Magic of Bubbles Festival
Franschhoek is a firm favourite at Road Travel, and for very good reason. Known as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, and home to some of the very best wine estates in the country, its really no surprise 😉 We are lucky enough to enjoy some really great festivals in this pretty little town, and there’s another one coming up we would like to share with you, it’s well worth looking forward to!
The Franschhoek ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival will take place over the weekend of the 3rd to 5th of December, and for the fifth year running, this social calendar highlight is sponsored by Investec Private Bank. Proving to be the ideal host for this festival, the largest of its kind in the country allowing visitors the opportunity to sample both Champagne and Cap Classique wines, Franschhoek offers visitors a unique combination of French heritage and South African winelands.
The Festival seeks to maintain outstanding standards by showcasing a selection of the most impressionable Champagnes and Cap Classiques. Some of France’s best Champagne will be tasted alongside the finest Cap Classiques to emerge from the wine cellars of South Africa. The winemaking method is virtually the same, so it comes down simply to the terroir and skill of the winemakers.
The focal point of the festival will be a grand marquee on the sprawling lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s famous Huguenot Monument, where bubbly stalls will be interspersed with stalls from the local restaurants offering delicious delicacies to match. Highly acclaimed wineries participating in this much loved event include Colmant, Dieu Donné, Graham Beck Wines, Krone, Morena, Môreson, Pierre Jourdan, Simonsig, Steenberg, Topiary Wines and Villiera. World renowned Champagnes will be represented by brands such as Billecart Salmon, Gosset, Laurent Perrier, and Tribaut.
This not-to-be missed event allows visitors to sample the town’s multilayered delights prepared by some of the country’s best chefs, whose restaurants in the village underpin Franschhoek’s status as one of the world’s great culinary destinations. Multilayered gastronomic delights will be prepared by some of the country’s best chefs, whose restaurants in the village underpin Franschhoek’s status as one of the world’s great culinary destinations. Some of the fine dining restaurants represented at the festival include Le Quartier Français, The Restaurant at Grande Provence, Bread & Wine, Mange Tout at Mont Rochelle Hotel, La Petite Ferme, L’Ermitage, Monneaux Restaurant, SalmonBar, Dieu Donne, Café Allee Bleue and Le Franschhoek.
A short wander down the main road in Franschhoek will uncover world-class shops and boutiques for an intimate and relaxed shopping experience. And not to be overlooked, for a quick visit, are the wine farms, situated in and around the area. Those wishing to stay overnight will be spoilt for choice with accommodation ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestling in a picturesque and safe environment. Contact us at Road Travel to find the ideal place for you.