The Vineyard Hotel & Spa will be showcasing some of the best bubbles that Cape has to offer when it hosts the Cape’s Finest MCC Festival on March 25.
Top producers of world-renowned sparkling wines will be celebrating the Méthode Cap Classique tradition in the gardens of the Vineyard Hotel & Spa. From 3 to 6pm, guests can enjoy a delightful Sunday afternoon tasting carefully selected MCC vintages from farms such as Groot Constantia, Beyerskloof, Bayede!, Constantia Uitsig, Genevieve, Steenberg, Graham Beck, Villiera, Saronsberg, Mooiplaas, Klein Constantia, Simonsig and Moreson, whilst enjoying light entertainment and mouth-watering canapés prepared by the hotel’s expert chefs.
The term Cap Classique has been used in South Africa since 1992. Méthode Cap Classique may be made from one or more of three grape varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Wines made from these grape varieties are subjected to the so-called méthode champenoise – essentially involving a second fermentation inside the bottle. Many experts agree that sparkling wines made in the MCC tradition are on par with those made in the Champagne region.
The cost to attend is R165 per person, which includes a souvenir Vineyard Hotel & Spa tasting glass. Bookings are essential, so guests are encouraged to book early and full pre-payment is required to guarantee bookings.
For those wishing to stay a while, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa is offering a stay over bed and breakfast rate of R550 per person sharing. Guests can further enjoy a five-course wine paired menu at R295pp or a three-course set menu at R180pp at the hotel’s in-house restaurant, the Square.