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Chardonnay fans; join Genevieve MCC at the New School Grand Cru Festival in Franschhoek!

New School Grand Cru event

New School Grand Cru

Chardonnay fans, make a big note to save the date: Saturday 3rd October! This is the second year Môreson Wine Farm hosts this exceptional day celebrating Chardonnay.
Over twenty vineyards in South Africa will be presenting their selection of finest quality Chardonnay ( yes only Chardonnay). It will be a day filled with spectacular wines yummy food – the Bread and Wine Vineyard Restaurant will be open for lunch; and they’ll have their famous charcuterie for sale at the festival.
NB info: Tickets cost R150 and include a glass and access to some of South Africa’s finest Chardonnays.
Buy tickets online or email assistant@moreson.co.za for direct ticket sales.
Time: 15:00 – 20:00
Want to see who else will be there? www.newschoolgrandcru.co.za
Cheers
Melissa

Bot River Spring Weekend 5th & 6th September 2015.

We’ve all been patiently waiting for the sun to come out and play and see fit to celebrate the change of season with our annual Bot River Spring Weekend.

Bot River Spring Weekend 2015

I’ll be pouring the latest vintage of Genevieve MCC 2011 at Luddite Wines this year. A family affair sure to entertain and while away your time in Bot River. This year we’re adding an option of oysters to your tasting of Genevieve MCC, why because we love oysters and well sometimes you need to enjoy a little extra delectable something to bring out the joie de vivre!

 

Penny Verburg of Luddite Wines has been cooking up a storm; your lunch treats to be enjoyed with a glass of Luddite Shiraz or Chenin made by the great man Niels Verburg. I’ve included the menu in her words to give you a big yummy picture of what she’s been preparing.

“ I’ve been beavering away in the kitchen and have the following on offer for the weekend:
Old fashioned pork pies served with a side salad and home made piccalilli
Selection of Richard Bosman’s charcuterie, home made bread, pates and farm butter
Vegetarian mushroom pate, breads, salad and local cheeses
The pantry is bulging with stuff grown and made on the farm: jams, marmalades, pickles, olive oil and yummy lemon and granadilla curd!”

And then to top it all off we thought we’d add some more colour to the day with some great local artists showing off their wares.

Wendy Voogt will be exhibiting her paintings, John the Potter will have some pottery on sale, Jo Elkin will be selling her goods and lastly there will be a washing line full of Sue Heyns beautiful patchwork quilts

Time: Saturday / Sunday: 10:00 -15:00

See you this weekend!

Melissa , Penny & Niels!

Should you need further info, please contact Melissa@genevievemcc.co.za

Want to see what the other farms are up to?

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PS: Brush up on your 101 to TASTING oysters!

Oyster tasting is similar to wine tasting. You’re trying to absorb and appreciate the nuances in flavor and texture imparted by climatic conditions. The culmination of these effects is what oyster aficionados call “meroir.”

The 6 S’s of Pro Oyster Tasting

#1 SEE: Feast with your eyes! Study the shell, shape, and color.

#2 SMELL: It should smell sea-breezy and sweet, not fishy at all.

#3 SIP: Sip the oyster liquor to get a sense of the salinity.

#4 SLURP: Shimmy the oyster meat loose, tilt the flat edge of the shell to your lips and slurp! Don’t discard the oyster liquor (faux pas).

#5 SAVOR: Chew a few times to get the full body taste; notice the progression from nose (salty) to body (sweet/flavors) to finish (lingering aroma).

#6 SHARE: Flip the shell over, discuss your impressions with friends and enjoy Genevieve MCC!

 

The SizweNtsalubaGobodo ‘Celebration of Bubbles Festival’ JHB

The SizweNtsalubaGobodo Celebration of Bubbles Festival

The SizweNtsalubaGobodo Celebration of Bubbles Festival is returning to dazzle Joburg bubbly lovers on 14 & 15 March at Inanda country Club.

The festival plays host to over 25 cap classique and champagne houses. Your ticket includes a glass and 10 tasting coupons.

We’ll be showcasing our new vintage the Genevieve MCC 2011 so join us for a day of sophistication and fun with live music, great food and loads of Bubbles from 12h00 – 18h00 both Saturday and Sunday..

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR or through WEBTICKETS.

Festive Wishes for 2014 !

Christmas Genevieve 2Festive Wishes for 2014. A little note to say thanks for enjoying the Genevieve MCC this year. I hope you’ve had many moments to take pleasure in and celebrate.

Looking back on this year, we can say Genevieve MCC has made new friends and rekindled with old ones. We’ve taken part in some memorable events that have been successful and got some lovely new listings that make us proud when we see someone ordering a bottle for the table!

We introduced the new vintage: Genevieve MCC 2011 at the Franschhoek Bubbly Festival this past month.I have patiently been waiting for this and am proud to say we’re releasing it with a maturation of 3 years on the lees. The slightly longer aging shows up beautifully and hints of honeycomb alongside the customarily fresh notes mingle well together.

All the best for the festive season, travel safe and enjoy the time with loved ones!

Cheers

Melissa Genevieve Nelsen

Fancourt Festival of Fizz : 12th & 13th December 2014

We’re taking a trip up the Garden Route soon for this  festival fizztival! Hope to meet some great new bubbly friends and of course enjoy the scenery.

Details:

Venue: Fancourt – Date: 12th & 13th December – Cost: R150.00 tickets: www.webtickets.co.za

Festival of Fizz 12/13th December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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