Six of the best MCC experiences in Stellenbosch

I was looking for a truly unique bubbly experience, so I spent 4 weekends exploring the Stellenbosch Wine Route in search for the best MCCs.
This is what I found and THIS is why you should #DoStellies:


Weekend one: Villiera Wines and Simonsig


10h30 – 12h15
Nougat and MCC pairing for R80.
Booking is recommended.  TEL: 021 865 2002 | EMAIL: Google Map. 

The drive time from Villiera to Simonsig is only 8 minutes.


12h30 – end of day
Simonsig Lunch and then wine tasting for R50.
Booking is recommended.  TEL: +27 (0) 21 888 4915 | Google Map. 
Ask to do the sword and MCC experience! 😉

Villiera Wines Nougat and MCC pairing




Villiera Wines. Meet the resident cat.



Simonsig MCC and sword experience
Simonsig outdoor museum

Read more information about my experiences at Villiera here and Simonsig here. 

Weekend two: L’Avenir and Warwick


10h30 – 12h15
MCC tasting for R30.
Booking is recommended.  TEL: +27 (0)21 889 5001| EMAIL: Google Map.  The drive time from L’Avenir to Warwick is only 7 minutes.
Get a cheese and meat platter for breakfast with freshly baked bread for R180.


12h30 – end of day
Start off with the tasting for R35 or R50 and then make your way over to the lawns for a picnic.
Booking is essential. Book a picnic for two at R500 (it can actually also feed 3).  TEL: +27 21 884 4410 | Google Map. 
Ask to try the wedding cup experience! 😉

L’Avenir cheese and meat platter

L’Avenir MCC Brut

Warwick wedding cup and MCC

Warwick picnics

Read more about my experience at L’Avenir here and Warwick here. 

Weekend three: JC Le Roux  

JC Le Roux:

12h45 – end of day
Total tasting heaven:

Nougat Pairing      R100.00
Deluxe Pairing      R100.00
Olive Pairing         R100.00
Mixed Tasting       R60.00
MCC Tasting         R70.00
MCC Experience    R130.00

Follow this link for the tasting menu: jc-le-roux-tasting-menu-options

Follow this link for the price list: jc-le-roux-price-list-2016
Booking is essential. I would recommend the Olive and MCC tasting for R100 and then order a platter from the restaurant. Ask if you can sit upstairs or outside on the balcony.  TEL: 021 865 8200 | Google Map. 
Go on the self guided MCC in the making tour 😉

JC Le Roux Olive and MCC pairing R100


JC Le Roux food platters from the restaurant


Learn more about my JC Le Roux experience by clicking here.

Weekend Four: Hidden Valley

Stellenbosch Vineyards:

11h00 – end of day
There is just so much to do here:

  • Wine tasting, R50 per person which includes a free olive platter
  • Nature walk
  • Function venue
  • Olives & olive oil
  • Chocolate and wine pairing
  • Sculpture studio
  • Restaurant – have lunch! It is voted as one of the best restaurants according to the Eat Out Awards 2016. Click here to read more.

For more information, view this link.
Booking is recommended.  TEL: +27 (0) 21 880 2646  EMAIL:  Google Map. 


Hidden Valley – a self guided cellar tour
Incredible views at Hidden Valley


Learn more about my experience at Hidden Valley by clicking here. 


If you have visited any of these farms, use the hashtag #WinegirlCTtrythis

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