Presented by MasterCard,the festival takes place in the picture-perfect Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December 2013.
Four lucky readers will win double general access tickets (two tickets) to the Festival – just answer the following simple question in the comments below this post to enter, as well as follow @ELLE_DECO and @Franschhoek_SA on twitter.
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Visitors can anticipate an unrivalled culinary showcase in the grand marquee situated on the lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s iconic Huguenot Monument, while local winemakers offer the finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) to emerge from the wine cellars of South Africa.
Well-known MCC producers participating in this popular festival include Pierre Jourdan, Morena, Môreson, La Motte, Boschendal, Leopard’s Leap, Noble Hill, Plaisir de Merle, Anthonij Rupert Wines, Graham Beck Wines, Krone, Simonsig, Steenberg and Villiera. Some of France’s best Champagnes will be represented by brands such as Billecart Salmon, Champagne Guy Charbaut and Veuve Clicquot.
With the winemaking methods virtually the same in the Champagne and Franschhoek regions, the success of a winemaker’s labours comes down to the terroir from which they source their grapes and their finely honed skills – something that South African winemakers have mastered throughout the years.Visitors to the festival will be treated to an array of gastronomic delights presented by the local restaurants that have firmly entrenched Franschhoek’s status as one of the world’s premier culinary destinations. Some of the participating fine dining restaurants include well-known establishments such as The Restaurant at Grande Provence, Bread & Wine, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, The SalmonBar, Dieu Donné, Haute Cabrière, Roca, Café BonBon, Huguenot Fine Chocolates 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, while the many winefarms within easy reach of the village add to the appeal of a weekend of celebrating Cap Classiques.
Those wishing to spend the night will be spoilt for choice with accommodation ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestling in a picturesque and secure environment.
The theme for this year’s festival is black and white, with an emphasis on spots and stripes. In keeping with a tradition that is now as much a part of the festival as is the bubbly, a prize will be awarded to the best dressed couple on each day.
Tickets cost R200 per person and include access to the festival which is open between 12pm and 5pm on 30 November and 1 December, a complimentary tasting glass and tasting credit loaded onto a MasterCard contactless card. Additional credit can be loaded throughout 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! Use your MasterCard card to pay and receive a 10% discount on your ticket purchase, as well as a 10% discount on purchases made at the festival.
For more information visit www.franschhoekmcc.co.za, and follow us on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA. The official Festival hashtag is #fhkbubbly.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The giveaway is open to all readers, not just MasterCard cardholders. Entrants should be older than 18 years. Flights and transport not included in prize. Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.