Between takeaway and taxis, we’re living in an age of ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’ with regard to web and app-based delivery services, and as for the latest frontier being crossed? Well, let’s just say we’re not in Kansas anymore. If you’ve ever been so busy cooking for a dinner party or primping for a jol that you’ve nearly forgotten to run to the shops to grab that crucial bottle of pinotage, then this one’s for you. Maddy Bazil explores a few of the best and brightest wine delivery services in and around the Mother City. Capetonians, your weekend plans are about to get a whole lot better:
The brainchild of local wine expert Ryan Sowray, SaleWine is modelled on the popular ‘members-only’ flash sale’ model of e-commerce, in which a limited set of merchandise is available for a defined period of time. Every 72 hours, SaleWine uploads a new discounted offer, consisting of one red and one white wine, which is only available to members (membership, however, is free - as is delivery!) Not sure which vino to choose? Fear not: each wine is displayed online accompanied by a synopsis and notes from the farmer themselves, written in plain English that even the most rookie wine consumer can understand.
Priding itself on customer loyalty and friendly, reliable service, Wazu caters to wine lovers and the general public alike, offering top-quality wine at competitive prices - including free delivery within the Cape Peninsula area for orders over R1000. Wazu even have a section on their website specifically for wedding wines, meaning that planning the big day has never been easier. Don’t miss their exclusive offer for What’s on in Cape Town readers: one lucky follower stands a chance to win a year ’s supply of wine (1 case per month x 12 months) from Louisvale Wines’ Stone Road Range. Simply like Wazu Wine Merchants Facebook page, order one of the varietals on offer (Stone Road Sauvignon Blanc, Stone Road Merlot, or Stone Road Cabernet Sauvignon), and rate the wine on the Wazu website (offer available to anyone over age 18 living within the Cape Peninsula).
Cape Town-based Getwine originally started as a passion project sourcing fine wines from wine estates and selling them to friends via email marketing. Out of this endeavour’s tremendous growth over 2 year s, Getwine’s e-commerce site was launched in order to make labelled and unlabelled wines available to the public along with crucial info on wineries, winemakers, and wines. Deliveries from Getwine are prompt: they handle all their own deliveries within Western Cape, rather than outsourcing, your wine will be at your doorstep within hours of placing an order. Sign up on their website for their newsletter, which is sent out twice a month and promotes the latest wine specials.