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No stranger to the wine world, Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, has produced fine Burgundy style wines from his Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown on his property in the Hemel en Aarde Valley outside Hermanus since 1981. Countless awards honour each vintage of...

I first met Ken Forrester in the late 70s. Ken at the time was running the popular Gatrilles & Son restaurant in Johannesburg, while I, a few blocks away, was working at the five-star Carlton Hotel. We had a few things in common: fast motorbikes,...

I am sure that most of us at some stage of our lives dream of doing something we are passionate about but are often halted by the costs and also the realities of seeing it through. However, for the enterprising couple, John and Karen Loubser,...

Boets Nel, winemaker and owner of De Krans in Calitzdorp, who is well known for producing some of South Africa’s finest ports, has spread his interests to another wine venture in the  majestic Outeniqua mountains in the heart of our beautiful Garden Route.  Here he...

Wines 4 U September 2012 It was wonderful seeing so many of our clients and new friends at our two annual Wine Concepts Seductive Sauvignons Festivals held recently in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Thank you for being with us and for your warm reception to the...

Sharing and enjoying wine with friends often leads to the formation of an informal wine club that meets on a regular basis to try out new wines and perhaps enjoy them with food as well. Some clubs are perhaps a little more serious with their tastings...

Rietvallei Wine Estate outside Robertson, is a well known wine producer, especially for its red Muscadel. Owned by the Burgers, with Kobus at the helm as managing director and winemaker, they are the sixth generation of this family at Rietvallei, and yes, you can imagine...

The current economy has forced entrepreneurs to look at creating other avenues for promoting and selling their products and over the last decade we have seen some exciting new second ranges emerging from well known estates. These are certainly never second rate in quality as the...

Each month Mike puts together a selection of 6 easy drinking wines. The special price of R350 for this pack will save you substantially on shelf price. The month of August honours all the special ladies in our lives and to celebrate this we have selected...

Wines 4 U August 2012 It's the month to taste seductive Sauvignons! August is here and that means it's time for Wine Concepts to host its annual exclusive Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Festival which takes place in Cape Town at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa in...