Higgo Jacobs’ Top 10 Best Wine Farms for MCC

Friday, 14 July, 2017
A law graduate from Stellenbosch, Higgo was lured into the wine industry after his studies, and what was meant to be a sabbatical ended up as a way of life.

Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments; judges on wine competitions and publications locally and abroad, and tries his hand occasionally at writing.

Bottle fermented sparkling wines in the classical method, or Methode Cap Classique (MCC as it is known here in South Africa) is enjoying a revived market in South Africa, seeing the fastest growth in any wine category at the moment.

It comes as no surprise. It simply is the most frivolous and romantic beverage in the world, and we make them as tasty as they come. Here follows my current favourite producers:

Boschendal, Franschhoek


Boschendal is a wine farm worth planning a trip around. Dating back to 1685, and located in the centre of the illustrious Franschhoek and Stellenbosch vineyard region, Boschendal is one of the oldest farms in South Africa. Given their exceptional winemaking heritage of almost 300 years, the Boschendal cellar masters meticulously balance rustic tradition and modern innovation to produce fine wines and Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines.

Satisfy your appetite with some farm fresh flavourful and nourishing farm-to-table food: Chef Christiaan Campbell, will conjure up for you a mouth-watering feast of dishes that shift with the seasons. With a firm belief in the natural process of winemaking and farming, Boschendal can offer an experience that can connect you with nature as well as please the palate.

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Higgo Jacobs, Sommelier
Higgo Jacobs, Sommelier

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