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There was another splendid weekend of revelry at the Franschhoek “Magic of Bubbles” Cap Classique and Champagne festival earlier on in December. The festival continues to grow from strength to strength and it opened on Friday evening, this year, for a soiree under the stars. Certainly one of the finest events in the Franschhoek calendar. Be sure not to miss next year’s festival which will be taking place in Franschhoek from 3 – 5 December 2010.

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Franschhoek’s  ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, kicks off this weekend. The largest of its kind in the country allowing visitors the opportunity to sample both Champagne and Cap Classique wines.

The centrepiece of the festival is a grand marquee on the sprawling lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s famous Huguenot Monument, where bubbly stalls will be interspersed with stalls from the local restaurants offering delicious delicacies to match.

This year the festival will take full advantage of the Cape’s glorious summer evenings, with the festival open from 6pm to 10pm on Friday the 4th of December and then between 12pm and 6pm on both Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th.

Live music, provided by well-known artists such as Jared, Gerard (previously a member of Delta Blues), D7 Fresh Acapella and many more, will set the tone, and local winemakers will be on hand to chat about the making of Cap Classique wines in the Franschhoek valley.

The theme for this year’s festival is ‘white with a touch of black’, with a prize being awarded to the best dressed couple. A best dressed couple will be selected every day of the festival.

An R180.00 per person entrance fee allows you access to the festival, which includes a tasting glass and a complimentary booklet containing 10 tasting coupons. Thereafter all tastings will be charged on consumption.

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On the weekend 31 October – 1 November Franschhoek once again hosts a exciting variety of classical performers in an event that has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. This year is the first time it is staged in association with La Motte Estate, taking it to even greater heights.

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Franschhoek Classical Music Festival

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Visit 10 of Franschhoek’s most spectacular gardens as they burst into bloom this summer. Programme.

This year Franschhoek is proud to launch the Franschhoek Open Gardens Talks featuring well known Gardening Celeb Keith Kirsten (10:30am both Saturday and Sunday at the School Hall)and local speakers Bridget Kitley – herb & potager garden expert(Sunday at 14:30pm at the school hall) and Marie Fazard – Ludwig’s Roses (Saturday at 14:30pm at the school hall) (Stellenbosch Branch Manager)

Workshop: make your own Tussie Mussie with Tanya Le Roux (Bien Donne) for only R20 in the town centre at 11:30 both Saturday & Sunday

David Walters – Exhibition of Garden sculptures opposite garden 1: “La Rive Garden

Franschhoek Open Gardens

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