This one day event will take place on Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 to 16:00 and is open to the whole family.
While those over 18 will be invited to taste wines from some of the more than 10 estates that will be pouring on the day, as well as sample local gins from the gin makers present, the younger ones will be well catered for and can take part in the Cradle Explorers Club which will have a trained guide to take them on a two hour nature walk.
An R80 per child charge for the trail will also include a scrumptious picnic box!
Following the tastings, guests will have the option of purchasing a picnic hamper (bring your own blanket) or lunch at the Cradle Boutique Hotel restaurant where they can choose from the a-la-carte menu.
The tasting event will be represented by some of the country’s top women wine and gin makers.
All wines at the tasting event will be on offer to purchase and drink with lunch or the picnic as well as to take home.
The 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).
Also at the show will be Callan Williams who will present her lauded handcrafted wine brand The Garajeest and Carla Pauw from Stellenbosch who 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 and – most importantly – get to taste their product via a variety of cocktails.
Live chilled music will add to the relaxed atmosphere.
Says Cradle Boutique Hotel’s GM Wayne Fisher: “There are so many amazing women wine makers and gin makers that we thought we would celebrate their work and their products in August as part of Women’s Month.”
Numbers are limited and entry will be on a first come first served basis.
When: 19 Augsut
Where: Route T9, Kromdraai Road (R540), Kromdraai, Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg
Cost: R75 pp over 18 years of age. Under 18s free
Stay: Cradle Boutique Hotel
Numbers are limited so booking is essential. No food or pets to be brought into the venue.