Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen Vineyards is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa and has erected and opened a modern glass structure on its grounds, aptly named the Glass House.
The wine farm has also revamped two of the estate’s existing accommodation facilities to provide an ideal event location.
Nestled on the vineyard-covered slopes of Stellenbosch, Blaauwklippen partnered with KRAAK Wedding Coordination & Events to incorporate these various transformations.
The Manor House and Jonkerhuis accommodation facilities were those that were refurbished. The rooms were redecorated with floral designs and moody hues by Ressource Interiors.
The Manor house caters to large families or wedding parties as it hosts ten rooms.
KRAAK Founder and Art Director, Hannes Maritz, comments on the importance of bringing the heritage of Blaauwklippen to life in the new designs and renovations.
“Blaauwklippen’s heritage has resonated through the winelands for over 300 years, which makes this place extremely special. We hope to share this history with our guests and friends as we look at Blaauwklippen with a new vision – heritage re-imagined. KRAAK and the Blaauwklippen team aim to make dreams a reality with our event experience and unique event concepts on one of the most historic farms in the country,” says Maritz.
The Glass House, a newly built structure at the estate, is an idyllic and contrasting addition to the wine farm.
Placed in grass fields with surrounding mountains, the Glass House is a contemporary structure that invites the beauty of nature inside.
The Glass House’s restrooms are built from repurposed wine fermentation tanks, adding to the architectural ingenuity of the structure.
Additional improvements and developments were made to Blaauwklippen’s Bistro and the tasting room, adding a touch of the modern to the historical estate.