Sparkling wine made in the Méthode Champenoise method is known as MCC or Methode Cap Classique and is one of the most dynamic and successful wine styles of the Cape, not least because of its similarity to Champagne but at a much more affordable price.
With Champagne qualities, MCC offers fantastic value for money
Depending on time of the year and interest, we can also watch some of MCC’s intricate production methods like dosage, the proprietary and often fiercely protected blend of base wine plus for e.g. grape sugar used to top up the bottles when they are ready for corking (following the 2nd fermentation and aging under crown cap). Or try your hand at riddling, the traditional method of gradually moving the lees (spent yeast) into the neck for disgorgement – or ejection of the lees when the crown cap is popped in preparation for the dosage.
Full day: 1 – 2 pax R3500; 3 pax R4000; 4 – 8 pax R5500
Half day: 1 – 2 pax R2000; 3 pax R3000; 4 – 8 pax R4000 (half day tours only available for Stellenbosch pick up & tours or Constantia tours with a Cape Town pick up, otherwise full day rates apply).
Excluded: Meals, wine and food pairings
Optional extras – Sabrage