Bubbles Fest Knysna

The Bubbles Fest at Portland Manor in Knysna is just around the corner, and it promises to be a two-day extravaganza of bubbly fun. This celebration of Cap Classique sparkling wines is set to take place on 29 & 30 September 2023, and it’s an event that wine enthusiasts won’t want to miss.

This event is in collaboration with The Jubilee Stone Collection and Belvidere Manor!



Saturday 30 September: 

  • Shuttle departure times: Knysna Waterfront to Portland Manor:
    11:00 | 12:00 | 13:00 | 14:00
  • Return Shuttle Departure Times: Portland Manor to Knysna Waterfront
    13:30 | 14:30 | 15:30 | 16:30

Majozi Show:

  • Shuttle departs Knysna Waterfront to Portland Manor: 17:30
  • Return Shuttle Departs Portland Manor to Knysna Waterfront: 22:00

PRICE: R150 per person for a return shuttle
PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! Book via Andrew van der Westhuizen; andrew@tours4sa.com or Leon Hunter; leon@tours4sa.com

Let the sparkling celebration begin!


What is Cap Classique? Cap Classique is a South African term used for high-quality sparkling wines made in the traditional Champagne method. These wines are known for their exceptional taste and effervescence, and they are often compared to their French counterparts. The Bubbles Fest at Portland Manor is a chance to experience the best Cap Classique wines from ten different prestigious wine estates, each offering a unique and distinct flavoUr profile.

A Feast for the Senses: The festival will be a true feast for the senses, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in hot air balloon rides, which will provide stunning aerial views of the picturesque landscape surrounding Portland Manor. And if soaring high in the sky isn’t your thing, there’s a plethora of exciting activities to enjoy on solid ground.

TantaliSe Your Taste Buds: at the heart of the Bubbles Fest lies the chance to indulge in some of the finest Cap Classique wines. Wine connoisseurs will be in their element as they explore the various wine estates and taste their exquisite creations. Craft beer tastings will also be available for those who prefer a hoppy alternative.

SourDough and Cap Classique Masterclasses: For those looking to elevate their gastronomic skills, the festival will feature exclusive masterclasses on sourdough bread-making and Cap Classique wine pairings. Learn from experts and take home valuable knowledge to impress your friends and family with your newfound culinary talents.

Stalls and Kiddies Activities: As you stroll through the festival grounds, you’ll find a range of artisanal stalls showcasing local products, from handmade crafts to delectable treats. And rest assured, the little ones won’t be left out of the fun. Kiddies activities will be available to keep them entertained, ensuring that the Bubbles Fest is a family-friendly event for everyone to enjoy.

exclusive Events: In addition to the main festivities, private events will be held for VIP guests, providing an exclusive and intimate experience. These events will offer a more personaliSed encounter with the winemakers, additional wine tastings, and access to secluded areas of the Portland Manor estate.

Tickets and More: Tickets for the Bubbles Fest at Portland Manor are available for purchase online HERE. Early booking is recommended, as this event will sell out quickly! Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate the splendour of Cap Classique wines and enjoy a fun-filled weekend.

Let the sparkling celebration begin!


In addition to the exciting lineup of activities at the Bubbles Fest at Portland Manor, there are three exclusive events that promise to take the celebration of Cap Classique sparkling wines to a whole new level. These gatherings are designed to offer a more intimate and luxurious experience for discerning wine enthusiasts and the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of Cap Classique wines, guided by renowned experts. Tickets for these events are limited, so make sure to secure your spot early for an unforgettable experience at the Bubbles Fest at Portland Manor.

  1. Bubbles and Bow Ties Dinner – Friday 29 September, 18:30 Venue: Portland Manor House

For those looking to add a touch of elegance to their Bubbles Fest experience, the Bubbles and Bow Ties Dinner is the perfect opportunity. This exquisite dinner will take place in the historic Portland Manor House, where guests will be welcomed with a sparkling arrival drink to set the tone for the evening.

Head winemaker Alvi van der Merwe, the driving force behind Alvi’s Drift, will guide attendees through a delightful four-course meal, carefully crafted to be paired with a selection of Alvi’s Drift finest wines. This exceptional culinary journey is not to be missed, as it promises to tantalise the taste buds and leave a lasting impression.

Adding to the allure of the evening, Cape Wine Master Junel van der merwe will join Alvi to share insights into the art of wine pairing, providing a unique educational aspect to the dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with these esteemed wine experts and gain valuable knowledge about the world of Cap Classique.

Dress code: Elegant. Put on your finest attire and be ready to savour an unforgettable evening of fine dining and exquisite wines in the splendid setting of the Portland Manor House.

  1. Bubbles Breakfast – Saturday 30 September, 08:30 – 11:00 Venue: Grand Dining Room, Portland Manor House

Rise and shine early on Saturday morning to join the Bubbles Breakfast, hosted by the quirky and energetic Gerrit Maritz of GM&Ahrens. This charming breakfast affair will take place in the grand dining room of the Portland Manor House, creating an atmosphere of old-world charm mixed with contemporary flair.

Guests will be treated to a delectable three-course breakfast, perfectly complemented by a selection of sparkling wines from GM&Ahrens. The combination of delicious food and fine bubbly will kickstart your day in the most delightful way possible.

Dress code: Elegant. Embrace the grace and charm of the occasion by donning your finest attire and enjoying a morning of gastronomic delights.

  1. Bubbles and Brushes – Saturday 30 September, 13:00 Venue: Portland Manor House Terrace

If you have a flair for creativity and a love for wine, the Bubbles and Brushes event is tailor-made for you. Led by talented artist Helena Grobler, this unique experience allows you to sip on delicious Domaine des Dieux sparkling wines while you explore your artistic side.

All the necessary art supplies, including paints, brushes, and canvas, will be provided, allowing you to unleash your creativity under the guidance of Helena Grobler. Whether you’re an experienced artist or a complete novice, this event promises a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you can create your own art masterpiece.

Dress code: Casual and comfortable. Dress in attire that allows you to freely express yourself through art while enjoying the company of fellow art enthusiasts.


Bubbles Fest: A Night of Music and Magic with Majozi

As the sun sets on Saturday, 30 September, the festival will transform into a concert venue, setting the stage for a live performance by the incredibly talented singer-songwriter, Majozi.

Who is Majozi? Majozi, a rising star in the South African music scene, has captured the hearts of audiences with his soulful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and captivating melodies. Hailing from the coastal city of Durban, Majozi’s music blends folk, indie, and acoustic elements to create a unique and mesmerising sound. With his signature guitar and warm vocals, he has earned a loyal following and continues to make waves both locally and internationally.

A Night of Music and Magic: The concert featuring Majozi promises to be a night of music and magic under the stars at the picturesque Portland Manor. As the clock strikes 19:00, the enchanting melodies of Majozi’s music will fill the air, creating an ambiance that complements the celebration of Cap Classique wines perfectly.

An Unforgettable Experience: Imagine sipping on a glass of your favourite sparkling wine as you sway to the soulful tunes of Majozi. The combination of great music, delicious wine, and the stunning backdrop of the Portland Manor estate will create an atmosphere that is truly unforgettable. Whether you’re a long-time fan of Majozi or discovering his music for the first time, this concert promises to be an experience that will leave you wanting more.

Secure Your Tickets: Tickets for the Majozi concert are available now on Quicket. Choose an all inclusive pass which grants access to all the festivities throughout the day on Saturday 30 September as well as the concert, or choose to attend the concert only.

The concert with Majozi is the grand finale that promises to be the highlight of the weekend. Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of music and magic at the Bubbles Fest at Portland Manor. Join us as we raise our glasses to toast the excellence of Cap Classique wines and celebrate the talents of a remarkable South African artist, Majozi. See you there for a night to remember!


Booking is essential

The Jubilee Stone Collection

September 29, 2023
Time: 08:00 am

September 30, 2023
Time: 11:00 pm


Portland Manor Portion 30 of Farm Portland No. 187 Rheenendal Road, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape, South Africa