Sparkly Spring for the Girls – 2016 (2 – 4 September)

Say goodbye to drab, dull winter and welcome spring with a sparkly spring weekend enjoying bubbles and meeting the people who make them.

This all-inclusive package includes transport from (and to) Cape Town International Airport, accommodation in a country inn, as well as meals, selected MCCs, wines and wine tasting.

This sparkly spring Slow Wine Weekend is especially for girls who love bubbles. McGregor is blessed with four wineries that make fabulous fizzes, either as organic sparkling wine or in the traditional  Méthode Cap Classique of Champagne.

Pamper yourself ahead of the hectic rush of the end of the year with spectacular sundowner views, champagne brunches and dinners designed especially for girls.

Sparkly Spring Itinerary*

Friday afternoon 2 September
15h00 Bus departs Cape Town International Airport for McGregor – don’t be late.  Bus won’t wait!
17h30 Arrive McGregor and settle in Green Gables Country Inn
The beautiful gardens around the Old Mill of the eclectically decorated Green Gables
19h00 Wind down from the week with a glass of Paul René MCC, gazing at the Langeberg Mountain range from Wonderfontein Estate.

Join winemaker, Henk van Niekerk and his family for a traditional Friday night supper (which Henk will probably cook!)
If you ask nicely, he may also take you on the journey of Paul René’s bubbles.


Saturday 3 September
09h00 Champagne breakfast @ Bemind Wines with award-winning, garagiste wine-maker, Ilse Schutte and family

Bemind bottles

12h30 Taste award-winning, hand-riddled MCCs at Lord’s Winery
Chill time – snooze, get a pamper or explore McGregor village

Lord's MCC photographs

19h00 Dinner @ Lady Grey Resturaunt, Lord’s Guest Lodge with a menu paired with Lord’s award-winning wines and more MCC


Sunday 4 September
Breakfast on the veranda – Green Gables
10h30 Check out from accommodation and say goodbye to McGregor


12h00 Wine tasting and a sparkly lunch at Nuy on the Hill
17h30 Drop off at Cape Town International Airport

*Itinerary subject to change and will be finalised when bookings are confirmed

Numbers limited:  only 12 people can be accommodated in any Slow Wine Weekend (minimum 8)

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Early bird discount

Book on or before 12 August 2016 and receive a 5% discount

Closing date for bookings:  19 August 2016


Two nights’ accommodation, at Green Gables Country Inn, with all meals including food and wine pairings, wine tasting and transport:

R5,955 per person sharing (single supplements apply)*

Also included

  • Transport – no designated driver necessary
    • from and back to Cape Town International Airport
      (for Cape Town-based guests, a shuttle from your home can be arranged through our provider.  Ask about it when you book.)
    • for tastings, excursions and dining venues for the duration of the Slow Wine Weekend*
  • Wine tasting fees
  • All meals and 1 glass of wine per course for dinner and lunch

*We are investigating an option should guests provide their own transport to McGregor, with transport provided only for tastings, excursions and dining venues for the duration of the Slow Wine Weekend

If this options is of interest, please contact us

Prices exclude:

  • Other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and/or wine purchases at the cellars you visit
  • Donations or services not specifically listed on your final itinerary

Terms and conditions apply

  1. Booking for experiences closes 4 weeks before the selected weekend
  2. The theme and schedule are subject to change at short notice.

Next Slow Wine Weekends

Our McGregor Experience  from 7 to 9 Oct 2016 McGregor is a perfect time to enjoy the lush green vineyards that are characteristic of late spring.  Evenings are still cool, and perfect for that glass of wine next to a roaring fire.

It’s all about the Bubbles – 11 – 13 November 2016, showcasing the MCCs of the valley, with a programme similar to this one.

Prepare for a hectic festive season by putting up your feet and enjoying a McGregor Experience over the weekend of 2 – 4 December 2016.

Looking ahead to 2017:

  • The January Slow Wine Weekend (27 – 29) will focus on the valley’s white wines – perfect for hot summer days.
  • Celebrate your Valentine in the heart of the African Winelands during February with your beloved and the valleys special and famous bubbles
    (we are working on a special programme, so watch this space for updates)
  • Four-day Harvest Festival  (17 – 21 March)m making bread, wine and grappa – four days of fun, wine and food related activities in the vineyards, cellars and McGregor’s only distillery

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