The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers


In celebration of Women’s Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival in conjunction with Wine Menu, takes place this Saturday, 19 August 2017 at the Cradle Boutique in the Cradle of Humankind, and will feature some of the country’s best craft wine and gin made by female wine and spirit makers.
Winemakers to present at the show include Callan Williams, who will present her acclaimed handcrafted wine brand, The Garajeest; Catherine Marshall, Catherine Marshall Wines, Elgin; and Carla Pauw from Stellenbosch will show both her Saltare wines and olive oils. Premium wines on show include those made by Swartland’s Huis van Chevallerie (winemaker Christa von La Chevallerie) and Kloovenburg (winemaker Jolandie Fouché); Wellington’s Bosman Family Vineyard(winemaker Corlea Fourie); 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).

Those attending will get to meet gin-makers Shanna-Rae Wilby from Time Anchor Distillery, who will present her new Mirari blue gin, as well as Glyn French, who makes Flowstone in the Magaliesberg area, and taste their product via a myriad of gin cocktails.

As a bonus, the festival will also showcase olive oils from Saltare, Kloovenburg and Namaqua Olives, all made by women.

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