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A sense of celebration, an alluring heritage

The 16th annual Absa Champagne Festival will be hosted this November in Johannesburg. The only one of its kind in South Africa, the festival promotes some of the most premium French Champagnes available.

Attendees will receive a tasting pack with a Champagne flute. In between tasting, the finest cuisine and networking opportunities will add flavour to the day; so come and experience this revered drink in a beautiful, balmy setting.

BENOIT LAHAYE

Benoit Lahaye is located in Bouzy, a Grand Cru village in the Montagne de Reims region. His family has been making Champagne since the 1930’s.

BESSERAT

For the Cuvée des Moines, the House of Besserat Bellefon uses a unique and singular knowhow, using less “liqueur de tirage”.

BILLECART-SALMON

The story of Billecart-Salmon Champagne began in the early 19th century, in the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay, near Epernay.

BOLLINGER

Since its inception in 1829, the House of Bollinger has relayed its creation of a unique style of Champagne from one generation to the next.

CHARLES DE CAZANOVE

The Charles de Cazanove brand, one of the oldest in the region, has learned to combine tradition, modernity and dynamism through two centuries of dedication to Champagne.

CLAUDE CAZALS

The Claude Cazals Champagne has been a family story for four generations. For almost 120 years, they have been doing everything to highlight the exceptional land of the Côte des Blancs with love and passion.

COMTESSE ALEXIA

Comtesse Alexia Champagne is an exclusive Private label brand developed by Woolworths with Champagne House Maison Alexander.

DIEBOLT VALLOIS

The Champagne house Diebolt-Vallois is to be found in Cramant, a village in the Côte des Blancs, whose chalky soil makes the perfect home for chardonnay vines.

DRAPPIER

The House of Champagne Drappier is located at Urville in the Côte des Bar. It is privately owned by André and Michel Drappier.

EGLY OURIET

One such humble luminary, who took his lovingly farmed and exquisitely placed Pinot Noir to Champagne’s absolute heights, is the venerable Francis Egly of Egly-Ouriet

FOLLET-RAMILLON

Follet-Ramillon is a small family-owned winery located in Belvalsous-Chatillon, in the Vallee de la Marne, between Reims and Epernay.

FORGET BRIMONT

Maison Forget-Brimont’s vineyards cover 18 hectares that are for the most part located on the terroirs of the communes of the Montagne de Reims.

FRANCK BONVILLE

For four generations of winegrowers, our family estate has specialized in Blanc de Blancs Champagne from the Grand Cru terroir of Avize, a prestigious terroir of the Cote des Blancs.

GH MUMM

From the outset, quality was the key watchword for the partners in this new entity formed in 1827, and it has remained so for all of their successors. This approach would be encapsulated in the motto penned by Georges Hermann Mumm: "Only the best”.

GRATIOT

Enjoy a savoir-faire of ancestral craftsmen, who have carved their way since 1889 for a Champagne with a distinct taste of its own.

J LASSALLE

The Champagne House of J. Lassalle was founded in 1942 in Chigny Les Roses, in the heart of the Montagne de Reims.

JACQUINOT

The creation of the family estate dates back to the 17th century. Pierre Jacquinot has developed the family vineyard since 1918.

JACQUESSON

It’s the ties that bind. The ties that bind the present to the past. The ties that bind the roots to the earth. The ties that bind the vines to the sky and the ties that bind men to the land allowing them to follow their dreams and their convictions. It is also a constant quest, year on year, to seek to reveal the full expression of their terroirs, to make the best wine that each vintage allows.

JEAN VESSELLE

Our particularity: be anxious to harmonize at best the specificities of each terroir, combining power, refinement and finesse.

LANSON

Founded in 1760, the Lanson House is one of the oldest houses in Champagne.

LAURENT PERRIER

Fired by a passion for Champagne, a respect for traditional values and most importantly, for people, Bernard de Nonancourt inspired Laurent-Perrier with his independent spirit and creative audacity.

LE MESNIL

Founded in 1937, the Le Mesnil co-operative sells most of its production to Salon and Laurent-Perrier.

LOUIS ROEDERER

The cuvées of the House of Louis Roederer are the fruit of patient work with fundamental ingredients, the collaboration of experts, a quest for the perfect balance, and hardy and generous grapes, cultivated in the Champagne soil, producing a wine with a summery character and crystalline elegance.

MAILLY

Champagne Mailly grand cru is independently owned by 77 vine-growers of the Mailly-Champagne village.

MOUSSE FILS

You'll find Champagne Moussé Fils in the heart of the Marne River valley in the village of Cuisles where, since 1923, perfecting the art of growing Meunier and bringing it to the peak of its potential has been the guiding principle of everything we do.

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has the unique advantage of the wealth and diversity of its fruit supply, guaranteed by grape growers with a unique savoir-faire.

PAUL BARA

Established in Bouzy in 1833, on a renowned terroir classified Grand Cru 100%, the House of Bara has been handed down from generation to generation for more than 170 years, always respecting the traditional values of the family.

PIERRE GIMONNET ET FILS

For your pleasure and passion,Olivier & Didier Gimonnet invite you to discover their Domaine, 28 hectares of Chardonnay exclusively in the Côte des Blancs.

Pierre Legras, a winemaker born in 1662, was the contemporary of Louis XIV and Dom Perignon and practiced his craft in Chouilly.

PIPER HEIDSIECK

Founded by Florens-Louis Heidsieck in 1785 in Reims, the Heidsieck name was combined with the Piper name in 1838.

POL ROGER

Established in 1849, over the years Pol Roger Champagnes have developed a reputation of noble distinction.

TAITTINGER

Founded in 1734, Taittinger is one of the greatest market leaders and most respected Champagne House.

TRIBAUT

For four generations, the family Tribaut have proudly run their vineyards and winery situated in the lovely village of Romery.

VAZART COQUART

Jean-Pierre Vazart has been representing the 3rd generation of winemaker since 1995. Thus, he maintains the brand which was created by his grandparents, Louis and Marie Vazart-Coquart and his father, Jacques Vazart who developed the brand.