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Summer is almost here with the occasional chilly morning still reminding us that the variable weather of spring is not yet over.

The vineyards in the Cape are now in full leaf cover and fairly soon they will start budding and the important berry formation will take place. This in itself will determine the size of the crop for the harvest of 2018.

Next month we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ Champagne and Sparkling Wine Affair, now in its sixteenth year, with the theme of “International Affair” on Friday 17th November at The Vineyard Hotel!

From 6.00pm – 9.00pm we will be offering numerous cuvees for tasting from premium and boutique Champagne Houses of France and for the first time we will also have a selection of sparkling wines from other international producers including Spain and Italy to tantalize your taste buds. Along with this there will be live music, dream cars, snacks prepared by The Vineyard Hotel. Fine chocolates, gourmet sushi and amazing prizes for ticket holders and the best dressed couple plus lots more!!! Further details will follow soon.

Are you a Legacy Lifestyle Member? Buy any bottle of Simonsig Wines During the month of September till end of October and stand a chance to win a Dining Experience for two at Cuveé Restaurant to the value of R500. Are you not a member? Register in Store.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Barley, roasted cauliflower, almond and feta salad. 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 www.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our tastings and upcoming events at both our Newlands and Kloof Street stores.

With Christmas approaching fast, we are stocking up on gift ideas to suite any budget and taste. Please visit us for great gift ideas and to discuss your corporate gifting needs before the big November rush.

Discover new wines in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Cape Point Cape Town Sauvignon Blanc 2017 R125.00
Tokara Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2016 R103.00
Costa del Swart Cinsault 2016 R201.00
Grangehurst 360 Celebration Pinotage 2009 R406.00
Neil Patterson No Added Sulphur Cabernet 2012 R144.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Van Wyk Olivia Grace White 2016 R238.00
Wildehurst Chenin Blanc 2015 R160.00
Companjiesdrift Unwooded Chardonnay 2014 R70.00
Miravel Ella Reserve Cabernet 2014 R225.00
Bottega Prosecco 200ml Gift Pack R180.00

 

Whats up

Flavour Focus evening for October at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month will be Craft Gins, Beers and Ciders and we will be offering a range of these products on the following date:

On the 27th October from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have products from Breederivier, Remhoogte, Die Mas and Blaauwklippen

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

Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2017 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of Fine Wine Dinners for 2017. Friday 27th October will focus on wines from the Friends of the Vineyard which include Steenberg, Strandveld, Glen Carlou, Migliarina, Uva Mira and Almenkerk
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In-store tastings

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 www.wineconcepts.co.za

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