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We asked three wine-loving mums in the industry for their perfect Mother’s Day pour.

Trizanne Barnard
Winemaker at Trizanne Signature Wines and mother of Daniël (7) and Jean (5)

Q: What’s being poured?
A: I’m going to drink Dainty Bess MCC from Jane Ferreira-Eedes, also a mum and inspiring woman in the wine industry. Dainty Bess is a gorgeous salmon pink colour with raspberry, light yeasty aromas and hints of spice on the nose.
Q: Where are you sipping?
A: I will probably enjoy it after I’ve enjoyed my Mother’s Day surf – in the sun and on the beach with my husband, my boys playing in the sand, and my dogs chasing each other.

Pearl Olivier
Sommelier at Reuben’s Restaurant at One&Only Cape Town, chairperson of the Black Cellar Club, and mother of a daughter and a son, both under 10

Q: Your perfect pour?
A: If all works out well and I manage to slip away from busy operations in the hotel, I would be celebrating with Steenberg 1682 Brut Rosé. I love the fruity aromas of raspberry jelly and strawberries and the brioche gives the wine great depth and the mousse is so elegant it will make any hardworking mum feel like a well-rested queen.

Cathy Marston
Wine educator at The International Wine Education Centre and mother to Charlie (13):

Q: In a perfect world, what will you be drinking on Mother’s Day and who’s pouring?
A: I’m actually doing two mock tasting exams over this weekend (Cathy is studying for the prestigious Master of Wine certification) so lots getting poured, none getting drunk! Given the perfect scenario, I’d go for a combination of Silverthorn Jewel Box Méthode Cap Classique, and Idris Elba. I fancy that would work rather well.
Q: And you’d enjoy it where?
A: If I had no studying to do, and all the time in the world, I’d be sitting in my special steamer chair drinking bubbles from the bottle, sitting on my new champagne cork table and reading books all day long. My idea of a perfect day!

Silverthorn Jewel Box Méthode Cap Classique | silverthornwines.co.za
Steenberg 1682 Brut Rosé | steenbergfarm.com
Dainty Bess MCC | daintybess.co.za