Perfectly timed with the beginning of the festive season and the summer season in full swing, the Franschhoek valley welcomes the return of the sparkling annual highlight, the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne festival, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth and set for 2-3 December 2023.
The abundant Franschhoek valley is renowned for producing Cap Classiques of outstanding quality, with an impressive array of over 20 local producers ranging from large, traditional estates to boutique and up-and-coming producers.
The 2023 festival is set to take place over two full days at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument. Bubbly-lovers will be entertained in style by South Africa’s top acoustic rock band, Watershed, whose live performance is set to steal the show for the Saturday line-up. Leigh-Anne Williams, a local radio host, will be behind the mic as MC for the event, and DJ Charles Lusengo will ensure that feet stay tapping with his Latino, house, beach-club fusion live DJ set.
The venue is renowned for its garden-party style atmosphere – guests are reminded to dress up for the occasion with the classic white and blue dress code with a touch of silver allowing for a little added Franschhoek flair. Fashionistas are encouraged to go all-out, with prizes for the best-dressed up for grabs.