25 September 2019 – Renowned Champagne house Veuve Clicquot and Val de Vie Estate, South Africa’s home of polo, are proud to announce important changes moving into the 2020 polo season. November 17th 2019 will herald the start of an exciting new series of Veuve Clicquot polo events to be held at the prestigious estate in the Cape Winelands, with a variety of experiences taking place up until April 2020.

Pascal Asin, Managing Director Moët Hennessy Africa Middle East commented, “It gives Veuve Clicquot immense pleasure to take our decade-long involvement in South African polo to new heights. We are pleased to announce a change in our involvement from a single day event in the beginning of March to an entire summer-long series at Val de Vie Estate. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Series 2019/2020 will have 17 events ranging from chic Sunday Brunches to the exclusive Invitational in March 2020. Through this summer long series we hope to introduce a fresh version of polo to new guests as well as treat our loyal guests to more than one Veuve Clicquot Polo experience over the summer season.”

Inspired by the evolution and increasing popularity of the game over the past decade, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Series 2019/2020 will include an extended season of Champagne Sunday brunch events, set to be a highlight on the Western Cape’s summer calendar. Indeed, polo has not only gathered momentum in South Africa, with more women attracted by the athleticism, skill and horsemanship demanded of the game, but African countries have too shown growing interest in the sport.

“Polo has become one of the most exciting spectator sports on the Western Cape calendar and these events offer an entire summer platform, incorporating different lifestyle experiences. Drawn not only by the power and physical demands synonymous with this fast-paced sport, spectators are also invited to network, enjoy the popular international trend of elegant all-day brunches and outdoor entertainment with family and friends. It’s the best of both worlds,” concluded Ryk Neethling, Marketing Director and Shareholder of Val de Vie Estate.


Kicking off on 17 November 2019 and continuing most Sundays during the 2019/2020 polo season, polo brunches in the Polo Club Restaurant on Val de Vie Estate include a late morning and afternoon of chukkas, chats and creative cuisine. It’s a day for light and stylish summer dressing and all-important networking.

Cost: R395 per person (includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label on arrival, a gourmet brunch harvest table selection and an item from the plated menu)
Venue: The Polo Pavilion Restaurant at Val de Vie Estate
Time: 09:00 – 15:00
Live entertainment, gourmet food stations and a polo game
Booking Essential:
Children allowed (special menu available)


On Sunday 1 March 2020 the final sizzle of summer, the crisp chill of Champagne, live entertainment, delicious cuisine and the culmination of the series takes place at the most exclusive polo event of the year: the Veuve Clicquot Polo Series Invitational. 2020 polo is set to be a breath of fresh flair!

Cost: R4900 per person (includes flowing Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and delectable cuisine)
Venue: Val de Vie Estate
Time: 12:00 – 18:00
Secure your very limited ticket:
No under 18s allowed

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