Cape Town, South Africa
November 29, 2005
Spier Estate is situated in the heart of the wine lands of Stellenbosch, the second oldest modern town in South Africa. While Spier is one of the most commercialized wine estates I have ever seen in my life; it is definitely worth going there for the day.
You can spend the day with wine tastings, cellar tours, picnics on the lawn, pony rides, and, last but certainly not least, lunch or dinner at Moyo. Moyo is a phenomenon. For R200 you can indulge in a wonderful buffet with typical African and other dishes prepared by the best chefs in the province. Make your Moyo experience even more special and book one of the "tree houses," where you can wine and dine in peace with a stunning view over the area.
Want to spend more than one day at Spier? The Spier Village offers 155 spacious rooms, including four suites and nine villa rooms. These "homes" are clustered around six private courtyards, each with its own swimming pool.
The lunch and dinner and accommodations at Spier (R600 per person per night) are far from cheap. And if you rather go to one of the smaller cute wine estates because you find Spier too commercialized, this estate isn't the place to be. But of you don't mind the commercial character of Spier and you have some cash to spend, enjoy!
From journal Stellenbosch - Where the South African Wine Industry Was Born