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What to wear to: the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’

Posted on December 02, 2016 by Nikki Friedman

The clever people over at Franschhoek SA have put together some ideas on what to wear to the The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Mastercard.

Using Instagram darling and general all-around styler Seth Shezi as a model.

Taking place this weekend of 3 and 4 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument. Celebrate summer in style by adding a dash of colour to this year’s theme which is Black and White with Floral Flair. 

Don't forget this year both Miss Molly and Môreson will be represented at the festival...and we have a treat for you. We've paired up with N2 Ice Cream Lab to make a special sorbet from Môreson Cap Classique! 

The Magic of Bubbles & Ice Cream

Posted on November 25, 2016 by Nikki Friedman

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Mastercard, which takes place over the weekend of 3 and 4 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument. Celebrate summer in style by adding a dash of colour to this year’s theme which is Black and White with Floral Flair.

This year both Miss Molly and Môreson will be represented at the festival...and we have a treat for you. We've paired up with N2 Ice Cream Lab to make a special sorbet from Môreson Cap Classique! 

How does it work? To make this liquid nitrogen ice cream ingredients are blended and instantly frozen before your very eyes. 

 

Posted in #FHKbubbly, bubbly, champagne festival, franschhoek, mcc, miss molly, moreson, soliatire, The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Miss Molly's nose knows

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Nikki Friedman

We always take Miss Molly for a walk through the vineyards come harvest time - she knows when the grapes are perfectly ripe, and lets us know by having a snack!

Posted in harvest, miss molly, moreson, vineyard, wine

Môreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay 2014 awarded FIVE-STARS in the Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2017

Posted on November 04, 2016 by Nikki Friedman

Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide is the definitive guide to South African wines with more than 8,000 wines from over 900 producers reviewed annually. The top wines are then scrutinised in a blind tasting by an expert panel of judges to find the best in the country. Môreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay 2014 took home five-stars, and is officially recognised as one of the very best Chardonnays in South Africa.


*Winemaker Clayton Reabow and GM Nikki Friedman were all smiles!

At the annual awards Môreson received its first five-star rating from the prestigious industry bible for their estate grown Chardonnay as well as receiving a total of eight nominations for five-star wines as a whole.

The accolade is made even more meaningful to Môreson’s winemaking team as Chardonnay is the varietal this family-run Franschhoek farm hangs its hat on.

 GM of Môreson Nikki Friedman says: “We started producing this wine because my dad loves a good, wooded chardonnay.

 “To see where it’s gone over the last 20 years is unbelievable. What's also so important is that every part of the wine has been touched by our farm. Every single person who works on Môreson, no matter their role, has contributed to the wine.”

 Winemaker Clayton Reabow comments: “I’m privileged to work with a team of people who have a collective vision towards growing, producing and packaging world-class wine. Together we have adopted a no compromise policy on our wines starting with our Chardonnay vineyards and growing this into the rest of our portfolio. It has taken us years to breed a collective mind-set of producing Chardonnay with soul and integrity.

 “The award justifies the decision made 10 years ago to focus exclusively on growing Chardonnay vineyards on Môreson. All our existing Sauvignon blanc and Chenin blanc vineyards were uprooted and replaced with various Chardonnay clones that were selected based on their suitability to the different soil types on the farm. Today we grow 13 different clones spread across 21 separate vineyard blocks. We are thrilled to be recognised as one of the top Chardonnay producers for 2017.

 “Although we consider our vineyard practices sustainable, our future target is to convert all our vineyards over to organic farming principles. We have already started with 10 per cent of our vineyard surface and will slowly convert the rest over time. The key motivation is to protect our soils and ensure that they have sufficient microbial life within them. This in turn will also produce better wines. We are very excited at this prospect.”

 With vision like this, the future for Môreson Wine Estate looks as golden as their five-star rated Mercator Premium Chardonnay. 

 

 

Posted in awards, Chardonnay, five star, john platter's, Mercator, Mercator chardonnay, Môreson Mercator Chardonnay, Môreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay 2014, platter's

Meet the producers: Wild Peacock Products (5 November 2016)

Posted on November 02, 2016 by Nikki Friedman

Get out of hand at the inaugural Franschhoek Craft Festival this summer. This one-of-a-kind festival takes place at Môreson—a blissful wine farm—on 5 November 2016 between 11am and 5pm.

In this series we introduce you to some of the producers who will be delighting you on the day.

Meet the producers: Wild Peacock Products

Get your shuck on with Wild Peacock oysters at the festival.

Wild Peacock Products is a family business based purely out of a love for fine foods, in particular quality oysters. The company is family-run by Sue Baker and her son Ross Baker with a very hands-on philosophy. The primary philosophy is to source products based on sustainability, ethical company structures and long-term relationship building. 

Visit www.wildpeacock.co.za for more info.

Meet the producers: Caperitif & Swaan Tonic (5 November 2016)

Posted on October 31, 2016 by Nikki Friedman

Get out of hand at the inaugural Franschhoek Craft Festival this summer. This one-of-a-kind festival takes place at Môreson—a blissful wine farm—on 5 November 2016 between 11am and 5pm.

In this series we introduce you to some of the producers who will be delighting you on the day.

Meet the producers: Caperitif & Swaan Tonic
Beat the heat with this one of a kind artisanal Cape drink!

Caperitif: For almost a century mixologists and barmen have been looking for Caperitif, the ‘ghost ingredient’ found in numerous cocktail recipes but not produced anywhere in the world. In 2014 a Danish mixologist approached us with the idea to recreate it and together we have given birth to the 21st century version of this truly unique Cape Aperitif.

Made from Chenin Blanc fortified with spirit and gently sweetened by the sugar of the grapes, bittered by Quinchona bark and flavoured with some 35 truly Cape ingredients such as fynbos, kalmoes and naartjies.  

This is charged with Swaan Tonic: spring water with natural botanicals – quinine, lime, cardamom and mint.

Visit: aabadenhorst.com for more info.

Posted in Caperitif, franschhoek, meet the producers, swaan tonic, The Franschhoek Craft Festival

Meet the producers: Terbodore Coffee Roasters

Posted on October 30, 2016 by Nikki Friedman

Get out of hand at the inaugural Franschhoek Craft Festival this summer. This one-of-a-kind festival takes place at Môreson—a blissful wine farm—on 5 November 2016 between 11am and 5pm.

In this series we introduce you to some of the producers who will be delighting you on the day.

Meet the producers: Terbodore Coffee Roasters
'Combining skill and patience, we sift and roast our beans, consistently producing coffee we gladly put our name to. We pride ourselves on being one of the most honest coffee brands around, not compromising on the taste and never forgetting who we are.'

Visit: www.terbodorecoffee.co.za for more info.

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