Cap Classique Producers Association

Champagne is a wine region in France, and their controlling body, CIVC, objected to the use of the work “Champenoise” by other producers. As a result, Cape producers had to come up with an alternative name and in South Africa, this prestigious wine category became known as Cap Classique.

The name was derived from the fact that the classic art of winemaking was introduced to the Cape by the French Huguenots, and the first bottle-fermented sparkling wine produced at the Cape was called Kaapse Vonkel (Cape Sparkle).

Lovers of South African bottle-fermented bubbly can rest assured that all Cap Classique wines are made according to the traditional time-honoured method and the quality promises to be better than ever!



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