Frans Smit has harnessed more than three centuries of winemaking tradition, transforming Spier into a top award-winning wine producer. ‘Respect what the vineyard hands you’ is our Cellar Master’s mantra. Having grown up on a table grape farm in the Northern Cape, Frans has winemaking in his blood. Becoming master of the barrel was the next logical step. Besides exploring great wines, Frans enjoys wandering about in territories not even 4G can reach. He is a member of the esteemed Cape Winemakers Guild.