Once again, the marquee on the lawns at the Huguenot Monument will be a hive of activity at the “Magic of Bubbles” Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. One of the most anticipated highlights on the Cape’s social calendar, this annual festival attracts bubbly aficionados from far and wide to sip and savour top-notch MCCs and the finest French champagne.
Brands 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 will showcase their premium MCCs, while some of France’s best champagnes will be represented by brands such as Piper Heidsieck, Champagne Guy Charbaut and Veuve Clicquot, inviting revellers to sample their wares.
Local restaurants that have gained a reputation as some of the best in the country will be presenting their delicious dishes to complement the bubblies. These include Bread & Wine, Haute Cabrière, Le Franschhoek, L’Ermitage, The Restaurant at Grande Provence and Mont Rochelle.
This year’s theme is Black and White with a Floral Flair. So, celebrate the season by adding a touch of colour to your outfit. And don’t forget to wear a hat – not only will it up your glam quotient, it’ll protect you from the midday rays. A best-dressed-couple prize (a R5 000 MasterCard gift card) will be awarded on both days of the festival.
Your R350 ticket includes access to the festival, which is open daily between 12pm and 5pm, and a complimentary tasting glass and tasting coupons. Additional vouchers can be purchased on the day. Children under 18 years are allowed free entry. Use your MasterCard payment card to make payments and receive a 10% discount on your ticket purchase, as well as a 10% discount on all purchases made at the festival.