I love it when wineries come up with new and interesting tastings to entice our senses. As we have just celebrated heritage month in September, Spier has launched a special Heritage tasting which will run until the end of October 2021.
I decided to try it for myself and thoroughly enjoyed it. You are served four premium wines from the 21 Gables range (A Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon) in Riedel glasses. They tell you to taste the wine whilst you wait for the South African inspired nibbles. Then once the nibbles arrive, you are left to experiment with different flavours to see which pairs best with which wine. It was rather quite fun!
The Spier Heritage Tasting is R185 per person and includes the following:
Light, fluffy pumpkin fritters served with a
sweet amazi gel and raisin chutney
Vibrant thyme & honey beetroot salad tossed
in a fynbos vinaigrette
CHAKALAKA AND PAP
Traditional chakalaka and pap with cabbage,
chilli and curry accompaniments
CAPE MALAY BUNNY CHOW
Home-baked bread, hollowed out and stuffed with spicy
curry, tomato sambal, fresh coriander and yoghurt
Flavourful beef boerewors topped with charred
onion salsa and sweet tomato jam
CREAMY SAMP AND BEAN SALAD
A fresh take on this classic comfort food, finished
with a zesty dill, lemon and garlic dressing
Bite-size cracker topped with Farmer Angus
biltong shavings, parmesan and chives
Wholesome milk tart with cardamom
and cinnamon spice
Deep-fried and drenched
in homemade syrup
COST: R185 PER PERSON
Last tasting: 16:00 daily
AVAILABLE FROM OUR WINE TASTING ROOM 7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL 31 OCTOBER 2021
Other wine tastings at Spier include:
Spier Tasting (R50 pp): Choose three wines from our Signature range and one from each of the three premium wine ranges, 21 Gables, Creative Block and Seaward.
Chocolate and wine tasting (R70): Inspired by our Spier Cap Classique and our Spier Creative Block blends, the chocolatier has carefully crafted chocolates that complement and unlock nuanced flavours in each of our liquid treasures.
Winemaker Selection (R90 pp): Taste from our 21 Gables and Creative Block ranges plus the organic red blend, Spier First Stone.
Children’s Grape Juice Tasting (R40 pp): This tasting is the ideal way to keep the youngsters busy with a tasting of two different grape juices and an educational activity sheet highlighting the role insects play in our vineyards.
Food platters to pair with the tastings are also available for sale. For groups of eight or more, a reservation is required. Please ensure that bookings are made and confirmed at least 48 hours in advance.
Remember: you can buy Spier wine at cellar door prices here.
Contact & opening times:
Spier Wine Tasting and Sales hours are as follows:
Mon – Sun: 10:00 -16:30
Mon – Sun: 09:00 -17:00
Contact Spier on:+27 (021) 809 1143/7.
Or book through dine plan on the website: https://www.spier.co.za/visit/wine-tasting