Genevieve MCC


Winemaker & owner

Melissa ‘Genevieve’ Nelsen

Melissa’s parents spent much of their time in France indulging their extraordinary love for the radiance and energy of Paris. France’s exuberant ‘city of light’ inspired Melissa’s parents to give her the middle name ‘Genevieve’ for the patron saint of Paris. Mother and Father both intended that Melissa would come to epitomise the same exuberance and uncompromising optimism they experienced in France. Genevieve MCC draws from this family history and expands upon it, combining a serious, yet playful bubbly character in this exciting Méthode Cap Classique.

“ Genevieve MCC was inspired by the creator’s passion for good quality Méthode Cap Classique”. 


Our philosophy

Old Chardonnay vineyards with quality yields and then extensive time on the lees ensures elegant characteristics and style as well as increased availability. In 2017, a combined need of wanting to create a home for Genevieve MCC to host visitors and a fondness of the valley lead us to purchasing this farm. We continue to develop the farm with the same passion as we make the Genevieve MCC, with lots of love, hard work and time for pleasure to enjoy where we are and who we are.

  • Family estate

  • France’s exuberant ‘city of light’ inspired Melissa’s parents to give her the middle name ‘Genevieve’ for the patron saint of Paris

  • playful bubbly character in this exciting Méthode Cap Classique.


Our wines

The search for the perfect terroir and quality grapes led Melissa to Bot River, and there she discovered a beautiful pocket of Chardonnay, located in the Van der Stel Pass. Determined from the outset to make a sparkling wine of unsurpassed quality, and to continue to do so each year, Melissa’s original vision soon became a well-received reality. The first vintage produced in 2008 and released in 2010. After a very successful year, Melissa decided to double production and make this her business.


Genevieve Blanc de Blancs 2017

100% Chardonnay 2017 Bot River, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. 14 500 Bottles

Delicate and generous bubbles with crisp aromatic complexity of citrus blossom and white fruit. Vibrant entry with a delicate concentrated structure. Overall balanced finesse with an appealing acidity offering a long attractive crystalline finish.


Genevieve NV Rosé

100% Shiraz Bot River, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa. 6500 Bottles

Dark salmon colour with a delectable fine mousse. Cherry and pomegranate aromas on the nose accentuate juicy red grapefruit and white peach flavours on the palate making for a lingering and silky finish.

Gault et Millau 16/20
Vinious 92/100
Parker 93/100