Despite what you may believe, picnics are not just for summer. They’re pretty great in winter too, which is why Spier Wine Farm has launched its Winter Picnic. Expect the same reliable quality, with a winter-inspired menu made from the freshest farm ingredients and great-tasting wines. Pack your coat and find a spot in the winter sun to lay out your farm feast. Rainy day? No problem, head to the Spier Cow Shed for a dry alternative.
One of the perks of visiting Stellenbosch in winter is that there are many perfectly still days warmed up by winter sunshine. While it can be a little chilly in the early mornings and late evenings, it’s quite marvellous in the middle of the day – prime picnicking time. You might not be reaching for your sun hat, but you will be glad you got out of the house and enjoyed the natural light, crisp air and views of the mountains.
Spier’s Werf – the ideal spot to roll out your picnic blanket – is an all-season beauty that is as inviting in winter as it is throughout the year. So find your slice of winter sunshine and enjoy a nutritious and generous basket of hearty soup, a selection of cheese, a deliciously spicy chicken dish, and roast veg from the Spier Food Garden. End your meal on a sweet note with Vadas’ famous pasteis de nata.
Book your Spier Winter picnic for R345 per person, and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Spier’s Seaward Shiraz for every double basket booked this winter. Picnics need to be booked 24 hours in advance online, or build your own from the Spier Farm Café.