But, with the focus on local bubbly, the organisers have lined up some impressive estates including Graham Beck, who will showcase their Blanc de Blanc, Brut and Brut Rosé; Anthonij Rupert Wines, with their L’Ormarins range; Bon Courage; Genevieve MCC; Pierre Jourdan Brut and Belle Rose from Haute Cabrière; Spier and Krone. Also Silverthorn who will show The Green Man 2015, The Genie Rose NV and The Jewel Box 2014, which is a new vintage from this estate – so festival-goers will be among the first to taste it.
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, festival-goers can enjoy a selection of fabulous foods including poke bowls, meze platters, sushi, oysters, pizza and there’s even a biltong stand. For those with a sweet tooth, the organisers have also arranged a cake stand – perhaps a nod to this weekend’s Royal Wedding which will be shown live on a big screen in the venue on Saturday.
And – as if that wasn’t enough – there will also be live music from the talented Jacques Lagesse as well as the brilliant Veronique Lalouette (whom you may recall was placed fourth in the third season of M-Net’s Idols competition).
So truly something for anyone (over 18!) who likes superb bubbly, first class food and great music. Cheers!
The Bubbly Festival takes place at The Park House of Events on 7, Hyde Park Corner on Friday, May 18 from 17h00 to 21h00; Saturday, May 19 from 11h00 to 15h00 and 17h00 to 21h00 and Sunday, May 20 from 11h00 to 15h00
Tickets cost R380 per person and include a tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets.