Tuesday, March 25, 2014


“Come quickly! I’m tasting stars!”  Dom Pierre Perignon, French Benedictine Monk (1638 - 1715) on tasting his newly created Champagne

Over 75 brands from over 25 bubbly producers

The inaugural SizweNtsalubaGobodo Celebration of Bubbles Festival is set to dazzle Joburg bubbly lovers over the weekend of 29 and 30 March with its showcase of some of the world’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and Champagnes.

Taking place at the newly renovated Inanda Country Club in Sandton, visitors will have the opportunity to toast the good life at what promises to be a very stylish affair – glitz and glamour, an array of the best bubbly and gourmet delights.

Toasting the good life with decadent bubbly at the celebration of bubbles festival this week end

Festival visitors can look forward to sampling 20 top local and international brands including globally renowned Veuve Clicquot. This top bubbly brand will be giving those with a taste for the finer things in life, a taste of its finest French Champagne offering. Other well-known MCC producers that visitors can look forward to include Graham Beck Wines, Pongrácz, Villiera, Simonsig, Môreson, Genevieve MCC and Krone.

“SizweNatsalubaGobodo is delighted to participate in this prestigious event.  Twenty years into our country’s hard-earned democracy, we have much to celebrate.  Our participation allows us to celebrate not only as a country but as a proudly African firm that has ultimately changed the accounting landscape.  Together with our new brand promise, ‘opportunity exceeded’, we look forward to toasting the beginning of our commitment to go above and beyond to achieve success across sectors and at all levels”, comments Nonkululeko Gobodo, Chairperson of SizweNtsalubaGobodo.

Music, gourmet food and the best in Champagne and Cap Classique

The Celebration of Bubbles is owned and managed by Darielle Robertson and Michelle van Eyden.  Darielle has vast experience in the wine industry and has managed the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival for the last 8 years.  Michelle was a founding member and shareholder of Vodacom Sport and Entertainment (now SAIL) and has an extensive background in all aspects of sponsorships and commercial rights management.  Their partnership is based on a desire to create a sophisticated new event in Gauteng with the sponsor, SizweNatsalubaGobodo.

The Festival takes place at the Inanda Country Club in Sandton from 12:00-18:00 on Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 March.  Tickets are R250 per person and include 10 tasting tokens and a champagne flute.  Book tickets at or purchase at the entrance. Limited space available.

Participating Champagne Producers

Veuve Clicquot
Piper Heidsieck

Participating Méthode Cap Classique Producers

Genevieve MCC
Graham Beck Wines
Saronsberg Cellar
De Wetshof Estate
Villiera Wines
J C Le Roux
Simonsig Wine Estate
Plaisir de Merle
Bon Courage
Domaine des dieux
Uitkyk Wine Estate
Lords Winery
Haute Cabriere

For more info visit the Facebook Page at or follow the action on Twitter @BubblesFest.
Issued by KL PR & EVENTS