After many years in the bustling business capital, Johannesburg, Charles with his wife, Zelda decided to follow their passion for Champagne by making their own. After much research, the beautiful Elgin Valley in the Western Cape was chosen as the ideal are to start their new ventures. With much vision, an old rundown 33 hectare fruit farm was bought in 2005 and has since been converted to a stunning Cap Classique Wine Estate. The farm specializes only in grape varieties to make champagne – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & 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 Winery
Originally a fruit farm planted with apples, pears and plums, Furneaux Farm was purchased by Charles and Zelda Fox in 2005 after an inter-regional search for Cap Classique-specific terroir. The cellar was built in 2010 with an underground storage capacity of 200,000 bottles.
The excellence of Charles Fox MCC's offers a variety flavors and sensory experiences.