February 2020

February spells romance and in this issue, we have some exquisite wine offers and prizes for your loved ones! In our vineyards the persistent heat, and strong winds, over the start of the harvest season has resulted in several parts picking earlier this year, however, many wineries are reporting that what they have picked so far the quality is good! Picking continues for the later ripening varieties some of which are picked by hand and the others with automated machines. Due to the extreme temperatures picking is usually done in the early hours as vineyard managers rush their grapes into cellars while still cool from the
night air.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious pan grilled calamari tubes on a risotto cake with chili, lemon & balsamic dressing. 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
Bon Courage Cuvée Rosé Brut 2011 R231.00
Leeuwenkuil Rosé 2019 R102.00
Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc 2019 R112.00
Welgegund Chenin Blanc 2017 R279.00
Baleia Pinot Noir 2014 R225.00
Newlands – Cape Town
Thistle and Weed “P Jackson” Port 2017 R159.00
Ou Treffer Cinsault 2018 R159.00
Hermanuspietersfontein “Bloos” Rose 2019 R95.00
Vrede en Lust “Anni” Sauvignon Blanc 2019 R102.00
Silverthorn “Jewel Box” MCC 2015 R391.00


What’s up

Eskom – Load Shedding

Please note that both our stores are fully operational during any outages that may occur during our operating hours.

Flavour Focus evening for February at Newlands

Our theme for our flavour focus this month is on all styles of Roses for the romantic month of February. We have selected some special ones for you to try on the following dates:

On the 7th February from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have Quando, Paserene, Vrede en Lust, Delaire Graff, Warwick, Fairview and Spice Route

On the 28th February from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have Drift, Tamboerskloof, Strandveld, Charles Fox, Fable and Arra

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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