Spier Wine Estate

In 1683 Arnoud Jansz settled near Stellenbosch and in 1692 Simon van der Stel granted him the land which became the Spier Wine EstateApart from its wines, the estate is particularly known for the gables on its buildings. We visited on a Saturday which was a family ‘fun day’; conference facilities, weddings, dining and functions are all possible at Spier Wine Estate.

Map of Spier Wine Estate

The Jonkershuis at Spier, with the central gable of 1817
The Jonkershuis at Spier, with the central gable of 1817

The Manor House at Spier was built in 1822.

The Manor House at Spier Wine Estate

The Manor House at Spier Wine Estate

The Manor House at Spier Wine Estate

The Wine Cellar behind the Manor House was built by Albertus Myburgh in 1767, a family which still farms in the area, although not on Spier. 

The Wine Cellar of 1767, built by Mijberg, the then-owner

The Workshop central gable dates from 1778.

We walked down this beautiful avenue of trees and then I could hardly believe my eyes – Londoners will remember these ladies who once ‘graced’ the entrance of the Barbican.

The Avenue at Spier Wine Estate

The Barbican Graces now at Spier Wine Estate

Further along is this striking and clever sculpture of the ‘Dying Slave’.

We walked back to the ‘Family Fun’ along the Eerste River which runs through the estate.

The Eerste Rive on the Spier Wine Estate

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