Winter shows visitors to the Cape that our vineyards are starting to be pruned and will eventually look like rows of soldiers in the lush green grass that has grown around them as a result of recent winter rains. The dams are filling and we look forward to more to come as well as colder weather, which all helps the vines to rest over the winter. The Cape is in good shape and so are our wines!
Please diarise Friday 4th September for our popular annual Seductive Sauvignon Festival at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa, Newlands, Cape Town from 5pm – 8pm…details to follow.
For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Chicken cooked in Cider & Calvados. We have an interesting line up of new wines in our stores, along with excellent tastings from well-known and newer estates. Please visit our website www.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our daily tastings upcoming events in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
We look forward to welcoming you back in one of our three stores soon!!
Flavour Focus evening for July at Newlands
Our theme for our Flavour Focus this month is Shiraz and Shiraz-based blends.
On the 31st July 4pm – 7pm we will have wines from Wintersdrift, Edgebaston, Black Oystercatcher, D’Aria, Tamboerskloof and Newton Johnson.
There is no charge so come and enjoy a glass or two before you buy a few bottles to take home!!
Silly Saturday at Blu Bird – 8th August
Join us on Saturday 8th August for our Silly Saturday tasting. We will be offering magnificent wines from Rietvallei and Waterford with an opportunity for you to win spot prizes from 10am till 4pm.
So diarise this date and have a glass of wine, a little snack while enjoying a lovely day with us. Everybody’s welcome and you can stay as long as you like to get the most out of it. We’ll have lucky draws and special prices throughout the day.
Abalone House celebrates its 2nd Birthday with Reubens
Many a parent can share stories of “the terrible two’s”, a time when toddlers brought the house down! At Abalone House and Spa in Paternoster, the upcoming second birthday of its Reuben’s Restaurant and Healing Earth Spa is a celebration worth bringing down the house – and changing the mystic catchphrase to an upbeat exclamation of The Terrific Two’s!
Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2015 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of fine Wine Dinners for 2015. Friday 17th July will focus on the wines from Rickety Bridge and on the 31st July will be an evening with De Grendel wines.
|Discover new wines in our stores|
Blu Bird – Gauteng
David Sadie Chenin Blanc 2014 @ R270
Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2014 @ R195
Grangehurst Rose 2014 @ R71
La Bri Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 @ R185
The Drift Pinot Noir 2012 @ R637
Kloof Street – Cape Town
Thorne and Daughters Zoetrope Chardonnay 2014 @ R259.50
Cederberg Tripack: Sauvignon Blanc from Longavi Chile 2013, Ghost Corner 2013 and Cederberg 2013 @ R299.00
Donovan Rall Red 2013 @ R243.50
David Finlayson Camino Africana Cabernet Franc 2013 @ R298.50
Chateaux Biré Bordeaux Superieur 2011 @ R192.50
Newlands – Cape Town
Tierhoek Grenache 2012 @ R123.00
Slanghoek The Barber Semillon @ 2013 R171.00
Signal Hill Cinsault 2012 @ R70.00
Freedom Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2015 @ R73.00
Axe Hill LBV Port 2009 @ R192.00
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|Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts|
Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Newlands
We have free tastings at our Newlands Shop every day from 4pm till 7pm and on Saturdays from 11am till 2pm.
Wine Tastings at Wine Concepts – Kloof Street
At our Kloof Street shop we have tastings Mondays to Friday from 4pm till 7pm and throughout Saturdays from 12pm till 3pm.
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.
For tasting details visit our events page on www.wineconcepts.co.za