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Regenerative: 'We need to create hope and act for the future'

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What do you do when the climate puts pressure on your production conditions and you run a business in a socially challenged country? The answer: 'regenerative'.

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Kelders erken vir hul bewaring

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Spier is een van 60 bewaringskampioene wat bydra tot die beskerming van die Kaapse Blommeryk en volhoubaar boer.

Jamie Goode shares his top selection of South African fizz

Cap Classique are sparkling wines made in South African in the traditional French way: with the bubble-creating second fermentation taking place in the bottle. Jamie Goode reviews the Spier Cap Classique Brut 2021.

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Women lead the way

EKSTRA BLADET

Wine production has traditionally been a male profession, but women are on the way, bringing with them ecology, orderly conditions and sustainable initiatives

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Lisse Garnett puts South Africa’s Spier wines to the taste test

THE BUYER

Spier has been at the forefront of enotourism, sustainable viticulture and social innovation in South Africa, generating positivity in the local community and even abroad, where they’ve won many accolades for this work. In her second piece about the estate Lisse Garnett met up with MD Frans Smit in London to taste through Spier’s latest vinous offerings.

Wine draws the Danes

Spier wines are one of the attractions drawing Danes to South Africa.

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Enjoy a Wine Safari in the Cape Winelands

CAPE RHINO

Our wine blending experience is listed as a bucket list experience for the African Safari Connoisseur.

THE BUYER
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How social conscience is key to Spier’s business model in SA

THE BUYER

By seeing to the needs of workers and practising regenerative farming, Spier has generated positivity in the local community and even abroad, where they’ve won many accolades for this work. Lisse Garnett asked Heidi Newton-King, who heads up Sustainability and Human Resources, for the secret to Spier’s success.

HOUSE & GARDEN
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Spier Light Art 2023

HOUSE & GARDEN

Celebrating the fifth edition of Spier Light Art - hosted at Spier Wine Farm from 10 March to 10 April 2023 - exhibition curators Jay Pather and Vaughn Sadie reflect on the passage of time and the complexity of light.

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BBC Radio 4 on our farm

BBC RADIO 4

BBC Radio 4 interviewer Charlotte Ashton joined farm manager Orlando Filander on a farm tour, learning about our regenerative farming practices that incorporate animals, vineyards and shelterbelts with endemic flora.

They specifically discuss our conversion to organic farming before Charlotte moves on to the cellar, where organic winemaker Tania Kleintjes discusses the difference between organic and conventional wines.

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Spier Wine Farm won the Ethical Award at the international Drinks Business Green Awards 2022

THE DRINKS BUSINESS

This special prize is awarded to a business that is committed to improving and benefiting surrounding communities and carries out best ethical practices in their day-to-day operations.

The Ethical Award recognises Spier’s comprehensive efforts to ensure the fair and responsible treatment of workers throughout its supply chain. These efforts – as well as compliance with leading local and international ethical certifications – forms part of Spier Growing for Good: a range of initiatives empowering communities to create positive social and environmental change.

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Living Soils Community Learning Farm

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In 2019, Woolworths partnered with Spier Wine Farm and the Sustainability Institute to launch a community learning farm near Stellenbosch - the Living Soils Farm.

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Creating a self-regulating natural ecosystem

ECO BALANCE LIFESTYLE

Spier's earth-friendly ethos is increasingly appealing to consumers, along with its transparency regarding what goes into the wines - something that helps to increase consumer trust.

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Stewardship of the land and beyond

STELLENBOSCH 360

Mariota Enthoven (from the family that owns and manages Spier) highlights the importance of caring for the environment and systems design – incorporating tourism and a diversity of product offerings – to achieve prosperous environmental sustainability

LANDSCAPE SA
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Elemental Garden

LANDSCAPE SA

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch recently enhanced its offering to visitors with the addition of a children's play garden. Contours Landscapes received a silver award in the 2022 SALI Awards of Excellence for the construction and installation of the garden.

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Has organic wine reached its 'Tippling Point' ?

ECO BALANCE LIFESTYLE

Consumer demand for more naturally produced wines that taste just as good as more familiar products has seen the organic wine sector rising to meet the challenge, both globally and at home.

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Organic Wine is here to stay

ECO BALANCE LIFESTYLE

The results of this approach are appreciated in the bottle. Importantly, organic wine isn't just a trend or a fad. It's not new; in fact, winemakers such as Kleintjes have spent years creating rich, palatable wines that can meet the most rigorous standards.

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Spier wen handevol wyntrofees

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Met nie minder as drie trofees is Spier vanjaar aangewys as die algeheel suksesvolste produsent by die Trofeewynskou.

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Uitblinker-wynprodusente kry hoogste eer by Trofeewynskou

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By die 2022 Trofeewynskou op 6 Julie, is Spier-wynlandgoed as die algehele mees suksesvolle produsent aangewys.

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Luxury and superb wines await you at Spier!

FARMERS WEEKLY

Spier's wines are produced from organic vines and are sold in 60 countries. The estate is on of South Africa's three biggest-selling wine brands and has twice been named the South African Producer of the Year at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, in 2011 and 2018.

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Goud, van die grond af op

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Spier vier met trots 'n skitterende 2021-toekenningseisoen!

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The difference that makes a difference

WINELAND

Spier has long been known for the breadth and depth of its environmentally friendly approach to everything from winemaking to visitor experiences, but several challenges and changes over the past two years have renewed its focus on its wine heritage

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Living Soils Community Learning farm

SUNDAY TIMES

In 2019, Woolworths partnered with Spier Wine Farm and the Sustainability Institute to launch a community learning farm near Stellenbosch - The Living Soils Farm.

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Wastewater yin-yang pond

EVENT GREENING FORUM

The Event Greening Forum (EGF) showcased our wastewater initiatives in a case study around being water-wise

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Hitting the mark at every price point

SAM VENTER

An article highlighting our wine-making skills, placing the Spier brand in a unique space where we offer good intrinsic value to consumers in every price tier.

BOLANDER
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Pioneering regenerative farming

BOLANDER

An article speaking to the wine industry shift from sustainable to regenerative farming and placing Spier as a leading brand in that journey.

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The 9th most beautiful wine farm in the world

FORBES.COM

With the world opening up for international travel, Forbes compiled a study of the more Instagram-able vineyards in the world and we ranked 9th, the highest of any vineyard in the southern hemisphere.

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Young Farmers Gain Valuable Insights at Woolworths Waterstone

Sixteen aspiring young farmer interns from the Living Soils Community Learning farm recently took a break from their farming studies to immerse themselves in the world of retail. This unique opportunity saw the interns spending a week at Woolworths’ flagship Waterstone store, where they delved into the intricacies of the food supply chain and customer service.