February 2023

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 high temperatures picking is usually done in the early hours as vineyard managers rush their grapes into cellars while still cool from the night air.

Eskom – Load Shedding
Please note that both our stores are fully operational during any outages that occur throughout our operating hours.

Looking for an older or sold out wine?
We opened our two stores over two decades ago and as a result have developed close relationships with many wineries and producers. We mention this in case you are perhaps looking for a wine that may no longer be available as we may be able to secure that special bottle for you.

V’know Wine Appreciation Pack – January/February 2023
The twelfth edition of our successful V’know Wine Appreciation Pack is available! An exciting selection of six delicious wines with the detailed description of each of the wines included in the pack plus a glossary of wine terms referred to.

Our V’know packs are available in both our stores or order online by clicking the banner on the right of our newsletter. Enjoy!

Wine Gems – our fortnightly e-mailer
Our fortnightly wine mailer called Wine Gems invites you every fortnight to discover a selection of wines from 2 estates available from our online store.

And of course we have an interesting line up of new wines in our stores, along with our daily tastings from well-known and newer estates. Please visit our website www.wineconcepts.co.za for details on our tastings at both our Newlands and Kloof Street stores.

Recipe
For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Crayfish Thermidor especially for the romantics

Once again we thank you all so much for your wonderful continued and loyal support.

Discover new products in our stores

Kloof Street – Cape Town
Kusafiri Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2022R106.00
Great Heart Chenin Blanc 2020R145.00
Tim Hillock “Ceres Plateau” Pinot Noir 2021R279.00
Spider Pig “YAY ol’ PIG” Cinsaut 2020R244.00
Waterleliefontein Grenache/Syrah 2019R247.00
Newlands – Cape Town
Genevieve Brut Rose NVR254.00
Raised by Wolves Rose 2018R135.00
Strandveld “Spook van Blomfontein” AperitifR331.00
Mother Rock “Liquid Skin” Chenin 2021R254.00
Testalonga “Chin Up” Cinsault 2022R182.00

UberEATS and Wine Concepts

Our Wine Concepts stores are the preferred UberEATS suppliers of wines etc (Kloof Street – Cape

Town and Gardens and Newlands – Southern Suburbs). Our comprehensive lists have an exciting range of products, at store prices, which are updated on a regular basis. Please download the UberEATS app and have a look at what we offer, make a selection and then have your order delivered to your door!

Flavour Focus evenings at Wine Concepts Newlands

Our Flavour Focus tastings are held on a monthly basis on the last Friday of each month.

Our theme for our flavour focus in February celebrates Rose wines during the month of romance!

On Friday 24th February from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have wines from Lourensford, Peter Falke, Org de Rac, Cape Collective, Silverthorn, Tamboerskloof (Kleinood) and Massotina Proseccos.

And on Wednesday 1st March we have our Newlands Village Open Evening from 16.00 – 20.00 and you are welcome to come and enjoy a tasting of unusual varietals from Morgenster, Thelema and Mont Rochelle.

There is no charge so come and enjoy a tasting or two before you buy a few bottles to take home with you (If you purchase on the evening you will stand a chance to win a selected pack of the products tasted). Congratulations to our recent winner, Bettina Seewor.

Competition @ Newlands

Jordan Wine Estate
Purchase any Jordan wines on promotion in February and stand a chance to win a wine experience to the value of R1500 – which includes a 360 degree tasting experience of the vineyards, cellar tour and a wine tasting for two people.

The House of Krone – monthly email address competition!
Just bring your business card or email details to our Newlands store and be in line to win a bottle of the delicious Krone Borealis Brut bubbly!

Competition @ Kloof Street

Great Heart Wines
Buy a bottle of Great Heart Wines and stand a chance to win a picnic basket and 2 bottles of the delicious Great Heart Wines.

 

Competition Winners

Read more about the winners of our in-store competitions.

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