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Spier Growing For Good initiatives empower our communities to unleash positive social and environmental change.

Ranging from art and entrepreneurship to regenerative farming and ecological restoration, our projects and partnerships are creating a ripple effect of lasting and meaningful change.

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What is Growing for Good?

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By the numbers

Black and grey wastewater recycled

100%

Waste sent to landfill

Zero

Spier’s organic pastures

132ha

Number of bulbs planted at Spier by our nursery team

1000000+

FUTURE FOCUSED

Looking Ahead

As stewards of 620ha, we’re in it for the long haul. We believe in being good neighbours, in working together to regenerate the soil, restore the health of our rivers, and provide nourishment to our communities. Bringing about lasting positive change is not about quick fixes or going it alone. It requires creativity, collaboration and compassion. Our efforts today are about ensuring a future that is resilient, healthy and thriving for generations to come.

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Explore all our initiatives

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Teaching the value of waste

100% of our organic waste is transformed into organic, nutrient-rich fertiliser and more than 97% of our solid waste is recycled.

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Spier Food Garden

In our food gardens, Megan McCarthy teaches members of disadvantaged local communities how to grow food using eco-friendly and regenerative techniques.

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Agents of change

Because each employee is an ambassador for Spier and its values, every new member of our team participates in a five-day training course that explores environmental and social challenges.

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Skills development

Spier is a participating employer in the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which seeks to educate and employ disadvantaged youth in the wine industry.

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Nurturing nature

Our land is holistically farmed to create a diversified, balanced ecosystem with minimal impact on the environment.

Blog Stories

Read the latest news about our initiatives

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An Act of Faith – a new ceramics exhibition

09 juni 2023

When you hear the word ‘ceramics’, you probably don’t think of magic. But working with this ...

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Spier Hotel guests warm up local little hearts

24 maj 2023

At Spier, we're not just about wine; we're passionate about making a positive impact on our ...

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A true community learning farm

26 april 2023

As the Living Soils Community Learning Farm steps into its fifth year this March, we ...

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Spier Hotel guests raise over R44,000 for Tree-preneurs

26 maj 2022

The 4855 guests who booked our recent Summer of ‘21 package – a celebration of Spier ...

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From seed to reality: A three year reflection of the Living Soils Community Learning Farm

18 maj 2022

When the Living Soils Community Learning Farm was launched in March 2019, it had three ...

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Alternative Energy - the way to go

08 april 2022

As part of Spier’s commitment to a self-sufficient and sustainable future, we’re constantly ...

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Partnering with local farming contractor: Adams & Seuns

11 november 2021

For more than a decade, Spier has partnered with local farming contractor Adam & Seuns to ...

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Internships for life: Living Soils addressing youth unemployment and food security

03 november 2021

Three years ago we celebrated the launch of the Living Soils Community Learning farm in ...

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Watch a TV insert of the inspiring Living Soils Community Learning Farm

20 oktober 2021

In March 2019, we partnered with Woolworths, the Sustainability Institute and its ...

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COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING FOR SPIER FOOD GARDEN PRODUCE

05 juli 2021

With an abundance of fresh veg, salad greens and herbs harvested from the Spier Food ...

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Growing food and nurturing people

26 april 2021

Our food garden, first planted in 2013, were significantly expanded in 2020 under the ...

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Checkers partners with Farmer Angus to support black regenerative agriculture

08 januar 2021

In a recent drive to upskill and empower his farmworkers, regenerative livestock farmer, ...

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Spier one of three honourees in the WWF Conservation Leaders category in the 2020 Wine & Tourism Awards

25 september 2020

Our farm’s energy and water saving, ecological rehabilitation support for initiatives like ...

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Spier celebrates the women growing food and trees

07 august 2020

This Women’s Month Spier is celebrating the women-led food- and tree-growing projects that ...

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SPIER WINS GOLD AT 2020 INSPIRATIONAL AFRICA RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS

07 april 2020

Spier won gold in the "Responsible Business" category at the 2020 Inspirational Africa ...

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WOOLWORTHS, SUSTAINABILTY INSTITUTE AND SPIER LAUNCH COMMUNITY LEARNING FARM

06 marts 2019

​Woolworths has joined hands with its supplier, Spier wine farm; the Sustainability ...

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No more wasted water

08 april 2016

Consider wastewater. The name itself implies that it is of no use, it’s just waste. But in ...