Gone are the days when Méthode Cap Classique (MCC), or Bubbly as it is also fondly referred to, was only enjoyed at special occasions. These days it has become the preferred drink of choice for any occasion – sundowner, brunch, or with a meal. In fact, any occasion is suited to the perfect MCC and the Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to some of SA’s finest bubblies.
Have you heard about the Franschhoek Cap Classique Route?
This is where you’ll find no less than 24 Cap Classique producers, and include well-known brands such as Morena, L’Ormarins, Colmant, Le Lude and Boschendal to name but a few. The bespoke Franschhoek Cap Classique Route allows visitors to tailor make their MCC experience. The route extends from Babylonstoren all the way through to Franschhoek Pass Winery, affording visitors an all-round experience of the region’s world-class offerings. With the help of a user friendly map (available to download from www.franschhoek.org.za or in hard copy format from the Info Office) you can create your own unique Franschhoek Cap Classique experience. Whether it’s a quick day trip to the valley or a leisurely weekend experience, the route is perfectly catered to all bubbly enthusiasts.
Self-drive or wine tram:
The Franschhoek Cap Classique Route is ideally suited to self-drive experiences, but if you prefer to take in as much as possible without having to concentrate too much on the road then the Franschhoek Wine Tram is the perfect alternative. The tram currently operates on eight routes within the valley, all of which include an MCC producer along the way.
Uncover world-class MCC’s at SA’s social calendar event
If you happen to find yourself in the valley during the weekend of 1 and 2 December you’re bound to find yourself in Cap Classique heaven as you get to sample a plethora of local and international MCC’s. The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, is the perfect way to end 2018 and usher in the festive season. The spectacular Huguenot Monument serves as the spectacular backdrop for the weekend’s festivities, where you’ll have no excuse but to sit back, relax and sample the wide range of bubblies on offer. The grand marquee – the place to be seen – will be oozing style, elegance and sophistication, as you mingle with local MCC producers as well as a handful of international brands. Adding to the superb offering will be a selection of delectable delights, on offer from some of Franschhoek’s world-class eateries. Pre-booking to this social calendar highlight is essential as tickets sell out fast. R395 per person includes entry, a complimentary tasting glass and tasting coupons. For bookings and more details visit www.webtickets.co.za.
365 days of the year to enjoy bubbly bliss
Unable to attend the festival? Not a problem. When you’re next in Franschhoek – especially during the warmer months – make time to indulge a decadent High Tea or relaxing picnic. Both being the perfect opportunities to sip and savour a fine Franschhoek MCC. With their breathtaking views, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, La Motte and La Residence are the epitome of High Tea destinations. For the ultimate in picnic experiences then look no further than Boschendal.
Come rain or shine, everyday should be a day to enjoy a glass of your favourite Franschhoek MCC.