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The Bubbly Festival Pops Up in Hyde Park in May
May 18 @ 5:00 pm - May 20 @ 5:00 pmR380
The Bubbly Festival – Joburg’s celebration of South Africa’s finest Cap Classiques– is set to
take place in Hyde Park for three days in May.
Bubbly aficionados, epicureans and those who love the good things in life can spend the
weekend of Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 20, popping corks, filling flutes and sipping some
of the best sparkles around, while snacking on fine foods and listening to live music.
The Bubbly Festival will be held at The Park House of Events on 7, which is located in the
Hyde Park Shopping Centre (in the space previously occupied by the Imax theatre), and will
feature some of South Africa’s finest Methodé Cap Classiques.
Local MCC producers at this year’s event include Anthonij Rupert Wines, who will present
the L’Ormarins Brut Classique N/V, L’Ormarins Brut Vintage Rosé 2013, L’Ormarins Blanc de
Blanc 2012 and L’Ormarins Brut Classique Rosé N/V; Bon Courage who will show the
Jacques Bruére 2011 Brut Reserve, 2011 Blanc de Blanc and a 2011 Cuveé Rosé Brut;
Genevieve MCC (a boutique Blanc de Blanc, harvested from a small block of Chardonnay in
Botriver, Overburg); Pierre Jourdan Brut and Belle Rose from Haute Cabrière; Spier with
both their Secret Sparkling – Non Vintage and Spier Signature MCC as well as bubbles from
There’s also Silverthorn which is among only a handful of producers that have dedicated
their expertise solely to the production of premium MCCs and who will show the Silverthorn
The Green Man 2015, Silverthorn The Genie Rose NV and the Silverthorn Jewel Box 2014.
The last is a new vintage from this estate and the Bubbly Festival will allow festival-goers to
be among the first to taste this bubbly.
Also, in the line-up is the Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel which was the first South African wine
made according to the traditional method, known in South Africa, as Méthode Cap Classique
and Tanzanite, made by one of South Africa’s first female sparkling wine specialists Melanie
van der Merwe.
To add to the occasion, there will also be a selection of fabulous foods as well as live music
– details of which will be announced closer to the date.
Tickets cost R380 per person and include a glass and 10 tasting tickets. Bookings can be
made via www.webtickets.co.za or at the door on the day.
Says organiser Darielle Robertson, who is also responsible for the Western Cape’s very
popular annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival: “The Bubbly Festival
will allow Gautengers the opportunity to sample some of South Africa’s best Cap Classiques,
all in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere.”
The Bubbly Festival:
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018, from 17h00 to 21h00; Saturday, March 19, 2018, from 11h00 to
15h00 and 17h00 to 21h00 and Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 11h00 to 15h00.
Venue: The Park House of Events on 7 at Hyde Park Corner
Cost: R380 per person which includes 10 tasting tickets.
Social media: #BubblyFestival
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