Franschhoek MCC and Champagne Festival

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Boschendal Brut MCC
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Pierre Jourdan Brut Rosé MCC from Haute Cabriére

Love bubbly? Then this is for you! The first weekend in December is when Franschhoek celebrates local MCC’s and champagnes from abroad with The Magic of Bubbles Festival each year. Tickets sell out fast, so don’t delay in getting yours online from

Touted as the social calendar event of 2016, the festival promises great weather, beautiful people dressed to impress and most importantly, South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC). Presented by Mastercard, it takes place over the weekend of 3 and 4 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument. This year’s theme is Black and White with a Floral Flair, and the best-dressed couple on each day will win a R5 000 Mastercard gift card. Festive fashionistas ahoy!

Take a seat in the stylish grand marquee to sip on one of the many local MCC’s and a selection of France’s best Champagnes. 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 and Villiera. France’s Champagne Houses will be represented by über glam brands Piper Heidsieck, Champagne Guy Charbaut and Veuve Clicquot.

Fabulous food from local restaurants is served, reflecting 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.

Tickets cost R350 per person and include access to the festival, which is open daily between 12pm and 5pm, and a complimentary tasting glass and tasting coupons. Additional vouchers can be purchased on the day. Children under 18 years will be allowed free entry to the festival.

Book directly through, but hurry, as tickets are limited! Use your Mastercard payment card to pay and receive a 10 percent discount on your ticket purchase, as well as a 10 percent discount on all purchases made at the festival.

Press release from On the Marque PR.

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Franschhoek MCC and Champagne Festival 3-4 December


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