Cap Classique Association

[Methode Champenoise]

Classic method of making champagne by creating a second fermentation in the bottle. The term Cap Classique has been used in South Africa since 1992.

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South African sparkling wines made in the traditional French method (methode champenoise) are referred to as Methode Cap Classiques or Cap Classiques. Take a look at how South Africa's much loved sparkling wine is made ...

Cap Classique: 50 years of Sparkle

The South African wine industry will in 2021 reach a milestone in its history of over 360 years when it celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Cap Classique category, the Cape's famous bottle-fermented sparkling wines. Read more...