Happy Heritage month! Now here’s your Winelands weekend itinerary
Where better to spend a weekend celebrating heritage than on one of the Cape Wineland's oldest wine farms?
With a history stretching back 325 years, Spier offers a variety of activities that are guaranteed entertainment for the whole family. The best part: we've done all the planning for you!
Save 20% off a three-night stay at Spier Hotel. From R870 pppn, and kids under 12 stay free. Offer valid from 22 – 25 September 2017. All you have to do is book it here!
FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Wine and dine
Enjoy dinner at the Hoghouse BBQ and Bakery in Spier's historic Jonkershuis, overlooking the Spier Werf. Feast on low-and-smoked meats, including grass-fed beef, pork, lamb and free-roaming chicken, accompanied by yummy sides such as roasted beetroot or cheese-drenched broccoli
Booking is essential: 021 881 3174 or email@example.com
SATURDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER
Rise and shine:
Take a stroll through the estate, following the 325 blossoming coral trees from the Hotel to the Spier Farm Kitchen.
Situated on the historic Werf, the new Spier Farm Kitchen is where you can fill your fridge with eggs and meat from Farmer Angus, buy local design and textiles for friends, or stock your pantry with jams, flavoured oils, dressings, spice rubs, dried fruit and nuts.
The long lunch:
Fresh, local and seasonal — and made just for you. At Eight, Chef Lolli serves up greens and veggies from the Werf Food Garden off the Spier Werf, along with fillet, sirloin and sausages from grass-fed cattle reared on Spier's pastures. With farm-inspired favourites like hearty chicken pie, Farmer Angus's beef burger and BBQ roasted chicken, this is truly food made good.
Contact 021 809 1188 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
The taste of heritage:
At Spier's tasting room, settle in to enjoy the two varietals that South Africa is known for internationally: Chenin Blanc and Pinotage. These two varietals form the cornerstone of the award-winning Spier 21 Gables range.
Why celebrate Heritage Day with Chenin Blanc and Pinotage? It is likely that the first vines planted on Spier in the 1700s were Chenin Blanc grapes, and Pinotage was created in 1925 in Stellenbosch, by grafting Pinot Noir and Cinsaut vines together. More than 85 years later, this uniquely South African varietal is being recognised as an international top achiever.
Taste these two varietals, along with our Spier's flagship wine Frans K Smit, from R90 pp. Contact 021 809 1147 to book.
SUNDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER
Jump on a Qhubeka bike and explore Spier's vineyards, gardens, pastures.
Feeling lazy? Enjoy a beautiful meander through nature on our River Walk or explore the farm with our VoiceMap walking tour which starts at the Spier Hotel. View the VoiceMap download instructions here.
What is more South African than a braai? Celebrate South Africa’s culinary heritage with a lunch feast featuring pasture-reared meats and fresh veggies from the farm at Eight, our acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant. From R400 per person (includes a Hoghouse draught beer or glass of Spier Signature wine). Contact Aldrine to book.
MONDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER
Glide through vineyards:
The best Mondays are the ones you get to sleep in! But, trust us, you don't want to miss the opportunity to explore the Spier farm on a Segway — the coolest way to do a breezy lap around the farm. As you glide past our our pastures and vineyards against the backdrop of the soaring Helderberg, learn about Spier's natural farming practices and commitment to a sustainable future.
Contact 021 809 1157 or visit www.segwaytours.co.za to book.
A lazy picnic lunch:
Find a shady spot underneath the giant oak tree on the Werf, and spend the afternoon feasting on our seasonal picnic, crammed with delicious treats and including a bottle of Spier Signature wine in advance here. Children and vegetarian options also available.