While many people will be disappointed the much anticipated Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival has been postponed to 2021, there is a bubbly event to bring cheer to the MCC lovers in the Western Cape. It’s The Cap Classique Garden Party, which will be held on the lawns of the exquisite Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, 11am till 4pm.
Says organiser Darielle Robertson of DnA Events & Festivals: “While we are saddened to not be able to hold our annual Cap Classique & Champagne Festival due to the Covid-19 restrictions on numbers, we are very pleased to bring bubbly lovers an elegant garden party, in a beautiful venue, complete with delicious food, live music and, of course, some of the country’s best Cap Classiques.”
Guests will get to drink the best bubbly from seven MCC producers who will be in attendance. They are (in alphabetical order):
House of Bonang
Plaisir de Merle
“It’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season but, because of lockdown regulations, tickets are limited to 250 per day and we cannot make exceptions. So bubbly lovers are going to have to be quick if they don’t want to lose out,” says Roberston.
Tickets are R1250 per person and include: a souvenir crystal Champagne flute; a glass of award-winning Plaisir de Merle MCC on arrival; a glass of bubbly from each of the seven attending Cap Classique producers; a plate of four oysters for starters; the choice of a grazing platter, gourmet salad or sliders for mains; artisanal ice-cream or sorbet for dessert; a gift from Secret Skin Therapy (valued at R250); live music; a pop-up tasting corner; the opportunity to mingle with the winemakers; and the chance to buy bubbly – and stock up for the festive season – with free delivery on all orders over six bottles.