• To celebrate Women’s Month in August, the Cradle Boutique Hotel – in conjunction with leading Johannesburg wine outlet Wine Menu – is hosting the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival, featuring a tasting event that will be represented by some of the country’s top women wine and gin makers.

    The one day event will take place on Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 to16:00 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. 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. Wine Menu will also deliver purchased wines for a small additional fee.

    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.”

    “And what better way to do it than to invite people to spend the day with us – in one of Gauteng’s most scenic venues – relaxing, eating good food and drinking great wines and gins,” adds Wine Menu’s Corlien Morris.

    Numbers are limited and entry will be on a first come first served basis.

    More info: 

    • The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival
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    • Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 to16:00
    • Cradle Boutique Hotel, Route T9, Kromdraai Road (R540), Kromdraai,
      Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg
    • Entrance fee: R75 pp over 18 years of age. Under 18s enter free
    • Picnic hamper for two: R250 per hamper, excluding wine. Tasting wines can be purchased for inclusion in the picnic hamper.
    • Cradle Explorer’s Club Nature Trail: R80 per child, including picnic hamper

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com