What better way to end off a fabulous 2018 than at SA’s premier social calendar highlight, the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’,presented by Sanlam Private Wealth. Stylish attire complemented with some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and Champagnes are guaranteed to be the talk of the village during this two-day event, which takes place this weekend.

The iconic Huguenot Monument serves as the spectacular backdrop for the weekend’s festivities, where you’ll have no excuse but to sit back, relax and sample the wide range of local MCC’s and select French champagnes on offer. The grand marquee – the place to be seen – will be oozing style, elegance and sophistication, as you mingle with local MCC producers as well as a handful of international brands. Adding to the superb offering will be a selection of delectable delights, on offer from some of Franschhoek’s world-class eateries.

‘We’re excited to be part of this luxury lifestyle event,’ says Carl Roothman, CEO of Sanlam Private Wealth. ‘It provides us with an ideal platform to collaborate with fellow masters of their craft and create an exclusive experience for guests. Over the two days, the same characteristics that inspire and drive us to grow and preserve wealth – such as practice, patience, meticulous attention to detail and even the need to take calculated risks – will also be evident in the delectable MCCs, champagne, dishes and music on display.’

The theme for this year is Black and White, with a prize awarded to the Best Dressed Couple on each day. What better excuse to indulge in some retail therapy beforehand to find that perfect outfit.

Tickets cost R395 per person and include access to the festival, which is open daily between 12pm and 5pm, as well as a complimentary tasting glass as well as MCC and Champagne 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 www.webtickets.co.za, but hurry, as tickets are limited.

For more information and regular updates visit www.franschhoekmcc.co.za.

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