August 2016 - Wine Concepts
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August 2016

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This month we look forward to welcoming you to our Winter Warmer Wine Festival at Lifestyles on Kloof, Cape Town on the 12th August from 16.00 – 20.00…see details below.


In September it’s time to taste seductive Sauvignons and we celebrate the 14th year of this exclusive Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Festival which takes place in Cape Town at The Vineyard Hotel in Claremont on Friday 2nd September from 5.00pm till 8.00pm. For more details see below…


The results for the Diners Club Wine List Awards 2016 were announced recently and we congratulate our clients who won awards in the following categories:

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat – Diamond Award
Abalone House – Platinum Award
Miarestate Lodge – Gold Award

These prestigious awards recognise the foremost wine lists in Southern Africa. The achievement thereof is highly regarded by the hospitality industry and public alike.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Chicken in cider and Calvados . We have an interesting line up of new wines in our stores, along with excellent daily tastings from well-known and newer estates. Please visit our for details on our tastings and upcoming events at both our Newlands and Kloof Street stores.

Discover new wines in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Bartho Eksteen Wijnskool Shiraz 2014 R103.50
Newton Johnson Granum 2014 R263.50
Louis Buckleberry Sauvignon Blanc 2015 R81.50
Alheit Hemelrand Vine Garden 2015 R256.50
Vergenoegd Runner Duck White 2015 R59

Newlands – Cape Town
DekkersValley Shiraz 2012 R57.00
Paserene Shiner Syrah 2014 R154.00
Strydom Retro Red 2013 R74.00
Savage White Blend 2015 R206.00
Alheit Cartology 2015 R313.00


Whats up

Winter Warmer Wine Festival at Lifestyle on Kloof – 12th August 2015
Wine Concepts on Kloof will be hosting their Winter Warmer Wine Festival this month on Friday the 12th August from 4pm – 8pm. Come and taste wines from over 20 producers. Cost is R20.00 for your glass. Wines for tasting on the evening will be discounted so this is an ideal opportunity to stock up your cellar! For more details please call 021 426-4401or email

Flavour Focus evening for August at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on organic and bio dynamic wines and we will be offering a range of these on the following date:

On the 12th August from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Nativo; Joostenberg; Waverley and Esona

On the 26th August from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Avondale; Reyneke; Laibach and Elgin Ridge

There is no charge so come and enjoy a glass or two before you buy a few bottles to take home with you.

Seductive Sauvignon Festival – 2nd September 2016
Wine Concepts will host their 14th exclusive Seductive Sauvignons Festival at The Vineyard Hotel in September.

This popular annual festival gives wine lovers the opportunity to taste a selection of flirtatious latest release Sauvignon Blanc’s and captivating current vintage Cabernet Sauvignons from over 40 of the country’s top producers. This year we will be including Bubblies, Rose’s and Dessert wines and there may even be an older vintage or two to savour in the line-up.
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KGB UnWined Wine Appreciation Courses – August and September 6

Whether you are looking for a new hobby, the perfect present for a loved one or friend, or just hoping to literally “UnWined”, then this is the course for you.

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Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2016 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of fine Wine Dinners for 2016. Friday 12th August will focus on wines from Haskell Vineyards and on the 26th August will be the wines from the Morgenster Estate.
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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 Saturdays from 12pm till 3pm.

For tasting details visit our events page on

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