Fes­ti­val to hon­our SA women

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FOR­GET mun­dane Women’s Day cel­e­bra­tions this Au­gust.

This year, a Joburg wine out­let and a bou­tique ho­tel have de­cided to do some­thing dif­fer­ent to hon­our South African women.

This is as some of the coun­try’s best fe­male wine and spirit mak­ers will show­case their own unique wine and gin at the up­com­ing Cra­dle of Food & Wine Fes­ti­val.

The event will be held in the Cra­dle of Hu­mankind just out­side Joburg, at the pres­ti­gious Cra­dle Bou­tique Ho­tel on Au­gust 19.

“There are so many amaz­ing women wine and gin mak­ers that we thought we would cel­e­brate their work and their prod­ucts in Au­gust as part of Women’s Month,” said Cra­dle Bou­tique Ho­tel gen­eral man­ager Wayne Fisher.

Although the gath­er­ing is meant to com­mem­o­rate women, Fisher in­sists that ev­ery­one is wel­come.

“This not-to-be-missed event, which is open to the whole fam­ily,” she said.

The fes­ti­val is or­gan­ised by lead­ing Johannesburg wine out­let ‘Wine Menu’ run by Cor­lien Mor­ris which prom­ises the very best.

Mor­ris be­lieves that spend­ing the day in a scenic venue while re­lax­ing and en­joy­ing good food and drinks was a great way to cel­e­brate Women’s Day.

Mor­ris said premium wines on show in­clude those by Cather­ine Mar­shal (El­gin); Swart­land’s Huis van Che­val­lerie (wine­maker Christa von La Che­val­lerie) and Klooven­burg (wine­maker Jolandie Fouché).

Stel­len­bosch’s Haskell (wine­maker Rianie Stry­dom); Fran­schhoek’s La Bri (wine­maker Irene Waller); Grey­ton’s Lis­more (owner and wine­maker Sa­man­tha O’Keefe) and Waterk­loof wine es­tate in Som­er­set West (Na­dia Barnard) will also be avail­able.

Those look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent also won’t be dis­ap­pointed as Cal­lan Williams will also present her lauded hand crafted wine brand The Gara­jeest and Carla Pauw from Stel­len­bosch will show both her Saltare wines and olive oils.

Those at­tend­ing will also get to meet gin-mak­ers Shanna-Rae Wilby from Time An­chor Dis­tillery and Glyn Fench, who makes Flow­stone in the Ma­galies­berg area.

Fol­low­ing the tast­ings, guests will have the op­tion of pur­chas­ing a pic­nic ham­per or pre-book­ing a lunch at the Cra­dle Bou­tique Ho­tel restau­rant where they can choose from the a-la-carte menu.

While the adults in­dulge in the wines and gins, kids can also en­joy the event.

“Fam­i­lies who at­tend will be able to taste the wines and gins while their chil­dren can join the Cra­dle Ex­plor­ers Club, which will have a trained guide to take them on a twohour na­ture walk.”

The cost is R80 per child which in­cludes a pic­nic box.

No food or pets to be brought into the venue.

Tick­ets for the wine and gin tast­ing only can be pur­chased from webtick­ets at R75 per per­son for over 18s. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to https://www.webtick­ets.co.za/events/ fes­ti­val/cra­dle-of-food-and-wine­fes­ti­val/1472755106

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Those at­tend­ing will get to meet gin mak­ers

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