May has arrived and along with it the gradual start of winter, and of course we are hoping for the winter rains that go with it for us in the Cape!….but that means lovely wholesome stews and great reds to enjoy and savour around a warm fire.

Our second Wine Concepts annual event for 2017 will be our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Celebration, now in its seventh year, to be held at The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands on the evening of the 2nd June. See details below.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his Roast leg of Lamb with perfect gravy. 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
Remhoogte Honeybunch Chenin 2015 R217.50
Alphabetical White 2016 R116.50
Hidden Valley Hidden Treasure Rose 2015 R131.50
Linton Park Shiraz 2014 R112.50
Marianne Cape Blend 2014 R159.50

Newlands – Cape Town
Naude Grenache 2014 R323.00
Petrolhead Red 2016 R166.00
Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2015 R731.00
Cluster Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 R138.00
La Bri Chardonnay 2013 R140.00


Whats up

Wine Concepts Chardonnay – Pinot Noir Celebration – 2nd June 2017

Wine Concepts will host their 7th exclusive Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Celebration at The Vineyard Hotel on the 2nd June 2017
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Flavour Focus evening for May at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month will be red blends and unusual red varieties and we will be offering a range of these wines on the following date:

On the 26th May from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Strandveld, Edgebaston, Axe Hill, Peter Bayley, Zorgvliet and Avontuur

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

Cabernet Franc Festival – Avontuur – 20th May
Discover the magic for the third year running of Cabernet Franc with 20 of the Capes finest producers of this varietal at Avontuur Estate on the 20th May from 11.00 – 17.00.
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Bouchard Finlayson – Tutored wine tasting – 23rd May
Bouchard Finlayson will present a Tutored Tasting on 23 May 2017 (18:00 – 19:30) at Open Door Restaurant in Constantia. Themed ‘Magnum or not: do wines mature better in large format bottles?’, winemaker Chris Albrecht will present 10 wines for tasting, including Bouchard Finlayson’s revered Pinot noir and red blend Hannibal.

The tasting is open to the public with a maximum of 30 guests at a cost of R300 per person, including wine tasting and canapés.
Booking is essential: or Tel: 028 312 3515

Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2017 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of Fine Wine Dinners for 2017. Friday 26th May will focus on wines from the Marianne Wine Estate .
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KGB UnWined Wine Appreciation Courses
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.

These courses were re-launched in 2014 and are presented by Karen Glanfield. We’ve hosted 5 fully booked courses annually and dates for 2017 are now available!
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