Specialist bubbly-maker Genevieve MCC will be celebrating the bounty of the 2020 harvest to the joyful sound of popping corks at the Post-Harvest Proe Party. This festive fling will feature a tasting of top-notch Cap Classique wine over lunch at owner Melissa Nelsen’s farm near Bot River on Saturday, 7 March.

Bubbly-maker Melissa Nelson will be hosting a Post-Harvest Proe Party at the home of Genevieve MCC in Bot River on 7 March.

Guests will get to know more about the 2020 harvest and taste older vintages of Genevieve MCCs alongside some of the brand’s more recent releases, while tucking into a delicious sit-down harvest table feast.

The Post-Harvest Proe Party will be hosted at the Home of Genevieve MCC, a venue that will be new to many. For years, grapes for Genevieve MCC came from pockets of Chardonnay across the region, albeit always from Bot River. In 2017 however, Genevieve MCC finally found a home when Melissa discovered a working farm where her dream for a space to give visitors the ultimate MCC experience became a reality.

The history of the wine started in 2010, when the first Genevieve MCC was released – a product of the 2008 vintage. Melissa had always had a love for bubbly and when the opportunity arose to make it, she jumped. Genevieve is her second name and the patron saint of Paris, making Genevieve MCC the perfect name for a great South African Cap Classique made in the classic style of French Champagne.

Today, the Home of Genevieve MCC also has self-catering cottages alongside the vineyards and a renovated barn where visitors can enjoy not only Genevieve MCC but also the scenic beauty and laid-back country atmosphere of the Overberg.

The Home of Genevieve MCC is located on Klein Botrivier Farm, off Karwyderskraal Road, Bot River. Tickets to this event on 7 March from 12:30 – 15:00 are R450 pp. To book, simply send an email to melissa@genevievemcc.co.za.

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