Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Perfectly Posh Petite Pongrácz

It could have been a scene out of a James Bond movie. Sunset over Cape Town, onboard a yacht, surrounded by beautiful people, fresh oysters and Pongrácz bubbly on ice. A view to kill. One could be forgiven for thinking 007 himself might emerge from the water, straight from Russia with love, and board the vessel in his dripping scuba gear, especially since he is in fact in town, filming the latest in the series, Carte Blanche.

Alas, it was not to be.

Not that I minded – who needs the spy who loved me when you already feel like a millionaire? It’s not every day you get to cruise out towards the horizon with a flute of Pongrácz in hand, taking in the view of the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill.

It was a spectacular celebration onboard the Tigger Too, a 55 foot luxury catamaran cruiser. Guests were served elegant canapés complemented by the über posh Petite Pongrácz, the new 375ml sized bottle that put the sparkle into any occasion, whether for bigger affairs when they ensure each glass served is chilled and crispy fresh, or your eyes only.

Eventually the bliss had to come to an end. One thing’s for sure, with times like these you don’t need to live twice.

The Details

  • The singularly noble Pongrácz and Pongrácz Rosé were named South Africa’s top Non-vintage and Rosé in the highly contested 2010 Wine Amorim Cap Classique Challenge
  • An exceptional blend of the classic Champagne varietals, Pinot noir and Chardonnay, Pongrácz is set apart by its crisp green apple tones and the nuttiness of freshly baked bread. The Rosé with its salmon hue is enchantingly dry with a wonderful foamy mouthful of black berry fruit and delicate yeasty notes that balances superbly with a dry palate.
  • The Pongrácz 375ml is available at approximately R58 and the Rosé at around R68 per bottle at selected wine shops, trendy bars and restaurants. For more information, visit
  • The Tigger 2 Royale is a 55 foot luxury catamaran cruiser based in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. It features a beautifully streamlined exterior and plush white leather interior. To plan your own Petit Pongrácz Party visit


  1. Hi Theresa!

    I am interested in traveling - moving out of the States entirely, rather - after I graduate in December. One of my fascinations is South Africa and I have been surfing the web to find out how people pick up and move to different countries. The search has brought me to your blog and it is so encouraging! Coming from Omaha, NE I don't know many people that have done what I am determined to do, which is to move out of the country indefinitely. I'm also afraid I may be naive as I have not done that much traveling myself. I am desperate for guidance. I was wondering if I might email you some questions? My email is Correspondence about your years of adventure would be wonderful!


  2. Hi Theresa I love to visit your blog, it is like being in SA, even if only for a very short period of time. So cool, so many of my favorites in one blog post. Tigger Too, Pongrácz and James Bond. Thanks! Tigger Too. My husband and I got married on the Tigger Too and it was thus romantic. The crew said we were the first couple who got married on the yacht. We could not have wished for a better start to our marriage. Pongrácz. Whenever I am so lucky to be in the "best place in the world" I just love to drink Pongrácz. James bond. Can not wait for the release of the new James Bond all set in Cape Town. Ahhh, lovely! Cheers.