3 Desmond, Corner Appel and Desmond, Kramerville, Sandton
After hours contact 083 379 0030
At Wine Menu we think differently about wine.
We believe that there is a perfect wine for each person. We cannot all love the same wine but through learning, discussing and tasting, each person can find the wine that best suits them, their palate and their pocket.
Consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to wine choices globally and more specifically in South Africa.
For this reason, Wine Menu focuses on sourcing the best quality South African wines that will help consumers in the search for their perfect wine. We have a wide range of interesting varieties and lesser known producers, which are not readily available elsewhere.
Our aim at Wine Menu is to make sure each customer knows more about wine after every interaction with us – whether it is through a visit to our shop; tastings at our regular wine-shows and masterclasses or visiting our website. Follow our calendar of events on this page or simply connect through any of our social media platforms to find out what we are pouring next.
We now offer a selection of wines through our online shop but we would like to encourage you to visit us on a regular basis and widen your wine horizons.
Wine Menu owner, Corlien Morris has been determined to help people explore new wines since she opened this specialist wine shop in Johannesburg in 2013. Join our journey of discovery and widen your wine horizons!
We are your one-stop boutique shop for anything related to wine and the lifestyle that goes with it. We look forward to meeting you.
Due to current Covid19 restrictions we are not able to operate on Saturdays. However, as soon as we are allowed to we shall resume Saturday Sipping Sessions and we’ll make up for lost time.
Wine Menu regularly host special events with a focus on quality wines from selected producers. Check our calendar regularly to see what we are planning next and join us every Saturday when we have something open at our shop.
Contact us should you wish to book us for a private tasting or assistance with any event no matter how big or small it might be.
Corlien’s journey started on the family farm in Ceres, Koelfontein, where her dad, apart from fruit, also grew grapes for KWV and Romansrivier Co-op. Corlien’s grandfather, Zulch, was well known as one of the few “Witblits stokers” of the Cape, using Hanepoot, and today the tradition lives on as her family still has an annual “stook dag” in the registered copper still on the farm. Wine was thus part of the lifestyle on this Boland farm and as children the introduction of wine at the Sunday lunch table started at an early age.
After studying at Cape Town Hotelschool, Corlien worked in 5 star hotels in London and SA, until one day she decided that wine needs to take center stage in her life. A few years at Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar and she was hooked on retail. It was the most fantastic few years of learning about wine from one of the Cape’s best ladies in the business.
After a short stint at Wine Magazine, where she broadened her knowledge around who’s who in the Cape Winelands, she joined the Wine Concepts team in Cape Town. Very soon she tackled the task of opening a branch in Johannesburg and the rest is history. 2012 saw the opening of the first Gauteng store and not long after she went independent and established Wine Menu as it is known today.
Corlien believes in constantly learning and growing her own knowledge. The wine world is complex and impossible to fully master. She has completed
WSET level 3 with distinction
UCT GSB Wine Judging Academy by Michael Fridjon with distinction
Corlien loves sharing her knowledge and wine experiences with her customers and anybody who wants to learn a bit more. You’ll find her in the shop most days chatting to people about wine for hours. Sometimes she even sells a few bottles. Pop in to meet her next time you’re near.
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