September 2013 - Wine Concepts
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September 2013


It was wonderful seeing so many of our customers and new friends last month at our Burgundy Lovers Festival in Johannesburg and the Seductive Sauvignons Festival in Cape Town. Thank you for being with us and for your warm reception to the producers who participated. Please diarise the 22nd of November when we celebrate our Champagne Festival at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa (further details will be in our October Newsletter).

The theory is now that September is here we are into Spring, but those of us living in the Cape know that we have weather rather than climate so doubtless we will be having lots more rain for our thirsty reservoirs and possibly even some snow – which has been known to fall up in early December on the mountains of the Western Cape.

However, some of the vines in the winelands are showing signs of Spring movement with buds greening up and there are many oak trees which are nearly in full leaf.

This month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious recipe of Sweet Corn, Chorizo and Goats Cheese Hot Cakes. Read about our in store offers and promotions, along with a couple of gourmet dinners as well as great competitions and excellent tastings from well known and newer estates. Please visit our website for details on our daily tastings.

We look forward to welcoming you back in one of our three stores soon!!

Whats up!

Flavour Focus at Wine Concepts Newlands – 27th September 2013
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on Merlot and Merlot Blends.

Amongst the wineries attending will be Creation, Sterhuis, Glenelly, Lyngrove Yonder Hill amongst others.

There is no charge so come and enjoy a glass or two before you buy at our discounted rates for one night only!!

Usana Wine Tasting Dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel
The luxurious Shangri La Hotel, near Modimolle (Nylstroom) and Bela Bela (Warmbaths), is offering a delightful weekend with Usana wines on the 5th October.
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Vineyard Hotel and Spa – Tastes of 2013 – fine wine dinners
This month focuses on the wines from the Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch with a gourmet dinner on the 20th September.
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Darling Flower Show 20th – 22nd September 09.00 – 17.00
Darling is well known for its fine wines but once a year around this time sees the area blossom with wild flowers and a visit to the Darling Wildflower Show is a must.
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Discover new wines in our stores

Cape Rock SMV 2012 @ R156.50
Blaauwklippen Barouch 1.5litre NV @R165.00
Domaine des Dieux “Rose of Sharon” MCC @ R162.00
Klein Constantia vin de Constance 2008 @ R603.50
Zorgvliet Enigma Pink @ R45.50

Kloof Street
Ghost Corner Sauv Blanc 2012 *Decanter Best Sauv Blanc over £15 in the World* R163.50
Ghost Corner The Bowline Sauv Blanc/Semillon 2012 R185.50
Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2012 R185.50
Man Vintners Sauv Blanc 2013 R57.50
Delaire Coastal Sauv Blanc 2012 R106.50

Blu Bird
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 @ R63.00
Ghost Corner Pinot Noir 2012 @ R185.00
Ghost Corner Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2012 @ R185.00
Ghost Corner The Bowline White Blend 2012 @ R185.00
Rijk’s Reserve Shiraz 2009 @ R259.00

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Newlands
We have free tastings at our Newlands Shop every day from 4pm till 6pm and on Saturdays from 11am till 2pm.

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Kloof Street
At our Kloof Street shop we have tastings Tuesdays to Friday from 4pm till 6pm and throughout Saturdays from 9am till 6pm.

Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Blu Bird
At our Blu Bird shop we have tastings Monday to Friday from 4pm till 7pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am till 2pm.

To see what we’ll be tasting every day, visit our events page on

Wine of the Week and food pairings on

Visit where Mike of Wine Concepts writes about a wine that he has enjoyed or discovered recently. Click here to read about this week’s choice. Enjoy reading through previous articles by visiting our website

Well known iafrica’s resident chef Henrie Geyser’s delicious weekly recipes are paired with a fine wine recommended by Mike. Visit for this week’s recipe and wine match.

Our September/ October
Wine Promotion
The luscious Runner Duck Red (Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tinta Barocca) is on promotion at R55.00 per bottle or R300 per case of 6 in all our three stores from now till end October.

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