BUBBLY lovers will be delighted to hear that after a two-year absence, the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is back. Once again presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, the two-day event is set to take place at the Franschhoek Monument on Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4 from 11am to 4pm. Tickets are now available from Webtickets and cost R450 per person – including a souvenir tasting glass and 10 tasting coupons.
Festivalgoers will get to enjoy Cap Classiques from Graham Beck, Anthonij Rupert, Villiera, Morena, Black Elephant Vintners, Boschendal, Domaines Des Dieux, Krone, L’Ormarins, Laborie, La Motte, Le Lude, Nanola Wines, Paul René, Pongracz, Rickety Bridge, and Steenberg. Champagne will include Taittinger and Comtesse Alexia and festival-goers will also be able to taste Veuve Du Vernay, a French sparkling wine.. Fabulous fare from a variety of stalls and local favourite restaurants will keep the hunger pangs at bay, and live music from local superstar Amy Jones and DJ Shen FM will add to the elegant yet laid back atmosphere of the garden-party-style event.
As in previous years, the dress code is Blue & White, and those judged the best dressed will be in line to win great prizes on both days.
Festival organiser Darielle Robertson says: “The 2019 festival was completely sold out weeks before the event, and tickets for the 2020 show were selling like hotcakes before we had to cancel due to the pandemic. Last year’s festival became another Covid-19 casualty due to lockdown restrictions.
“Tickets will be much sought after as bubbly lovers are going to want to make up for the missed two years, so pre-booking is essential as the new look and feel allows for a limited number of guests only.”
Adds Theesan Moodley, CEO of Sanlam Private Wealth: “As always, we are excited to partner with this luxury lifestyle event as it provides us with the perfect platform to collaborate with fellow experts in their craft and create an exclusive experience for guests.”