March 2023

The 2023 harvest has so far been interesting and unpredictable in most areas with forecast of lower production than 2022 yet quality being better. The rains we received in 2022 helped keep our dams relatively full all helping with irrigation management. The harvest season, which started early January, has seen cooler picking conditions yet with lower yields but with reports of excellent quality fruit which bodes for a good vintage overall!

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 – March/April 2023
The thirteenth 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 for details on our tastings at both our Newlands and Kloof Street stores.

For our recipe this month Michael Olivier gives us his delicious Bang Bang Chicken 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
Filia Chenin Cap Classique 2018R363.00
Metzer “Maritime” Chenin Blanc 2019R314.00
McFarlane “Thursday’s Child” Chenin Blanc 2020R363.00
Vriesenhof Cabernet Sauvignon 2021R167.00
Winshaw “Charles Winshaw” Red Blend 2018R334.00

Newlands – Cape Town
Julien Schaal “Born of Fire” Chenin Blanc 2021R218.00
Bloemendal “Tyge”r Syrah 2016R247.00
Andre van Rensburg Red 2020R550.00
Mont Pellier “Spyseniersberg” White NVR87.00
Villion “Proelekko” NV SparklingR276.00

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 March celebrates Chenin Blanc and Pinotage wines. As follows:
On Friday 31st March from 4.00pm – 7.00pm we will have a selection of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage wines from Le Chant, Oldenburg, Stellenrust, Bellingham and De Grendel

And on Wednesday 5th April we have our Newlands Village Open Evening from 16.00 – 20.00 and you are welcome to come and enjoy a tasting of Chenin and Pinotage and other wines from — Wildekrans, Adi Badenhorst, Catherine Marshall and Glen Carlou.

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, Liesl Damstra

Competition @ Newlands

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard
Buy any 2 bottles of wine of Mont Rochelle wines on promotion in March and stand a chance to win a two night stay at their stunning hotel and vineyard in Franschhoek.

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

Kinship Spirits
Buy a bottle from the Kinship Spirits Premium Craft Range and stand a chance to win a bottle of The Drum Gin Club Gin and a tasting and tour of the Kinship Spirits Distillery


Competition Winners

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

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