March 2019 - Wine Concepts
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March 2019

The 2019 harvest has been interesting and relatively unpredictable in most areas despite most soil moisture conditions being better than last year. Despite the rains we received in 2018 it was still below average in most areas. The weather during harvest season, which started early January, has seen cooler picking conditions but the drought over the years has certainly affected yield and reports from the industry predict yet another small harvest overall, but we are told that quality is up!

Wine Concepts Craft Festival – 8th March 

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious country dish of Pork Chops with Cider, Apples and Prunes. 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 products in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Blank Bottle Nothing to Declare 2016 R200.00
Bellingham Bernard Series Chenin Blanc 2010 R290.00
Boschendal Black Angus 2015 R354.00
Stellekaya Cabernet 2014 R154.00
Lemberg Louis Shiraz Blend 2016 R247.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2018 R143
Simonsig Grapesmith Kluisenaar 2016 R261
Springfield Albarino 2018 R154
Tesselaarsdal Pinot Noir 2018 R543
Rickety Bridge Devils Print Red 2017 R305


Whats up

Festival of Bubbles – Vineyard Hotel – 31st March

On the 31st March 2019 from 15.00 – 18.00 the Vineyard Hotel will host their annual Festival of Bubbles in the beautiful garden in front of the hotel. Taste more than 40 bubblies focusing on our local Methode Cap Classique producers as well as some International bubblies. Cost is R250.00 per person which includes a Vineyard tasting glass and light snacks. Booking essential by calling 021-657-4500 or email

Flavour Focus evening for March at Newlands

Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on the important varieties in the Cape namely Chenin Blanc and Pinotage and we have selected some special ones for you to try on the following dates:

On the 8th March from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Waterkloof, Stellenrust, Rijks and Delheim

On the 29th March from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from: Remhoogte, Beaumont, Ken Forrester and Raats

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

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.

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