On Saturday, 27 February 2010, Spier will host the annual Spier Wine Harvest Festival - a celebration to bless the grape harvest.
The lawns in front of Eight - Spier's new "farm-to-table" restaurant - will be transformed where adults can lounge under the trees and enjoy great food and wine, while children join in a host of interactive games.
There will be wine tastings and scrumptious specialty food stalls to create the ultimate wine picnic. This can be enjoyed either on the lawn, or around the harvest table alongside the Eerste River.
Games for all include grape stomping, croquet, and boulle. For kids there will be T-shirt and face painting, and loads of entertainment, including tractor rides to the vineyards, storytelling, magicians, an obstacle course and more.
At 12h00, Spier's Cellar Master Frans Smit will bless the harvest in the traditional way. Frans and the "lady of the harvest" will symbolically cut the last bunch of grapes, giving thanks for nature's bounty.
Gerald Clarke and his band will entertain with guitars, cellos, accordions and singers.
Tickets are R50 and can be purchased at Spier on arrival. For adults, this includes a tasting of two of Spier's award-winning wines and a special edition wine glass.
For kids this includes entrance for five games. The festival runs from 10h00-16h00.