We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest tasting experience, the Organic Harvest: a Garden-to-Glass Tasting. We have created a tasting that combines our award-winning organic wines with vegetarian bites made using fresh ingredients straight from our farm garden.
Certified organic wine is made with grapes grown without the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals. At present, all vines on the Spier property are organic. This way of farming nurtures the vineyard as a living ecological system and allows for grapes full of incredible flavour and complexity.
Our Organic Winemaker, Tania Kleintjes, explains, "The big difference with organic wine is in the vineyard - not the taste." As a complement to our organic wine initiatives, this unique tasting is paired with fresh produce from our farm garden.
This new tasting features four of our delicious organic wines, including Good Natured Sauvignon Blanc, Farmhouse Rosé, The Yellowwood Red and First Stone Red.
The tasting starts with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from Spier’s newest organic range, Good Natured. Launched in 2022, the holistically farmed Good Natured wines arrive as Spier aims to reach a net zero carbon footprint by 2030. This wine is paired with Spier garden roast vegetable tartlet, confit tomato, and goats cheese.
Next up, wine lovers will be treated to Farmhouse Rosé. This silky Shiraz rosé — made with organic grapes grown at Spier — serves up abundant strawberry with hints of vanilla and pepper culminating in a dazzlingly fresh finish. It is paired with cream of tomato soup and a parmesan tuille.
The tasting continues with The Yellowwood Red, paired with shitake veloute and mushroom ragout, ending with the grand finale: our award-winning First Stone Red paired with a 55% dark chocolate brownie truffle.
Our Cellar Master Johan Jordaan shares: "Making organic wines is in keeping with Spier's ethically, environmentally and socially conscious farming philosophy in which we harness the goodness of nature in ways that are kind to the earth.”
Put simply, these wines don’t just taste good, they do good.
The Organic Harvest: a Garden-to-Glass Tasting is available at our tasting room from 1 May - 30 August 2023, for R160 per person and is vegetarian-friendly. We invite you to sip and savour the fruits of our labour with our newest tasting experience. Reservations required, BOOK HERE.
To learn more about our organic wines, CLICK HERE.
To learn more about the Spier Food Garden, CLICK HERE.