Spier has long been one of my favourite wine farms – especially when it comes to international visitors! Although it’s a big farm, Spier was one of the first wine brands and farms to truly embrace eco-friendly farming and tourism practices and have been setting the bar for other farms for years. It’s a place where visitors can find everything they’re looking for in a wine farm experience – wine tastings, farm-to-table dining, comfortable accommodation, picnics and art.
When visiting Spier, you can’t miss the fact that art is in their DNA. Spier been supporting local artists for years, buying and showcasing the work of both up-and-coming and established artists. This summer, don’t miss their spectacular Spier Light Art festival. Read more about Spier’s art initiatives here.
The Spier Light Art Show 2018
This summer, until January 31st 2019, visitors will have the opportunity to see 18 incredible artworks light up the farm every night from 8:30pm. From wilting lampshades to alien-like bamboo “parasites”, the works take you from one of the farm to the other, dazzling you along the way with their beauty and inventiveness.
The tour is self-guided, and there are maps available at various points across the property. I would recommend arriving early, and having dinner at one of the restaurants or grabbing a picnic to enjoy under the trees. My favourite work was the incredible “Written in the Stars”, which is part of The Project for the Blind Astronomer by Berco Wilsenach. I don’t want to give too much away – just make sure you find the time to visit and see the exhibition for yourself! Read more about the Spier Light Art show here.