In Their Words
Charles Fox History & Location
Charles Fox is a boutique wine estate in the cool climate Elgin Valley, exclusively producing Cap Classique sparkling wines.
After many years living in Johannesburg, Charles Fox and his wife Zelda decided to follow their passion for Champagne by making their own. After much research, the beautiful Elgin Valley was chosen and an old rundown 33 hectare fruit farm was bought in 2005. This has since been lovingly converted to a stunning Cap Classique Wine Estate.
The farm specialises only in grape varieties used to make champagne – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Charles is an avid Francophile who believes deeply in following the classic French style of champagne making and the French idea of terroir being all important for quality wine.
Charles Fox Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open daily 10am-4pm.
All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Charles Fox Wine Tasting
Nicolas Follet is a Champagne consultant and oenologist from Reims, France and he has made all the vintages at Charles Fox MCC. Besides making his family Champagne and Charles Fox MCC, he also consults on quality sparkling wine in France, Italy, South Africa and Argentina. Nicolas believes that for top quality Cap Classique, Elgin is best area to source quality grapes, and that the Charles Fox grapes are, in particular, exceptional.
In addition to a Tasting Room and upper level veranda, there is a large lawn on ground level with a jungle gym for kids.
Wine Tasting Prices
The Estate offers a Premium tasting of Reserve Brut, Reserve Rosé, Vintage Brut and Vintage Rosé for R70pp. A Super Premium tasting of Vintage Brut, Vintage Rosé, Blanc de Blancs and Cipher for R100pp. And a Full House tasting of all the above for R120pp.
Charles Fox Restaurants
There is no restaurant at Charles Fox however several dining outlets can be found less than 20 minutes drive away in Grabouw, Bot River and in a number of other wines farms in the area.
Charles Fox Tours & Activities
Currently Charles Fox do not offer cellar or farm tours, however should you have a specific request please contact the Estate.
When Lucy Visited
Lucy has visited this wine farm, however hasn't quite finished the official write up yet. Check back soon for the review!