Nothing fuels dreams and innovation like getting out and seeing the world; and it is this celebration of wanderlust that is at the heart of champagne House Veuve Clicquot’s heritage. It is this thrill of travel, and seeing new and interesting places that brings to life the #ClicquotJourney theme for the 2017 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town.
The popular polo and social event of the year, currently in its seventh incarnation, celebrates the sport of kings combined with the finest champagne. Socialites and the crème de la crème of African influencers will descend on South Africa’s most prestigious polo estate – Val de Vie Estate – on Saturday 4 March 2017 to witness international polo players compete for the coveted Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cup.
With this year’s #ClicquotJourney theme, guests can expect to taste food inspired by some of the iconic cities that the popular Yellow label champagne brand travels to – such as Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, London, New York and Cape Town to name a few – all this enjoyed with Veuve Clicquot champagne of course. Val de Vie estate will also be transformed in line with the theme, to ensure guests experience a journey (of the senses) around the world with Veuve Clicquot, without leaving the picturesque Paarl/Franschhoek valley.
Since its founding in 1772, Veuve Clicquot has exported its champagne, first throughout Europe, then to the US, to finally extend into Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, at a time when traveling was an adventure and shipping champagne around the world was a challenge. It was a necessity for Madame Clicquot (the grand Dame of Champagne) to grow her business, but it was also an occasion for sharing, the chance to build bridges and make new discoveries.
“As Madame Clicquot wrote to one of her grandchildren, “The world is in perpetual motion, and we must invent the things of tomorrow.” The same maxim holds true today. Passion is at the root of all inspiration and adventure. It’s what propels you to get out of the familiar and to discover – to let life surprise you. We are thrilled to take guests on a journey where the world meets Cape Town during Veuve Clicquot’s most highly anticipated event in South Africa,” adds Moet Hennessy Market Manager, Patrick Madendjian.
“Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town remains one of the most sought-after social event tickets in South Africa. The event is ranked as one of the best polo events in the world and for the 2017 edition we aim to exceed expectations, from the quality of the thrilling polo match, to the festivities on the sidelines, the fashion experiences and more,” commented VIVIDLUXURY CEO and event co-owner, Anina Malherbe-Lan.
The event continues to attract the attention of international VIPs, African stars and local celebrities such as Nigerian film and TV stars lilke Vimbai Mutinhiri, local entertainment celebrities like Lee-Ann van der Walt, Jeannie D, Bonnie Mbuli, Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha, along with captains of industry and ministers such as Fikile Mbalule and Marthinus van Schalkwyk. More than 2000 people are expected to attend the 2017 event to see premier polo players including Nicky van der Walt, HRH Prince Malik-Ado Ibrahim of Nigeria and Springbok colours player and national polo team captain Le Roux Hendricks play on the day. For the 2017 event, there are also a few exciting international celebrity appearances planned, which will be announced in due course. And of course the event’s Official Broadcast Partner, E! Entertainment Africa will be there to capture all the glitz and the glam on the red carpet.
“We have some exciting new ticket offerings for the 2017 event, these are however limited – expect more details on how to savour international standard polo with Veuve Clicquot soon, when we make the formal announcement,” shares event co-owner and Val de Vie Events MD, Simone de Wet.
Join the journey, and witness “Cape Town meets the World” in March 2017. #ClicquotJourney