Franschhoek MCC & Champagne Fest 3 & 4 Dec ’16

The Magic of Bubbles!

Will you join me at the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Mastercard on Sunday 4 December 2016?

The festival promises amazing weather, beautiful people dressed to impress and most importantly South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC).

DATE: Sunday, 4 December 2016 (Saturday’s event is already sold out – hurry before it is too late).
TIME: 12h00 – 17h00
PLACE: Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek
COST: R350 per person which includes access to the festival, a complimentary tasting glass and a Mastercard contactless card preloaded with tasting coupons.
TICKETS: Web Tickets (tickets are already sold out for Saturday 4 December).
DRESS THEME: Black and White with a Floral Flair.


Sit back and relax in the comfort of the grand marquee, which will be oozing style, elegance and sophistication, as you sip on one of the many local MCC’s and selection of France’s best Champagnes on offer. Local MCC producers at this year’s event include:

  • 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
  • Villiera.

France’s Champagne Houses will be represented by uber glam brands such as Piper Heidsieck, Champagne Guy Charbaut and Veuve Clicquot.

“The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival allows visitors to sample exquisite, locally-produced dishes and Cap Classiques with the naturally-beautiful Franschhoek as a backdrop,” says Nadine Mouton, Vice President, Marketing, Mastercard, South Africa. “Mastercard is excited to once again bring this unique and priceless experience to wine and food lovers who admire the country’s best offerings.”

Keep hunger at bay with a range of delectable delights available from the local restaurants that have firmly entrenched Franschhoek’s status as one of the world’s premier culinary destinations. Bread & Wine, Haute Cabrière, Le Franschhoek, L’Ermitage, The Restaurant at Grande Provence and Mont Rochelle are a few of the restaurants showcasing their menus during the festival. Your taste buds will be awakened with the world-class food offerings.

The best-dressed couple will be awarded each day with a R5 000 Mastercard gift card.  Spend your prize money on more bubbly to take home with you, or plan a trip to one of the wine farms showcased at the festival. Regarded as one of SA’s most stylish events, this is the perfect opportunity for men to dress up in their most stylish collared shirts paired with the trendiest trousers or shorts. The ladies’ fashions epitomize the ultimate in sophistication and elegance.



Mastercard is giving away two sets of four tickets for each day of the festival. See my Facebook page for more detail on how to enter.


Children under the age of 18 years will be allowed free entry to the festival and the Best Dressed couple on each day will also win a R5 000 Mastercard gift card.



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