May 2018 - Wine Concepts
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May 2018

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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 2018 will be our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Celebration, now in its eighth year, to be held at The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands on the evening of the 8th June.
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We were recently featured in the May edition of Wine Land Magazine with an article written by Tshepang Molisana called “A day in the life of a wine buyer and merchant

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious recipe for Pork Sirloin Steaks with Apple, Prune & Cider Sauce. 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
Paul Rene Brut Rosé 2015 R217.00
Jan Harmsgat Sauvignon Blanc 2016 R111.00
Tokara Reserve Chardonnay 2015 R222.00
Marianne Cape Blend 2014 R145.00
Strooidak Cabernet 2015 R159.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Canto Sauvignon Blanc 2017 R113.00
Migliarina Riesling 2016 R138.00
Catherine Marshall Finete Art Collection Pinot Noir 2016 R876.00
Bottega Gold Prosecco in Gift Box R577.00
Domaine des Dieux Rose of Sharon MCC R226.00


Whats up

Mothers Day – 13th June

Don’t forget the special lady in your lives as it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday the 13th May. Both our stores are stocked with delicious wines as well as selected gifts which we can gift wrap for you.

At our Newlands branch we have a Mother’s Day Groote Post Promotion with special prices on the following wines:
Old Man’s Blend White 2017 R75.00
Old Man’s Blend Red 2017 R79.00
Old Man’s Blend Magnum Red 2017 R206.00

Flavour Focus evening for May at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month will be on Red Blends and Unusual cultivars and we will be offering a range of these exciting wines to tempt your taste buds on the following date:

On the 25th May from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Mellasat, Nuiba Wines, Hidden Valley Wines, The Drift, The Great South African Wine Company and Rascallion Wines

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 2018 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of Fine Wine Dinners for 2018. Friday 18th May will focus on Craven Wines presented by Mick Craven himself.
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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

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