Sustainability overview

Thinking responsibly. Working ethically. Inspiring change.

Our ethos is what binds us. Spier is all about balance. We keep looking for creative ways for our business to grow in balance with our environment and society.

A sustainable future

Inspired by our rich natural and cultural heritage, we recognise our responsibility to conserve and regenerate our natural environment, also ensuring our activities will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Our approach views both the farm and the region holistically, making imperative the forging of close, mutually beneficial relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including other businesses, government, NGOs and the community. 

Our mission is to minimise our impact on the environment. Spier is a Champion member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), is organically certified and follows the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) criteria. In 2011, Condé Nast Traveler World Saver Award recognised the farm as the top international destination ‘Doing it All’. 

Spier’s environmental and social initiatives include ways to reduce water consumption. 100% of our wastewater and over 80% of our solid waste is recycled. 

Supporting communities

Wherever possible, we support local industry and communities. The farm has been recognised by various external organisations including Fair Trade in Tourism (FTT) and the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA). Our cellar has ISO 22000 certification.

We support local communities through the Tree-preneur project, which encourages people in impoverished communities to grow trees in exchange for essential goods. We support entrepreneurs by helping them to create micro-enterprises linked to Spier.