Get ready for the social calendar event of 2016, with promises of amazing weather, beautiful people dressed to impress and most importantly South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC). It’s time for the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Mastercard, which takes place over the weekend of 3 and 4 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument. Celebrate summer in style by adding a dash of colour to this year’s theme which is Black and White with a Floral Flair.

2015 Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival

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 and 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.

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.

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