The latest Platter's 2024 South African Wine Guide has rolled out the red carpet for twelve of our wines, turning our grapes into gold stars. Meet our 4.5-star winning lineup:
Frans K. Smit Red 2018: With grapes selected from the slopes of Helderberg, this blend leads with Cabernet Sauvignon and offers a dark fruit presence with nuances of cigar box.
Frans K. Smit White 2020: A carefully crafted white blend with a harmonious balance of fig leaves and a hint of elderflower, rounded off with a subtle oak presence and a creamy complexity.
21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2020: Powerful yet elegant, this Cabernet Sauvignon from the Helderberg offers cassis and violet aromas with a full-bodied structure.
21 Gables Pinotage 2020: More than just a wine, this is a story of South African heritage, steeped in the legacy of our farm's storied gables.
21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2022: Crafted from 37-year-old vines, this Chenin Blanc is a beautiful and focused expression of terroir, brimming with ripe peach and a luscious palate.
21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc 2023: Vibrant and zesty, this unwooded yet richly textured white celebrates centuries of winemaking tradition.
Creative Block Five 2020: Led by Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in 300l French oak barrels, this Bordeaux-inspired red stands out with its lively palate and rich tannins.
Creative Block Eight 2020: Each varietal in this blend brings its own personality to the party, making for a wine layered with fruit, chocolate, and vanilla notes.
Creative Block Three 2020: A Rhône-style blend that's truly a work of art, combining spicy Shiraz with Mourvèdre and Viognier for a voluptuous complexity and pepper-infused berry flavours.
Creative Block Two 2023: A white Bordeaux-inspired blend dominated by Sauvignon Blanc, this wine offers a textured palate of tropical and fynbos, underpinned by a mouthwatering minerality.
First Stone Organic Red 2020: An organic Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend that celebrates Spier's commitment to environmentally conscious farming.
Farm House Organic Red 2020: Proof that treating the land with respect rewards you with bounty – an organic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and as robust as they come.
Digging Deep with Regenerative Farming
Here at Spier, we're not just growing grapes but nurturing an entire ecosystem. And when we talk about regenerative farming, we mean it. It's about preserving water, enhancing soil life, and working with nature to coax the best from every vine.
The latest accolades from Platter’s are affirmations that we are on the right path and that when our stars align, as they have in this year's guide, it is a moment to tip our hats to the vineyard and cellar teams. Choosing regenerative agriculture isn't an easy road. It's full of early mornings, late nights, and extra expenses to replace chemicals and fertilisers with more natural alternatives. But for the future of our vineyards, it's the only way forward.
As the festive season rounds the corner, we're rolling out these star-studded vintages for you to enjoy. So, gather your loved ones, pop a cork or two, and celebrate the simple joy of great wine – the kind that only comes from a place that truly cares about every grape, every bottle, and every person it touches. Celebrate the season in style with Spier!