Dorp Street MCC & Champagne Festival

Starts : 28 August 2010 18h00
Ends : 28 August 2010 21h00
Intro : In 1971 South Africa’s premier wine producing region, Stellenbosch, released the country’s first wine modeled on the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region in France. 39 years later, we have the privilege of announcing the arrival of the inaugural Dorp Street MCC and Champagne

Space : 200
Location : Black Horse Centre, c/o Dorp and Market Street

Description : This prestigious event, taking place on 28th August 2010, is aimed at providing a personalised, bespoke, memorable and compelling experience as well as a celebration of the lifestyle which Champagne and Method Cap Classique embody.

It will provide a platform for a small group of like-minded people (only 200 tickets available), who share the same passions, lifestyle, needs and desires to network and enjoy some fine exponents of this style of wine. It is sure to become a social highlight on the annual South African wine calendar.

The festival also aims to give exposure to the Black Horse Centre, in one the of town’s oldest streets, namely, Dorp Street, and to celebrate the joy of the Stellenbosch Winelands lifestyle.

The festival will be divided into two parts:


R400 per person for the Informal Tasting; additional R250 per person for the Formal Tutored Tasting.

Informal Tasting:

10 boutique Champagne and 10 boutique MCC producers will offer unlimited tastings of their Sparkling wines.

The informal tasting will run on Saturday, 28 August from 18h00 until 21h00, after which guests can retire to the restaurant area, do some shopping at one of the shops in the centre which will be open until 21h00 or purchase wine at the wine stall.

Theming will be in a chic country style and guests will be encouraged to dress appropriately

Formal Tutored Tastings:

There are three formal tutored tastings to choose from.
The first one is a comparitive tasting of Prestige Cuvees and vintage MCC, chaired by Allan Mullins.
The second one is a water tasting of imported waters such as VOSS and FIJI.
The third one is a vertical tasting of Villiera, Simonsig and Desiderius vintage MCC, chaired by Jeff Grier.
Each tasting will only be open to 25 guests and 5 prominent media/wine personalities. The formal tutored tastings will take place on Saturday, 28 August from 17h30 until 21h30 in three separate slots.

Contact : Inke Gouws
Phone : 079 268 3779
eMail :

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