The persistent heat, and in some areas vineyard fires, over the start of the harvest season has resulted in several areas picking earlier this year, however many wineries are reporting that what they have picked so far the results are good which is pleasing! Picking continues for the later ripening varieties some of which are picked by hand and the others with automated machines. Due to the extreme temperatures picking is usually done in the early hours as vineyard managers rush their grapes into cellars while still cool from the night air.

February also spells romance and here are a few special Valentines Day places to go to have fun or a romantic time together.
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Next month on the 24th March we will be hosting our 3rd Celebration of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage at The Vineyard Hotel from 17.00 until 20.00.
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For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his Avocado and Salad with Spanish dressing….a romantic recipe for two! 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
Hidden Valley Sauvignon Viognier 2016 R154.50
Tokara Elgin Res Sauvignon Blanc 2016 R142.50
Bruce Jack CWG Happy Hour Sauv/Sem/Viog 2009 R304.50
Dromer Red Blend 2012 R219.50
Saurwein Nom Pinot Noir 2015 R305.50

Newlands – Cape Town
Moreson Pink Brut Rose R208.00
Spier Secret MCC Rose R93.00
Leipzig White 2015 R122.00
Zorgvliet Merlot 2014 R131.00
Garajeest Bruce Cabernet Franc 2015 R260.00


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

On the 24th February from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Iona, BlackOystercatcher, Domaine des Dieux, Strandveld and Graham Beck

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

Wine of the Week 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.

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