Changes at Spier: reconnecting with Spier’s heritage in the historic Werf
Discover ancient oak trees, shade-covered lawns and a food garden bursting with herbs and vegetables when you visit Spier today.
Gone are moyo’s African-style buffet and the cheetahs to pet.
For years the Stellenbosch winelands destination hasn’t been home to either, following the meticulous restoration of the farmyard and Slave Bell Tower in 2014.
Restoration of the Spier Farm Kitchen, 2014
Today the Spier Werf is surrounded by five buildings with 21 historic gables, decorating the facades of the Cape Dutch structures. The Spier Manor House (1822), Farm Kitchen (1812), the organic Werf Wine Cellar (1773) and the Hoghouse BBQ and Bakery housed in the old Jonkershuis (1778) looks onto the giant oak in the middle of the heart of the farm.
In the one corner, the old rose garden has been re-established as an organically-managed food garden, supplying herbs, fruit and vegetables to our restaurants. Here everything is grown without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers, and you are likely to see our gardener and chef discussing the daily menu.
Make sure to view upcoming events to join outdoor movie nights or comedy shows on the Werf.Back to Blog