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  • Delaille Raubenheimer

Franschhoek’s Cap Classique Route Hosts a Week-Long Celebration!

Discover the Sparkling Spectacle 1st - 7th September 2023

Franschhoek Cap Classique Celebrations
Franschhoek Cap Classique Celebrations

The enchanting valley of Franschhoek is preparing to shine as it gears up to host an extraordinary week-long of fabulous festivities, paying tribute to the effervescence of Cap Classique wines and perfectly coinciding with the beginning of spring and international Cap Classique day!

From 1st to 7th September 2023, locals and visitors alike will be treated to an unforgettable ode to all things sparkling, as the highly anticipated Cap Classique Route celebrations take center stage.

Franschhoek Cap Classique Le Lude

The Franschhoek Valley’s Cap Classique Route encompasses 23 local producers, making it South Africa’s largest and most impressive showcase of exceptional sparkling wines, world-class hospitality and picturesque vineyard vistas.

Wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs from near and far are invited to experience the renowned abundance of Franschhoek, with a week long of interactive tastings, bespoke cellar tours and unique food and wine pairings. From sabrage demonstrations, to artisanal Cap Classique pairings, bubbly breakfasts and cellar-door specials- there’s much to pack into a week itinerary.

With no shortage of accommodation on offer, readily available to suit all budgets and personal preferences, visitors to the valley are encouraged to prolong the spoils with a mid-week or weekend stay, ensuring your itinerary is overflowing with festivities.

The ultimate highlight to kickstart the week-long festivities is an afternoon of epicurean delights hosted at Haute Cabrière, where a Master Class awaits on 01st September. Set to shine the spotlight on just a few of the top local producers, diners will be wowed with curated pairings and a leisurely lunch experience aimed at showcasing the versatility and diversity of the six specially-selected Cap Classiques, from blends to Blanc de Blancs, new releases and coveted older vintages. Seats are limited and booking is essential.

Each of the 23 participating farms proudly present their unique offerings throughout the first week of September, ready to raise a glass and share a toast to mark the occasion.


Route map, more information and a full list of participating farms and experiences are available here.


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