The Easter weekend in April is soon upon us and around this time we see the start of the long warm days of summer slowly coming to an end and autumn easing in. The vineyards are now taking a break after the earlier than usual harvest this year, which means we can expect to see a trickle of 2019 vintage wines on our shelves shortly.
Our popular Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Celebration, now in its eighth year, will be held next month at The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands on the evening of the 31st May. Details to follow in our next newsletter.
In our What’s Up! for April you can read about the Pinotage and Biltong Festival, The Vineyard Hotel Pinot Noir Festival and delightful get away cottage’s in Korinberg as well as our April Flavour Focus.
For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Old Cape Chicken Pie. 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.
|Discover new products in our stores|
Kloof Street – Cape Town
|Marras Swartland Chenin Blanc 2018||R83.00|
|Bartinney Chardonnay 2017||R218.00|
|La Brune Pinot Noir 2017||R320.00|
|Klein Constantia/Anwilka Petit Frere 2017||R130.00|
|Rall Cinsault 2017||R304.00|
Newlands – Cape Town
|Patatsfontein Chenin 2018||R386.00|
|Kunjani Shiraz 2014||R144.00|
|Riscal Rsv Rioja 2012 Magnum||R907.00|
|Arra Cape Vintage Port||R176.00|
|Noble Hill MCC Brut||R196.00|
Flavour Focus evening for April at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on Unusual white wines and white blends and we have selected some special one’s for you to try on the following date:
On the 26th April from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from:
Paul Cluver, Keermont, Painted Wolf and Ridgeback
There is no charge so come and enjoy a tasting or two before you buy a few bottles to take home with you.
Pinotage & Biltong Festival 13th & 14th April – Perdeberg Winery
Get your purple and white outfits ready, round up some friends and don’t miss out on the this year’s Pinotage and Biltong Festival at Perdeberg Winery between Durbanville and Paarl on the weekend of the 13th and 14th April from 11.00 – 17.00.
Pinot Noir Festival – 28th April – The Vineyard Hotel
Sunday, 28th April 2019, from 14:00 – 17:00 at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands is when you get to experience top Pinot Noirs from wine producers in the Western Cape.
Escape to Koringberg!
Hosts Nelia and Max Hounsell welcome you to their exclusive hideaway cottage’s tucked away in the sleepy village of Koringberg in the Swartland! The two cottage’s, both offering beautiful views, are nestled in a large garden with indigenous trees, shrubs,
succulents and cacti.