Have you ever experienced a really “bad gift” situation? Well, I have…so many times! I have received some really bad gifts in the past which has made me a very apprehensive gift receiver. I believe that gifts should be thoughtful and should mean something to the person being gifted, otherwise… just don’t gift! Before gifting someone, one must ask themselves if the gift will make that person breathe a little better, smile and if they will appreciate it. In short, the perfect gift should be functional. That’s why I think the perfect gift for a wine enthusiast or a person who appreciates the quality things in life, would be a trip to a wine country to visit a wine farm that offers “the ultimate wine experience” and that which will help them achieve their “Winederlust” goals. Such a place befitting a wine lover’s tastes would be the Spier Wine farm in the Stellenbosch winelands of South Africa as I came to find out not too long ago.
The Spier Wine Farm offers the full wine tourism package and this wineland getaway is guaranteed to have a wine lover register their Spier experience as the wine experience of a lifetime.
Spier’s winery has won multiple awards in recent years, including Producer of the Year (Mundus Vini, Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011). Spier also performed well at the 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition (five Best in Class Gold medals and two trophies), and was the top performing winery at Veritas (2009 and 2010).
The Spier wines are created within three primary ranges which include : Spier Signature, Spier Creative Block and 21 Gables, plus the flagship wine Frans K. Smit.
Being a wine farm , you can get to learn more about wines as Wine tasting is one of the key activities offered at the Spier Wine farm. Wine tasting options include:
*The Spier Tasting where you get to choose wines from the Spier wine ranges.
*The Heritage Tasting which is a food and wine pairing of Spier’s 21 Gables Chenin Blanc and 21 Gables Pinotage paired with traditional South African fare
*The Frans K. Smit Tasting of the two premium wine ranges plus Spier’s flagship wine, Frans K. Smit