The Women of Wine SA Festival is here

By Lutho Pasiya Time of article published Aug 1, 2018

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In the spirit of Women’s Month some of the country’s best female wine, beer and spirit makers will be celebrated at the second annual Women of Wine South Africa Festival.

Event organiser, Corlien Morris says the event is a celebration of women and what they have achieved in the industry.

“This is a day when we have some of the country’s top women wine makers, beer brewers and gin distillers all showcasing their amazing products to the public. The wines are chosen on merit and not only because the person who made them is female. They are some of the best in the country if not the world.

We aim to make it an annual event and hope next year it will be bigger and better than ever and we want to include women food truck owners as well as women artisans for example so it becomes a truly women festival- but also one that is accessible for men and children.” says Morris.

Women of Wine South Africa Festival organiser, Corlien Morris. Picture supplied

She says people can expect great cocktails, great wines, and great food- all in a gorgeous setting.

“The idea is to bring along your blankets and umbrellas and reserve a spot on the venues fabulous lawns. Then taste the wines and other drinks and buy a bottle or two to have with your lunch. Buy some food from the various stalls that will be there and sit down for a leisurely afternoon’s picnic.

“We have around eighteen women winemakers, beer makers, distillers represented at the event- many of them will be there in attendance which is very exciting. We are very excited to announce that we will also have one of the country’s few female wine label owners, Rosemary Mosia, who will be there with her daughters promoting their Bridge of Hope range of wines."

Carla Pauw's Saltare wine. Picture by Chris Pauw.

The event venue can accommodate about 400 people and will be held on the 12th of August at Candlewoods Country Estate in Centurion.

Cover charge is R150 per person and free for under 18’s. Booking is via Webtickets and you will be able to buy tickets at the gate as well.

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