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“Picnic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spier Wine Farm

Spier Wine Farm
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Southern Route
Ranked #5 of 141 things to do in Stellenbosch
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Owner description: Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa, with a recorded history dating back to 1692. Spier's winery has won multiple awards in recent years, including Producer of the Year (Mundus Vini, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011). We also performed exceptionally at the 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition (five Best in Class Gold medals and two trophies), and were the top performing SA winery at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles for three consecutive years. The Spier cellar has ISO 22000 certification, is Fair Trade accredited, organically certified and follows the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) criteria.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Stunning surroundings, perfect for a lazy afternoon, take your newspaper/book, collect your picnic basket and enjoy

Visited November 2011
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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34 reviews
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“Not just for tourist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Most people will probably warn you that Spier is a tourist trap that locals avoid. Although this is partially, true, I actually want to recommend Spier for locals as well. Fantastic wines are served in a tranquil setting and Spier is very much focused on caring for the environment and uplifting local communities. Eight restaurant serves fantastic home-grown fare.

However, I can really not recommend the Moyo establishment that is also on the Spier premises. Overpriced and overrated; food is average and the service is poor. The tree house tables are nice, but hardly worth the money.

Visited March 2012
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So much to do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

We came here for lunch at Moyo and stopped by, I loved all the little market like tables with the random things you can buy. We went to go an see the leopards which was really nice and the people were very friendly and informative

Visited December 2011
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Expensive but tranquil and romantic on a summers day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Apart from wine tasting there is not much spier offers .however there is a beautiful garden and pond with birds and ducks which make it a perfect place for a picnic . The shop sells all the requirements for a perfect picinic but it is slightly over priced and the downfall of the estate is that you cannot bring your own food which sucks -everything has to be bought . On a summers day its a lovely spot to chill and stroll and if you are an avid wine taster even better also if you can afford a meal at the restaurant its a great experience . Remember sun hats cause when its hot its really hot :)

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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

Spier of course is a famous destination and a must see! The birds of prey and the big cats add a extra touch and it was interesting to see the whole estate. The only draw back is that it is very "touristy" and aimed at foreigners, so if you are looking for a authentic winelands experience it isn't the place for you. Over all it was a good visit, the staff are friendly and there are many things going on so there's something for everyone to do. The Moyo restaurant is great, a must see , but a bit over rated, it has a wonderful ambiance though! The wine was delicious too

Visited December 2011
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