Creating Cap Classique
Although we follow the time honoured techniques and age old traditions in crafting this nectar of the gods, we have had to forge our own unique identity within the greater wine community. Champagne is a wine region in France, and their controlling body, CIVC, objected to the use of the word "Champenoise" by other producers. As a result, South African producers had to generate an alternative name which resulted in the term Cap Classique.
The Cap Classique Producers Association (CCPA) was established in 1992 by a group of like-minded producers
who share a passion for bottle-fermented sparkling wines, made according to the traditional method (Méthode Champenoise)
Graham Beck Wines is a member of this association which seeks to promote South Africa's premium Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) wines, as well as the common interests of the producers. Their vision is to ensure that our bubblies are recognized both locally and in the international marketplace for their outstanding quality and unique characteristics.