Schools have broken up and businesses are winding down for the year and we look forward to the well-deserved break ahead. It’s the season we look forward to having that quality time with family and friends and enjoy relaxed conversation over a good bottle or two of wine!

Our fifteenth annual Wine Concepts ‘Finer things in Life Champagne Festival’ at the deluxe Vineyard Hotel took place on the 25th November. Over 30 cuvees were offered for tasting to our guests along with fine food, music and wonderful prizes. We thank all who attended and hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did! We also extend a huge thanks to the Champagne Houses who attended, our co sponsors, The Vineyard Hoteland Jaguar Cape Town, and to all our other exhibitors who showcased their products and also for giving so generously to our lucky draw.

Our two lucky draw prize’s for guests who bought Champagne on the evening were won by Judy Gathercole who won the two night stay at the luxurious Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Spa in the Cederberg and to Craig Leslie who won the The Jaguar Experience (a day out with the team from Jaguar Cape Town enjoying their cars as well as a sumptuous lunch). Our prize for the best dressed couple on the evening went to Simon Fishley and Nathalie Leblond who will be chauffeur driven in a luxurious Jaguar to have lunch at the exquisite Morgenhof Wine Estate courtesy of the House of Gosset.

Champagne and Jaguars The cat in the hat


Best Dressed Couple Enjoying the good stuff

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Blackberry Sauce for a Christmas Gammon. 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 website 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
L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs MCC 2012 R256.50
De Grendel Brut MCC 2012 R196.50
Leipzig Sauvignon Blanc 2016 R77.50
Clarington Rose 2016 R74.50
Hidden Valley Hidden Secret 2014 R201.50

Newlands – Cape Town
Thelema Blanc de Blanc 2013 R185.00
Marvelous Three Pack R326.00
Clarington Mixed Edition wine set R554.00
Waterford Jem 2011 R980.00
Ken Forrester FMC Chenin in Tube 2014 R482.00


Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for December at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is Methode Cap Cassique and we will be offering a range of these bubblies on the following date:

On the 15th December from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Silverthorn, De Wetshof, Rijks, Sterhuis and Allee Bleue

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

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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