Mommy’s Wine Morning

I created Mommy’s Wine Mornings as a platform for moms to connect at various wine estates, once a month. The aim of these mornings, are to give moms, the chance to not only visit a new wine estate that they would not necessarily have visited, but also the opportunity to taste new wine and new varietals, instead of always “sticking to what they know.” 

If you would like to join me on the next #MommysWineMorning, drop me a mail jean@mommyexplores.com. I also welcome new wine estates and brands to collaborate with on this exciting platform.


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Jordan Wine Estate

Moms need moms, it’s simple. We have a silent understanding of what each one goes through. We have an inbuilt trigger to stand strong together. We love fiercely. We protect our friendships. We also love wine 😉
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Jordan wines & The Bakery at Jordan hosted us for the first #mommyswinemorning which turned into an afternoon which turned into amazing friendships being formed alongside Breakfast & Wine tasting...perfection!
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Mammas rock!

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Haskell Vineyards

#MommysWineMorning at Haskell Vineyards was nothing short of spectacular! It’s a beautiful wine estate and so are their wines
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Moms pair best with wine; especially their favorite wines and I think a few new loves were made this morning...am I right, ladies?
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We laughed (thankfully nobody cried) and got to know each other a little better which to me is exactly what it’s all about (but also the wine) and we also got a beautiful illustration drawing from @lahautecouturecards - thank you Mandy for gifting the moms with something so unique
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📸  @studio77productions

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Yonder Hill

Imagine a place where a mom can have wine, but not just have it, actually taste it. Realize that there is more to Pinotage than it just being red, or Sauvignon Blanc just being white wine
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Imagine being with other moms and having a morning all to yourself where you can wear heels, or not. A hat perhaps? Or even a dress...
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#mommyswinemorning is my gift to you mamma! Because you’re so awesome and you deserve a wine tasting!
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Thank you Yonderhill Wine Estate for hosting us, for taking us through the wine tasting so expertly, for treating us to a gorgeous morning (complete with a welcome drink of the 2017 Merlot/Grenache). The tasting room is open and classy, with gorgeous views of the Helderberg Mountain
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We are all taking our hubsters on dates now 😉so actually it’s them that should be contacting me: #mommyswinemorning = #date ♥️ you’re welcome!
📸 Olive and Arrow Creative .
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Webersburg Wine Estate


I have hosted Five #MommysWineMornings now...Five
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And each time I know without a doubt that starting this platform was one of the best things I could’ve done
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Not only do I get to meet these amazing women, I have the opportunity to introduce them to each other and hopefully more friendships & collaborations
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But I also have the chance to introduce them to new wine estates, or ones that they have not heard of before, or been too. And let me not even begin on the wines that we get to taste and experience
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@webersburg_wine_estate held nothing back as they looked after every single detail of the morning. It’s not surprising that they are one of the leading wedding venues in Stellenbosch. They also host murder mystery parties, year end functions and my favorite, kids parties!! 🎉
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Not only do they boast with breathtaking views of the Helderberg mountains, but they also offer guests 5 star accommodation and believe me when I say, you will not want to leave!
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So, if you choose to stay, do partake in the fabulous picnic that @webersburg_wine_estate offers; I am definitely keen!
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Thank you to all the fab mammas for joining me for a morning of wine & fun and to @webersburg_wine_estate for spoiling us and to @lahautecouturecards for the fabulous mugs that you gave each one!💛
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📸 @annene_photo


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Neethlingshof Wine Estate

Malbec, Rosé, Sauvingnon Blanc or Pinotage

Things I have learnt from wine tasting is that every wine and every palate is different. Just like the moms behind the wines

Does it matter that she doesn’t like red or whit? Or prefers a Cab Franc over a Merlot or a Chenin Blanc instead of a Riesling

#MommysWineMorning at Neethlingshof was proof that no matter what your vino preference, there will be something for you; teething kids, newborns, toddlers or just a mom needing a break. Plus, for R120 pp you too can try their Flash Food & Slow Wine Pairing which is faaaaaabulous!

So, hello I’m a mom and I love wine!

Thank you, Neethlingshof for hosting us moms of all sorts and to Mookie Baby Goodies for spoiling us with gorgeous earrings!

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Avontuur Wine Estate

We learnt about the history of biltong, and nougat
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We were educated on race horses and that the 1 August is a very special day in the life of a race horse
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We learnt that classical music actually does play an important role with wine
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We learnt that @avontuurestate has wine for every palate and taste bud
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We learnt that without each other, we would be very lonely
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Thank you to all the mamas that joined me today for another successful #MommysWineMorning
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Thank you to @avontuurestate for hosting us and for treating us to a beautiful morning of wine tasting. If you have not been yet, make a plan and visit this wine estate renowned for fine wine and fast horses. They offer a biltong & wine pairing or a nougat & wine pairing - whatever your preference, you thoroughly enjoy your experience!

Reviews

When Jean emailed to say that she would like to come to the farm for a morning wine tasting with a group of ladies for a #MommysWineMorning I immediately thought what a clever idea to spend a morning together. In my days it was coffee & cake. Who would have thought of wine tasting mornings back in the olden days. Sharing experiences about kids, dogs & daily chores while sharing the love for wine on a midweek morning is so much better. And one gets educated about wine – what a great combination!

You are not only a bunch of clever young mommy’s but all so beautiful and full of energy & life. There is a sparkle around your get-togethers which is lovely to sense. It reminded me that life is about friends, family and
taking life less seriously. You certainly have convinced me and my team. Without a doubt – we can’t wait for
your return! Keep well until we meet again
— Barbara Mackenzie, Operations Manager, Haskell
It was an absolute privilege to have been considered to host one of Mommy Explores Wine Mornings at Neethlingshof Wine Estate and the outcome of this morning did not disappoint. It was beautiful weather for
wine tasting and it was lovely to be part of this experience. Each mommy that I had the chance to meet really had a great following (and really embraced the experience) and the exposure we received was wonderful. It was great to see these ladies have the morning off from mommy duties and enjoyed our Flash Food and Slow Wine Pairing in our Wine Garden. Jean delivered everything that was promised with the morning expectations and we cannot wait to invite her and her team of mommies back to our estate in the near future.
— Kyla-Leigh Rodgers, Tasting Room Manager, Neethlingshof
We loved working with Jean, from Mommy Explores.
Whether it’s a recommendation for a restaurant, wine estate or wine tasting spot, we have always felt her reviews are honest, truthful and offer a full overview of the experience. I would highly recommend Jean for any reviews and look forward to working with her again.
— Thea van der Merwe, Marketing Manager, Jordan Wine Estate