Heritage Day is a day that celebrates South Africa’s rich, vibrant roots and diverse cultures. Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa with a history that dates back to 1692. Spier pours a lot into the preservation of the farm’s cultural heritage.
A leisurely stroll around the farm will reveal one of their greatest artefacts: an unrivalled 21 Cape Dutch gables. A gable is a decorative feature added to the intersection of a roof and was prominently used in 17th-century architecture. Spier is home to 21 architecturally significant gables – more than any wine estate in South Africa. The restored gables represent half a century in time and virtually the entire range of styles from that period.
As a proudly South African winery, the 21 Gables range pays homage to their farm’s more than 300-year winemaking heritage and unique architectural legacy.
In honour of Heritage Day, Spier will be hosting a limited-edition, wine and food tasting experience. The tasting platter was inspired by traditional South African culinary dishes that bring comfort and delight to many. There are nine scrumptious nibbles to indulge in, starting with a light fluffy pumpkin fritter served with a sweet amazi gel and raisin chutney, followed by vibrant thyme and honey beetroot salad tossed in a fynbos vinaigrette.
Next up, you’ll be treated to traditional chakalaka and pap served with cabbage, chilli and curry accompaniments and Cape Malay inspired bunny chow. Of course, no South African tasting would be complete without a flavourful boerewors roll or samp and bean salad. The platter rounds off with a tasty biltong happie, spiced milk tart and crunchy koeksister.
The platter will be served with four award-winning wines from the 21 Gables range. This includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon.
To complete the experience, each wine is served in a beautiful Riedel glass to bring out the best flavours of both the wine and food. You are invited to celebrate the cultural wealth of the wine farm’s nation and join the team on the farm to savour their Heritage Wine and Food Tasting, served in true South African hospitality.
This platter and wine pairing will cost you R185 per person.
Reservations are advised. Book your tasting now: https://www.spier.co.za/visit/wine-tasting. Available from the Spier tasting room 7 days a week. The offer is valid until October 31 2021.
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