Through the Grape Vine

Food and Home Magazine feature

In the most recent Food and Home Magazine, Kleinood is offering a Hamper to one lucky reader. This is a highly desired two pack of  award-winning Tamboerskloof Syrah 2012 and De Boerin Extra Virgin Olive oil 2015 including a personalised tasting experience for two at Kleinood Farm. Click here to see the feature.



Features in local and international publications

Kleinood has been celebrated in various publications this year so far. The January edition of Woman and Home has featured our Tamboerskloof Rosé and our icon wine, Tamboerskloof John Spicer is mentioned in the February issue of Food and Home. Our De Boerin Extra Virgin Olive oil managed to get onboard the Mango in-flight magazine and the charming Kleinood homestead is explored in the most recent Russian AD Magazine (Architectural Digest). Click on the links above to learn more.


“The Latest Vintage” – Kleinood features in Period Living

In the most recent November edition of Period Living, the charming Kleinood homestead is explored: “Just around the bend of a dirt road that skirts rows of neat vineyards on Kleinood Fram, Libby and Gerard de Villiers’ charming home sits under a canopy of tall oak trees….” View the first page of the article here.



Kleinood is “Paradise Found” in the April/May edition of VISI

An article in the recent VISI, written by Libby de Villiers herself, takes the reader through the de Villiers’s journey of transition from living in Cape Town’s Tamboerskloof suburb to starting a new chapter in their lives at the Kleinood farm in Stellenbosch. Click here to see a part of the article.

Over and above the joy of seeing the photos of the property by Elsa Young, VISI Great Spaces gives readers the opportunity to experience the places featured in the magazine for themselves.

In the month of May VISI, in association with Saint-Gobain, will host an exclusive guided tour of Kleinood’s winery and gardens. Find out more here.

Our Syrah makes the “Pick of the bunch” in Wineland Magazine

One of the secrets of the Kleinood wines lies in picking at exactly the right time. The Syrah vineyards that make up the Tamboerskloof Syrah have been split into 23 parcels. Each year the team inspects the vineyards from an aerial perspective. This infrared survey of the vineyards allows us to determine vigour and ripeness of different areas in each block. Each area is then picked accordingly and blending components are then kept seperate until the are blended together after spending 20 months in French oak barrels. Another two years in bottle prior to release, ensures that the Syrah reaches the market once it is balanced and ready to be enjoyed.

In this month’s Wineland Magazine, our Tamboerskloof Syrah 2010 features as “Pick of the Bunch”, scoring a whopping 4.5/5 stars.  Click here to view the article.



A visitor’s Kleinood experience detailed

Ken Amendola, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits wine supervisor, tells of his visit to Kleinood: “…the tales of my trip…and what a trip it was! The first winery we visited is actually a wine I was not familiar with, Kleinood Winery in Stellenbosch, where Tamboerskloof wines and delicious De Boerin olive oil are made…”. Click here to read the full story.

Tamboerskloof John Spicer 2009 flies high

Look out for the April issue of SAWUBONA inflight magazine, in which you will find a snippet on the wine. Click here to read the article.  There is only a limited number of cases left at cellar door and you may also find this wine at select wine retail outlets like Wine Concepts near you.


Kleinood travels to Germany

Post a trip to Hamburg at the end of 2014, we’ve recently been mentioned in a number of German publications. Look out for Kleinood and Tamboerskloof Wines in your recent copies of Stern, Brigitte, AD and Kulinariker.

To read the snippet in the Stern Magazine click here.

For the article in the Brigitte Magazine read more here.

Click here to see the feature in the AD Magazine (Architectural Digest) and last, but not least…

To read the interview in the Kulinariker Magazine click here.


“Gerard de Villiers is a trained structural engineer turned process engineer and has worked on many winery projects in South Africa and the rest of the world, including California, France and the UK. He also planned and designed the winery and other buildings on his Stellenbosch property, Kleinood. He explains that when planning a new cellar, or upgrading an existing one, you need to consider two things – the winemaking process and the winemaking philosophy.”…


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House and Leisure

“What can I possibly tell you about Kleinood that won’t sound like mostly ‘ooooh’s’ and ‘aaaah’s’? Nevermind the wine (we’ll get to that in a moment), can we just talk about this farm?”


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Cape Town Etc

“It was a sweltering hot day in Stellenbosch when we arrived at the picturesque Kleinood Farm, just off Blaauwklippen Road, to a glass of graciously accepted Rosé and a group of people who, complete with Panama hats and floral skirts, looked all sorts of sophistication…”


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