The Magic of Bubbles in Franschhoek

Posted on Mon November 2, 2015.

There's no better way end off the year and start the festive season than with a glass of fine fizz at the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, taking place on 5 and 6 December on the lawns of the iconic Huguenot Monument.

Mingle with winemakers as they present some of South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and France’s best Champagnes, with the Franschhoek mountains providing the perfect backdrop for the occasion. Some of the valley's best-loved restaurants will be serving mouthwatering culinary offerings to pair alongside a glass of your favourite bubbly.  

Producers from South Africa's sparkling line-up include MCC stalwarts such as Pierre Jourdan, Morena, Môreson, La Motte, Boschendal, Colmant, Leopard’s Leap, Noble Hill, Plaisir de Merle, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, JC le Roux, Pongracz, Simonsig, Steenberg and Villiera, along with newcomers Maison Wine Estate, Grande Provence and Le Lude.

The festival also allows guests the unique opportunity of sampling a variety of French Champagnes, with the likes of Piper Heidsieck, Champagne Guy Charbaut and Veuve Clicquot showcasing theirs over the weekend.

Bread & Wine, The Salmon Bar, Haute Cabrière, Le Franschhoek, L'Ermitage, The Restaurant at Grande Provence and Mont Rochelle are just a few of the local Franschhoek restaurants who'll be preparing indulgent delights to be enjoyed alongside the bubblies on offer. 

The glamour doesn't stop at what's in your glass, with this year’s theme set at "Black and White with a touch of Bling". The best-dressed couple of each day will be awarded a R5 000 MasterCard gift card.

Tickets cost R200 per person and include access to the festival (open from 12pm to 5pm), a tasting glass and tasting coupons. Additional vouchers can be purchased on the day. 

Book directly through, but hurry as tickets are limited. Visit for further information.


Make a weekend of it and take advantage of our "Drink Champagne for no reason at all" accommodation offer: Spend two nights in one of our luxurious Villa Suites over the festival weekend and receive a complimentary three-course dinner for two at our Monneaux Restaurant, along with a bottle of MCC in your suite on arrival!

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This offer is available for South African residents only and is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.