskloof Syrah 2017 in the recently announced 2021 Decanter Wine Awards…
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A Sensorial Celebration with the Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2015

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This year we are celebrating Kleinood's twenty first birthday. To commemorate our coming of age, we are launching the sixth vintage of our flagship Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah in a way we have never explored before... Kleinood is not only…

In The Summer Of Twenty Twenty

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John Steinbeck writes on January 1, 1941: "Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less chance of being happy. It’s as though the whole race were indulging in a kind of species introversion –…

Harvest Twenty Twenty

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“Meanwhile, in this blink of existence bookended by nothingness, we busy ourselves with survival and with searching for beauty, for truth, for assurance between the bookends. The feeling of that search is what we call meaning. Suffering — biological and…

In The Spring Of Twenty Nineteen

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“A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period — When March is scarcely here A Colour stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science cannot overtake But Human Nature feels. It waits upon the Lawn,…

In The Winter Of Twenty Nineteen

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I Midwinter spring is its own season Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown, Suspended in time, between pole and tropic. When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire, The brief sun flames the ice, on pond and ditches, In…

Kleinood Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2013

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The making of Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah wine is underpinned by a dedication to producing a singular and intensely personal wine of the highest quality. In our cellar winemaking is alchemy. It is wind, rain and soil mysteriously absorbed by…
Harvest Twenty Nineteen

Harvest Twenty Nineteen

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Wine and Weather (Is that not what wine farmers talk about?) The first grapes on Kleinood were harvested on Tuesday 22 January, when we picked the small amount needed for the 2019 Verjus, which was then bottled three days later.…
Kleinood Tamboerskloof Wine Packaging

Our Latest Packaging Awards

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Packaging Awards Tamboerskloof Katharien Rosé “Congratulations on your success in the Harpers Wine & Spirit Design Awards 2013. I’m delighted to confirm you’ve achieved a SILVER medal for the best-designed rose! There were only 2 medals awarded in total for…
Harvest Twenty Eighteen

Harvest Twenty Eighteen

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Too many things have been in the way of writing this newsletter. Right now, it feels as if it should still be March or, at worst, May, but definitely not November. We started so many projects and so many things…