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We’re open again. Here’s what you need to know

Jun 3, 2020

The Black Oystercatcher wine shop on the farm is now OPEN.

And we’ll be selling our wine (including our reserve range and our Méthode Cap Classique) at our shop on the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm from Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm.

(We’ll be implementing all the safety requirements at the shop, including social distancing, and ensuring staff and customers wear cloth masks, and sanitize their hands as required).

Our coffee barista, Stanley Gudza, is also back at his station. So if you pop in, enjoy a take-away Beaver Creek coffee.

If you can’t get to the farm right now:

Remember: Our online shop is also OPEN. And you can have your favourite Black Oystercatcher wine and Fraser’s Folly craft beer delivered to your door. (We’re so grateful to everyone who supported us during the lockdown period on our online shop.)

(A quick note: If you have already ordered your wine, our distributors are working tirelessly to get to your order as quickly as they can. There’s a bit of a backlog of orders that they’re working through. Don’t worry though: Your wine will get to you as soon as possible.)

Here’s what we’ve been up to while you were away:

Covid-19 Food relief Programme

Working with fantastic partners, and through amazing funding support, we’re running a food relief programme. The programme is driven by the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (we’re a member).

By converting our Brewhouse equipment, we’re now cooking around 10,000 meals (delicious meat-based stew) a month for our communities most in need. (There’s a special focus on children from the most vulnerable households).

For us, this food relief programme is evidence of what can be done when we work together.

The Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area (NWSMA) is making this happen through wonderful support from Harry and Dorinda Moore. And so many other partners have come on board: Bruce Jack’s HeadStart Trust, Michael and Melissa van Breda (also NWSMA members), Grant Smuts (the Smuts Brothers), the Cape Agulhas Municipality, Antoinette Events and other local Overberg residents and farmers.

We’re so grateful for this support. It’s a way for us to not only feed hungry families; but also to provide livelihoods to our own Black Oystercatcher team (these staff members are our family).

Find out more on this food relief programme, and how you can get involved, here: www.nuwejaars.com.

Like so many in the tourism and hospitality sector, these have been 3 uncertain months for us.

That’s why we’re extremely grateful for your support during this time. We hope we’ll see you soon at the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm.

 

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#Waterscapes: The natural wonder of the Agulhas Plain

You depend on water – it’s the basis of life. The same goes for the Black Oystercatcher. But – because of our unique setting, we depend on an intricate water network. We don’t just turn on a tap. We connect with a vast water system that must function fully.

Because our #waterscapes are at the heart of our existence, we’re highlighting these natural wonders of the Agulhas Plain. It’s a tribute to our corner of earth in the Overberg – and the life-giving systems you’ll find here.

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