Chabivin Champagne and MCC House now open!

Friday, 27 May, 2011
Chabivin Champagne and MCC House
Chabivin's seed was planted in 2007 through a meeting with Hendrik Snyman, a young and passionate South African winemaker and French Champagne House owners, Brigitte Charbaut-Abiven and Jean-Pierre Abiven.
The family took him in as a foreign son, teaching him about the French culture, the language, the history and secrets of making fine Champagne the French way. This lifetime friendship grew stronger and at the end of 8 months’ priceless experience, Hendrik had to return to South Africa due to wine making responsibilities. In 2008 Jean-Pierre and Brigitte came for their first visit and fell in love with this beautiful country. With a little bit of imagination and a few flutes of Champagne, they started Chabivin.

He will continue his journeys to France, learning even more about Champagne making and will be releasing his prestige Cap Classique range in the near future, promised to be one of a kind. This will fuse together Hendriks knowledge gained worldwide, especially in France, with raw material from great South African vineyards to create a gem of sparkling perfection to be enjoyed and celebrated by all.

Less than a year ago, the three bubbly enthusiasts found a small little wine farm, only a few hundred meters outside Stellenbosch. This is where their dream continued.

Equipped with a newly renovated tasting room with a lovely garden, what was once a garden cottage with a chaotic forest, a MCC maturation cellar and soon, newly planted bubbly clone Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, for a future estate MCC. “It’s been quite a journey until now, and we are pursuing our passion at full throttle. Come join us and be part of our voyage...”