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Franschhoek to bubble at Champagne Festival

Franschhoek will be hosting the third annual ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival at the Huguenot Monument from 4 – 6 December, sponsored by Investec, allowing bubbly lovers to taste the best of both French and South African sparkling wines.

The imported bubbly brands represented at the Festival will be Billecart Salmon, Joseph Perrier, and Laurent Perrier, while local brands are Avondale, Bon Courage, Boschendal, Bramon, Cape Chamonix, Colmant, Dieu Donne, Du Preez,  Genevieve Mcc, Graham Beck, Groote Post,  JC le Roux, Krone, Hout Bay Vineyards, Kumkani, La Motte, L’Avenir, Morena, Morgenhof, Nitida, Pierre Jourdan, Seidelberg, Silverthorn, Simonsig, Steenberg, Topiary, Villiera, Weltevrede and Woolworths.

Not only will the visitors taste the best of bubbly, but they will also be able to taste delicacies of the Franschhoek restaurants, which include Cafe Allee Bleue, Dieu Donne, Haute Cabriere, La Petite Ferme, Le Franschhoek, L’Ermitage, Mange Toute, Monneaux, Grande Provence, and Salmon Bar.

Tickets cost R 180 for a tasting glass and 10 tasting coupons, and can be booked at www.webtickets.co.za.  The dress code for the Festival is ‘white with a touch of black’.   The Festival runs from 18h00 – 22h00 on 4 December, and from 12h00 – 18h00 on 5 and 6 December.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio: www.whalecottage.com

Bubbly Franschhoek Festival

Champagne corks will be popping in Franschhoek at the beginning of December, when the third Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival takes place. 

Champagnes on show will include Billecart Salmon, Laurent Perrier and Joseph Perrier, while local Cap Classiques such as Boschendal, Bon Courage, Colmant, Constantia Uitsig, Graham Beck, Krone, Pierre Jourdan, Pongracz, Simonsig and Steenberg will be sparkling the palates of bubbly-lovers.  

The Festival takes place on 6 and 7 December and entrance costs R 180, including a flute and vouchers to taste the delicacies of the best restaurants in the Gourmet Capital of South Africa.   Tickets can be booked at the Franschhoek Tourism Bureau at tel 021 876-3603.