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Spier Wine Farm

Contact Details

Spier Wine Farm

Wine Route: Stellenbosch

Telephone: 0218091100

Email: info@spier.co.za

Website: spier.co.za

Address and Map

R310 Baden Powell drive, Stellenbosch

Opening Times

Open Weekdays. Bookings essential.

Winery Details

Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, with a recorded history dating back to 1692. Spier’s winery has won multiple awards in recent years, including Producer of the Year (Mundus Vini, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011). We also performed exceptionally at the 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition (five Best in Class Gold medals and two trophies), and were the top performing SA winery at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles for three consecutive years. Cellar Master Frans Smit is the man behind the wines’ success. He has been making wine at Spier since 1995 after graduating at the top of his class. Smit believes that the quality of the wine starts in the vineyard. He studied viticulture as well as winemaking, and also employs a full-time viticulturist as part of the winemaking team at Spier. Together they ensure that the vineyards are meticulously managed to produce quality fruit that is picked at optimum ripeness for Spier’s wines. His mantra is “to get the most out of each grape with as little interference as possible”. As a result of his achievements in recent years, Smit was invited to join the esteemed Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) – an association of the top winemakers in the country. Spier’s wines are created within three primary ranges: Spier Signature, our classic everyday drinking range; Spier Creative Block, our range of blends that takes its name from a Spier arts initiative; and 21 Gables, our top-tier range. Featuring SA heritage varietals Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, our 21 Gables range celebrates the history of winemaking in South Africa, as well as the farm’s unique architectural feature; an unrivalled 21 Cape Dutch historic gables. Spier’s flagship wine, Frans K. Smit has been named after our Cellar Master. The Spier cellar is has ISO 22000 certification, is Fair Trade accredited, organically certified and follows the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) criteria. www.spier.co.za

Winemaker/s

Frans Smit, Johan Jordaan, Jacques Erasmus

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