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 popular Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Celebration, now in its ninth year, will be held this month at The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands on the evening of the 31st May from 17.00 – 20.00. Guests will be treated to a fine selection of charming Chardonnay’s and praise-worthy Pinot Noir’s! This popular annual festival gives wine lovers the opportunity to taste the best offering of these two noble varietals from a select 40 of the country’s top producers.
In our What’s Up! for May you can read about the Cabernet Franc Carnival, Winter Indulgence at Abalone House, The Vineyard Hotel’s wine pairing dinner with Simonsig as well as our May Flavour Focus. See below.
For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Quince and Lamb Knuckle Bredie. 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.
We wish all the Mum’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday 12th May and hope that you will be celebrating with some lovely bubblies and wines from our stores!
|Discover new products in our stores|
Kloof Street – Cape Town
|Dainty Bess 2014 Pinot Noir MCC||R276.00|
|L’Ormarins Blanc de Blanc 2013||R264.00|
|The Tempest Autumn Gin||R458.00|
|Joubert Tradauw Alternative R62 2016||R108.00|
|Marianne Merlot 2013||R276.00|
Newlands – Cape Town
|Tamboerskloof Rantsoen White 2017||R327.00|
|Blacksmith These Old Bones White 2018||R280.00|
|Klein Constantia KC Pinot Noir 2016||R135.00|
|Tugela River Ghandi Pinot Noir 2016||R189.00|
|Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester Red 2018||R93.00|
Flavour Focus evening for May at Newlands
Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on Unusual Reds and Red Blends and we have selected some special one’s for you to try on the following dates:
On the 10th May from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from:
Dornier, Wildehurst, Hidden Valley and Idiom
On the 24th May from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from:
Oldenburg, Marras, Blakes and Hillcrest
There is no charge so come and enjoy a tasting or two before you buy a few bottles to take home with you
Cabernet Franc Carnival – 18th May – Avontuur Estate
The 2019 Cabernet Franc Carnival takes place on Saturday, 18 May from 11 -4 at scenic Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Twenty of South Africa’s most passionate producers of this fascinating varietal will offer their wines for tasting and sale at the event.
Vineyard Hotel – Tastes of 2019 – fine wine dinners
The Vineyard Hotel continues with their series of Fine Wine Dinners for 2019. Friday 24th May will focus on Simonsig Estate wines.
Winter Indulgence at Abalone House – Paternoster
The seaside is always a perfect getaway, whatever the weather, and this winter sees Abalone House, the five-star boutique hotel in the picture-perfect fisherman’s village of Paternoster, one and a half hours drive from Cape Town, providing the most indulgent winter comforts for its guests alongside its two exquisite 5-star Pool Villas.