Spier’s fun festive workshops to delight children and adults alike…

Spier Manor House, home of Spier’s Fun Festive workshops

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own wreath, greeting cards, mosaic or upcycled tree decorations? Want to serve a winning punch, sublime sauces or be able to create your very own delicious flavoured salts and oils for the kitchen? Discover the secrets to all this, and much more, at Spier this festive season. From 17 to 21 December 2019, the historic Stellenbosch wine farm will be hosting daily afternoon workshops for adults where you’ll learn about everything you need to make sure this festive season is stylishly personalised.

With boredom-busting workshops for kids under 12, there’s no need for the little ones to feel left out, either! These start daily at 10:00am over the same period. While the kids unleash their creativity in a safely supervised setting, parents are invited to sample Spier’s acclaimed vintages on the Tasting Room’s shady stoep or stock up on stocking-fillers at the adjoining gift shop.

Adult workshops cost R170; children’s workshops cost R120. Book on www.spier.co.za/events

The Workshop programme:

PJ Vadas at the Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery

TUESDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2019

Kids’ Workshop: Festive Biscuit Decorating
Your little ones will be shown how to ice and decorate tasty biscuits, and then encouraged to decorate their.  They’ll be taught how to package these so that they can give them as festive gifts.
Time: 10.00
Location: Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery

Adults’ Workshop: Handcrafted Spier Skincare Gifts
Explore a few handcrafted skin and body preparations made from natural ingredients. We’ll explain the natural benefits of each of these products. You’ll then be invited to mix ingredients and create your own bath salt to take home.
Time: 14.00
Location: The Werf, under the Oak trees

Learn how to make your own wrapping paper

WEDNESDAY, 18 DECEMBER
Kids’ Workshop: Create Upcycled Festive Decorations

At this workshop, the little ones will discover the meaning of upcycling and recycling in a fun and hands-on way. They’ll learn how to use recycled and found objects – as well as their own lively imaginations – to craft distinctive, one-of-a-kind festive decorations.
Time: 10.00
Location: Spier Picnics

Adults’ Workshop: Homemade Kitchen Gifts
Learn how to make your own infused vinegars, oils, flavoured salts and rubs to give to loved ones or cook with yourself. Using all your senses, experiment with unique combinations of ingredients. Then take your very own version home.
Time: 14.00
Location: Spier Picnics

The Spier Artisan Studio

THURSDAY, 19 DECEMBER
Kids’ Workshop: Make a Festive Mosaic
Expert mosaic artisans will explain the technique and materials used in this ancient medium. After exploring a selection of ready-made samples, the little ones will be invited to create their own festive mosaic decorations.
Time: 10.00
Location: Spier Artisan Studio

Adults’ Workshop:  Make a Festive Mosaic Decoration
After expert mosaic artisans have explained the technique and materials used in the ancient medium of mosaic, you’ll be able to make your very own festive mosaic decoration.
Time: 14.00
Location: Spier Artisan Studio

Make a wreath

FRIDAY, 20 DECEMBER
Kids’ Workshop: Make a Wreath!
Kids will be shown how to make a festive wreath, learning different styles, techniques and which local plants and fynbos work best. Afterwards, they’ll get the chance to create a wreath of their own.
Time: 10.00
Location: Spier Picnics

Adults’ Workshop: Learn How to Make Festive Wreaths and Plant Inspired Table Decorations
Learn from style guru Eva van Niekerk how to make a stunning festive wreath. She’ll show you a variety of different techniques and styles (including edible, fragrant and modern minimalist wreaths) and explain which local plants and fynbos work best. Create your own wreath while getting helpful tips on creating plant-based table decorations.
Time: 14.00
Location: Spier Picnics

SATURDAY, 21 DECEMBER 
Kids’ Workshop: Create Printed Wrapping Paper and Greeting Cards 
Kids will learn how to create a repeat pattern using paint as well as found objects and seeds as stamps. They will also be able to make matching gift cards.
Time: 10.00
Location: Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery

Learn to make delicious Festive Punches

Adults’ Workshop: The Secrets to a Memorable Festive Feast
Discover how to elevate your festive meal with festive marinades, sauces, cocktails and punches – and get some inspirational table décor ideas, too!
Time: 14.00
Location: Spier Picnics

Spier Light Art
The popular annual Spier Light Art will be presented again from 8 December 2019 to 19 January 2020. Each night, visitors will experience an array of light and sound artworks throughout this historic Stellenbosch farm.

For more information visit www.spier.co.za

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