Spier – three fine reds for Winter…

There is a formidable team of winemakers at Spier Wine Estate making some serious Spier Reds. Johan Jordaan is the winemaker in charge of the reds under Cellarmaster Frans Smit. Really a lovely place to visit with two restaurants, picnics and a variety of entertainments.

Spier offers an embarrassment of riches in its restaurant options….

Spier's  fine Homestead - Spier offers much to the visitor Eight Spier offers Eight, a fine restaurant on the Spier Estate.  From veld to fork, with the saladings and vegetables are grown organically on the Estate.  Farmer Angus, grows the grass-fed beef, pork, chickens which are free range. Children are catered for, to replenish energy

Spier offers a fab Father’s Day Lunch

A Table at Eight Spoil Dad with lunch at Eight, our acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant. Our harvest table offers a range of dishes all prepared with fresh, home-grown, seasonal ingredients. Greens and fresh veggies come the Werf food garden where they are grown without the use chemical fertilisers, pesticides or artificial chemicals. Our fillet, sirloin and sausages

Spier people – Cuven Conradie, Assistant Stock Controller

Spier Manor House Spier is home to a diverse bunch of passionate people, doing what they love, and committed to making a difference every day. Cuven Conradie is a cellar assistant and assistant stock controller in Spier’s winery, where he’s worked for nearly three years. The cellar is his favourite part of the farm. “I

Spier people – Orlando Filander, Senior Farm Manager

Spier Manor House Spier is home to a diverse bunch of passionate people, doing what they love, and committed to making a difference every day. Orlando Filander, the Spier farm manager, has worked on the farm for 16 years, playing a key role in ensuring it obtained organic certification in 2015. A trained viticulturist, he

Spier, all about its people – Alfrieda Hanse, Farm Supervisor

Alfrieda Hanse – Farm Supervisor Spier is home to a diverse bunch of passionate people, doing what they love, and committed to making a difference every day. Alfrieda Hanse is a farm supervisor at Spier’s Nooitgedacht farm near Paarl. She grew up in the Northern Cape and has been employed by Spier for almost 17

Spier people – Heinrich “Bones” Opperman – Senior Cellar Assistant

Heinrich Opperman_Senior Cellar Assistant Spier is home to a diverse bunch of passionate people, doing what they love, and committed to making a difference every day. Senior cellar assistant Heinrich Opperman, better known as Bones by his colleagues, joined Spier seven years ago as a farm worker. Now a senior cellar assistant, “the growth has

Celebrate Spring at Spier’s Tasting Room with an array of canapés made from locally sourced ingredients

Spier Manor House Celebrate Spring at Spier’s Tasting Room with an array of canapés made from locally sourced ingredients. The Signature Chardonnay Pinot Noir is accompanied by a pomegranate and lime sorbet cupped in a fresh strawberry. The Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc finds its match with a Franschhoek smoked trout cannelloni and creamy trout

September 16th, 2016|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: , |