6 best local fine wine stores


Whether you’re buying a fine wine as a gift, or looking for a professional to escort you through a journey of flavours, its important to keep a list of wine focused stores handy. Here are 6 different stores based in three cities that you won’t regret consulting.

Norman Goodfellows, Melrose Arch Johannesburg

Stocked with a vast range of international and South African wines, and the professional knowledge to match, this fine wine merchant is definitely a useful resource for all your wine related needs.

Great Domaines, Melrose Estate Johannesburg

The wine wholesaler and importer was established in 2000 and has since imported rare and fine wines from France. Their vast knowledge and large portfolio is a wine lovers dream.

Wine Concepts on Kloof, Cape Town CBD

Wine Concepts owns 2 Cape Town based branches; the second store is in Newlands. The store hosts free in-store tastings daily and features beautiful options from different farms every day.

Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, Cape Town

With over 30 years of wine industry experience, this wine retailer offers a vast selection of Bordeaux, Burgundian, Loire, Champagne, Italian and Spanish wines.

Life is Grape, Walmer Port Elizabeth

Life is Grape is a wine store focused on catering to the unique needs of their clients. With a rich history and their passion for wine this retailer is sure to please.

Meridian Wine Merchants, Walmer Port Elizabeth

After 20 years of business, the award winning wine retailer offers wine-lovers a great variety of fine wines.