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Steenberg celebrates inspiring women during entire month of August.

In honour of a proud legacy of inspiring women spanning more than three centuries,

Steenberg Farm has dedicated Women’s Month to the empowerment of female

entrepreneurs and celebrating the diversity of South African women.

The present-day, women-led management team, inspired by Steenberg’s indomitable

founder, Catharina Ras, who broke ground in the Constantia Valley in 1682 on the country’s

very first registered farm, is hosting a month long #WomenInspired initiative.

The programme encompassing every aspect of Steenberg Farm – the winery, restaurants,

and hotel & spa – applauds the magnificence of women by supporting empowerment,

entrepreneurship and enhancing confidence.

To promote female entrepreneurship, guests visiting Steenberg during the entire month of

August will be able to contribute towards the upliftment work of The Clothing Bank, the

chosen NPO beneficiary of #WomenInspired. A portion of the proceeds of selected wine

purchases and dining at Bistro Sixteen82 and Tryn Restaurant, will be donated to this worthy

cause. Changing lives for the last eight years, The Clothing Bank helps self-motivated

unemployed women chart a path out of poverty by becoming self-employed business


The support of business startups culminates with a vibrant market for women entrepreneurs

on the lawns of the Steenberg Manor House from 10h00 to 18h00 on Friday, 27 August.

Steenberg has invited 30 local women-led businesses to sell their innovative creations

including clothing, jewellery, stationery, home décor and accessories. Spend the day

browsing and lazing on the lawn with friends while tucking into delicious Tryn eats and

sipping fine Steenberg wine.

Mindful of the trying times of the past year and the uncertainty of what lies ahead, women in

need of some breathing space are invited to join one of Steenberg’s carefully considered

morning confidence classes. These inspiring classes on the Manor House lawns include

Pilates on Thursday, 12 August, Self-defence on Wednesday, the 18 th , and Yoga on

Wednesday, the 25 th from 09h30. The ticket price of R150 includes a refreshing smoothie at


Steenberg’s patronage of contemporary South African art, tangible in every facet of the

property, has dedicated Woman’s Month to two prominent local female artists with an

exhibition in the Tasting Room. Works by Frances Goodman represent self-expression and

empowerment, while Ruby Swinney’s paintings are more ethereal depicting the

precariousness of human existence within timeless landscapes.

Celebrating the courage, confidence and fearless spirit that continue to inspire the new

generation of Steenberg women who follow in Catharina’s footsteps, a dinner showcasing

the crafts of Cellarmaster Elunda Basson, Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin and Catherine

Schulze, General Manager of Steenberg Hotel & Spa, will be held at Tryn on Thursday, 26

August. The dinner at R500 per person includes three courses, all paired with Steenberg

wines, a welcome cocktail, amuse bouche and Tryn’s signature truffles.

For more information or bookings for #WomenInspired activities throughout August, email, visit

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