Spier Wine Farm
Spier Wine Farm, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch, 7600
021 809 1100
About Spier Wine Farm
“Ethical farming, the health of the soil and the people who work it. Artistic endeavour and absolute care in the crafting of our wines. This is what matters to us.” – Spier Wine Farm
You can’t go to Stellenbosch without stopping by Spier Wine Farm. This beautiful estate is one of the oldest in South Africa. They have been making wine since 1692. Today, Spier continues to make divine vino, but the setting has evolved into something quite magnificent – and seriously jacked. Children, friends, family and visitors to the Cape will all find something spectacular.
From exceptional vineyards to restaurants, picnic areas and even a vegetable garden, there’s plenty to do here. There’s also a stunning hotel on the property, making this a perfect spot for a Winelands getaway, or wedding.
As if that’s not enough, Spier also has one of the best collections of modern art in all of South Africa. If you’re not into gawking at the art or picturesque views, Spier is celebrated for throwing a great event – and there’s always something on. Whether it’s Spier’s celebrated Light Art Show or a ride on a Segway through the vineyards, you’ll certainly be entertained.
Of course, there are fabulous wine tastings to enjoy. Most people agree that the wines made at Spier are some of the best in the country. Sip away and enjoy something delicious prepared at one of the restaurants.
Many of the ingredients on your plate or in your picnic basket are grown at the farm. This is fresh and organic at its finest. If you’re after a sweet treat, Vadas Smokehouse at Spier is famous for its pastries, particularly Pastéis de Nata’s.
If you’re not eating or drinking, Spier is a great place for lovers of the outdoors. Enjoy a self-guided walk, get sweaty on a mountain bike trail, or simply enjoy a stroll on the rolling lawns.
A world of its own, here are a few of Spier’s abundant offerings:
The village-style hotel – reminiscent of a quaint village – caters to guests’ every need. From rest and relaxation to adventures for kids and adults. The 80 rooms are clustered around six courtyards, each with its own swimming pool (per courtyard).
- Nice to know: all rates include a glass of Spier wine on arrival, full English breakfast served in the Hotel Restaurant, a bottle of Spier wine, a wine tasting voucher, access to the Kids Clubhouse and use of the Qhubeka Bicycles to explore the farm.
- Rooms: situated next to the calming Eerste River, 80 rooms are clustered around six courtyards, each with its own swimming pool (per courtyard). There is a variety of room types and packages to choose from when making your booking.
- Bookings: www.spier.co.za/hotel
Wine tasting and food platters at Spier Wine Farm
The winery has consistently racked up plenty of accolades over the years – a testament to Spier’s truly phenomenal wines. There’s no better way to discover your preferred bottle than from its origin: Spier Wine Farm.
Enjoy award-winning wines and delicious food platters on the banks of the Spier dam with views of the Helderberg mountains. Settle in and admire the iconic Heath Nash chandelier – made from 334 recycled Spier wine bottles and weighing 370kgs – which hangs above the tasting counter.
You can enjoy a set wine tasting with or without a food pairing, or order whatever you like with an olive, cheese or cured meat board.
- Tastings: weekly, 9am to 5pm. Bookings are essential.
- Try these tastings: Winemaker Selection, R100 per person | Spier Tasting, R70 per person | Children’s Grape Juice Tasting, R40 per person.
- Book via Dineplan.
Featured locations at Spier Wine Farm
Picnics at Spier Wine Farm
Picnic goers can choose from a number of scenic locations at the farm. As featured on our picnic spot alert feature, Spier Wine farm is a gorgeous choice for summer days.
Seasonal ingredients from the farm and nearby producers are frequently featured in the baskets. The price per adult starts at R345 and for a child under 12, it’s R160.