Spier has been recognised by a number of external organisations for its commitment to sustainability and ethical business. Our ethical supply chain is compliant with leading certifications such as Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (WIETA) and amfori BSCI. EnviroWines® accreditation attests to our earth-friendly methods of production. This incorporates two key certifications — the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits (FIVS) — as well as South Africa’s Integrated Production of Wine (IPW). Compliance requires environmental stewardship at every stage of production — from vine to bottle — while also tracking carbon footprint.
Our farm is organically certified and was awarded Conservation Champion status by WWF-SA. Our Hotel was one of the first in the country to receive Fair Trade in Tourism (FTTSA) accreditation; it also won gold at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2016 in the category of Best Accommodation for Responsible Employment. Our winery is FSSC 22000 certified, Control Union Vegan accredited and won the Amorim Biodiversity Award at the 2019 Drinks Business Green Awards.