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Graham Beck's Harvest 2021 - A Vintage Under The Stars

18 January 2021 - 30 years ago, Cellar Master Pieter Ferreira began the first vintage of Graham Beck Cap Classique under the stars. Now, for the first time, the 2021 vintage heralds back to Graham Beck’s origins. READ MORE

Cap Classique: 50 years of Sparkle for a South African Legend

21 November 2020 - Follow #capclassique_sa on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with our 50-year giveaways over the course of 2021. #CapClassique50 #Yourmomentinthespotlight READ MORE

Plettenberg Bay Newcomers take Best Producer Award at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

30 September 2020 - Plettenberg Bay winery Newstead Wines has become the first producer outside of the traditional Western Cape winelands to be crowned overall winner of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. READ MORE

Cathy Marston on Judging Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

8 September 2020 - Cathy Marston, who has been judging the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge since 2013, gives her impressions of this year’s entries as well as Cap Classique in general. READ MORE

Celebrate Cap Classique on 01 September with #CapClassiqueDay

21 August 2020 - An exciting addition to the yearly wine calendar is #CapClassiqueDay, celebrated every year on the 1st of September. Share in the excitement and pop the cork! READ MORE

Join the Cap Classique Community and be a part of the celebration

14 July 2020 - The Cap Classique Producers Association (CCPA) is proud to announce a new tier of membership tailored for individuals and non-producing entities, entitled The Cap Classique Community. READ MORE

Amorim Cap Classique Challenge 2020: Call for Entries

26 June 2020 - Méthode Cap Classique producers have until 22 July to submit their wines for this year’s Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge which takes place in a milestone year for its sponsors, international cork company Amorim. READ MORE

World's Best Title for Durbanville Hills Sparkling Wine

25 June 2020 - The locally produced Méthod Cap Classique (MCC), the Durbanville Hills Blanc de Blancs vintage 2015 was crowned as the World’s Best Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine at the 2020 World Sparkling Wine Awards announced in London. READ MORE

New focus for Cap Classique Producers highlights the importance of Time

27 February 2020 - The Cap Classique Producers Association has re-positioned its marketing objectives to highlight the importance of time in the making of fine South African bubbly... READ MORE

Boschendal Museum Class Wine Takes Top-honours at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

13 September 2019 - A Museum Class Cap Classique from Boschendal, the renowned Franschhoek wine estate, was crowned overall winner at this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. The winning wine is Boschendal’s Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée 2008... READ MORE

Judging Amorim Cap Classique a Highlight in Sydney’s Search for the Perfect Bubble

26 August 2019 - Sydney Mello, one of the South African winemakers who has benefited from the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé programme, found himself in the judge’s seat this year as an associate judge for the 2019 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge... READ MORE

Celebrate #CapClassiqueDay on 1 September!

6 August 2019 - It is with great bubbly excitement that we announce #CapClassiqueDay which will take place every year on the 1st September from now on. This is a day where we can come together and share all the excitement that is Cap Classique through our combined digital channels and celebrate Spring Day... READ MORE

Domaine des Dieux again takes Top Spot at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

28 September 2018 - In a repeat performance from 2014, Domaine des Dieux, the boutique wine producer in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, was crowned as South Africa’s best Cap Classique exponent at this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge... READ MORE

Amorim Cork MCC Challenge Results 2018

28 September 2018 - Certificates and trophies were awarded to the best achievers in the 2018 Amorim Cork MCC Challenge. The competition, now in its 17th year, highlights the quality of South African Cap Classique and also the progress made by our MCC producers... READ MORE

Entries open for South Africa’s Top Sparkling Wine Competition

20 June 2018 - Méthode Cap Classique producers have until 20 July to submit their wines for this year’s Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, the only competition dedicated exclusively to honouring Cap Classique wines... READ MORE

Robertson Wine Valley toasts to success at the 2017 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

27 September 2017 - The Robertson Wine Valley deservedly walked away with a class winner in the Museum Class, two Gold Awards and nine Silver Awards. The highly sought-after Frans Malan Legacy Trophy was also bestowed on a producer from the Robertson Wine valley.... READ MORE

Simonsig Takes Top Honours for Record-Breaking 4th time at Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

18 September 2017 - Simonsig Estate, the pioneering Stellenbosch winery responsible for making the first Méthode Cap Classique wine, became the most-awarded cellar in the history of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge by winning the competition’s Best Producer Award for the fourth time.... READ MORE

Anura’s Brute of an MCC Pops into Top Spot at Cap Classique Awards

15 September 2016 - The Paarl wine region brought the sparkle to this year’s Cap Classique Challenge with Anura Vineyards’ MCC Brut 2011 winning the award for Best Producer as well as coming out tops in the category for Best Blended Bruttops in the category for Best Blended Brut ... READ MORE