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A New Season for Spier Hotel: Winelands icon set for inspiring change

A landmark wine and hospitality destination in the Stellenbosch winelands, Spier Wine Farm has begun an extensive refurbishment of its hotel to reflect the vision and philosophy of its owners, the Enthoven family. 

Spier is known and celebrated in South Africa and abroad for its award-winning wines, its regenerative approach to farming and business, and its support of contemporary South African artists. 

With significant refurbishments planned from mid-March 2024, reopening in 2025, Spier’s hotel will offer curated immersive experiences on this historic working wine farm and an even more purposeful approach to food, wine and wellness.

“Our farm and hotel will be an immersive place of peace and connection. Simple and timeless, with elegant comfort that never shouts. Set in a magnificent wild Cape garden, it’ll be a more personal, more encompassing expression of our family’s vision,” said Mariota Enthoven, who lives on the farm and is leading the project.


Spier’s 80 rooms will reflect traditional Cape style with elegantly updated finishes and artwork curated by Spier Arts Trust from the Spier Arts Collection. Ground floor rooms open out onto wild Cape indigenous gardens while upper level accommodation offers magnificent views of the gardens and farm from Juliet balconies. 

Plans include a tranquil, secluded wellness spa that invites guests to re-balance with a private pool, spa treatments and phytotherapy using healing fynbos botanicals harvested on the farm. 

In the hotel’s restaurant, the menu will tell the story of South African culinary heritage and a philosophy of keeping things simple, seasonal, farm-made, wine-friendly, and never wasteful. The restaurant, expanded pool and bar, and rooftop sundowner bar all embrace views of the Helderberg mountains. Flowing into the rewilded Cape floral farm and riverbank, this will give guests a sense of the intimate relationship with the natural environment. 

These guest areas will bring Spier’s wine offering into sharp focus, with a feature wine bar in the foyer flowing to tasting areas and restaurant cellar.  

Spier’s hotel will offer immersive experiences exclusively for guests wishing to engage with the winemakers, food gardeners and other collaborators within the farm community. Children will be warmly welcomed with a refreshed kids’ programme that encourages play in nature, following the rhythms and rituals of the seasons.


Ready 2025 

Renovations began mid-March 2024, and the new hotel will reopen early 2025. 

During the refurbishment, staff will be involved with Spier’s Growing for Good community and environmental projects, while also enrolling in accredited hospitality courses that align with the premium guest experience. Restaurants, farm activities and intimate meeting venues will be welcoming guests, as always.  


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